Innovations for Poverty Action
Extended Ages and Stages Questionnaire Validation Study (WASH Benefits)
Position: Associate Field Manager (Re Advertised)
Location: Western Kenya (Kakamega)
Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2015
Start Date: February 2016
Length of Contract: 3 Months
Eligibility: Position open to local hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
In close partnership with decision makers — the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world — IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale
About the Job: The Associate Field Manager (AFM) will collect data in the field for the EASQ Validation Study. The AFM will be based in Western Kenya and will be required to travel within the region.
He/She will be working independently with the supervision from the Senior Field Manager and Principal Investigators. The AFM will spend approximately 100% of his/her time in the field.
About the Project: The EASQ Kenya Validation Study will compare the Extended Ages and Stages Questionnaire to a direct measure of child development such as the Bayley Scale of Infant and Toddler Development.
Both tests will be administered to caregiver/child pairs enrolled in the WASH-Benefits Study to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the EASQ.
This project will provide useful evidence to other studies considering using the EASQ as a measure of child development in rural Kenya.
- Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
- Interact with community members with the highest level of respect and understanding.
- On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work.
- Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
- Successfully complete all tasks assigned by the EASQ Validation Study team.
- Knowledge of assigned tasks and delivery according to SOP.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Team player – interacts well with colleagues and offers support in the field and in the office.
- Responsible- takes up responsibilities, shows initiative in solving issues and reports challenges to supervisor.
Project and Data Collection Duties
- Identifying and confirming eligible study respondents
- Get informed consent from study participants
- Collecting data from respondents with strict adherence to the SOP
- Ensure proper storage and handling of field equipment such as Bayley kits, etc.
- Communicating with local administration (village elders), filling data forms and uploading data onto the server
- Any other duties assigned by the Senior Field Manager
- Diploma in Child development, Psychology, any other relevant field or Bachelor’s degree preferable;
- Previous experience with Bayley, ASQ, or other child development tests desirable.
- Previous experience in field data collection.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Luhya specifically Kabras dialect.
- Well-organized, detail- oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
Please send a cover letter, CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
Note: The position has been re-advertised and we would advise all applicants who had applied during the initial advertising not to re-apply.
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Associate Field Manager Wash Benefits” REF NO: 2015-10-01.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.