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Refugees Host Community Project (r-HOC) 

POSITION: Field Officer (23 positions) 

REPORTING TO: Senior Field Officer 

START DATE: 1st September 2022 

LOCATION: Turkana West and Dadaab Sub counties 

DURATION: 1 Month 

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 

ELIGIBILITY: Position open to local Kenyan hires only 

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) 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 Project: The research seeks to find out how service delivery affects host community willingness to share  public services with refugees, in what ways this varies by real and perceived levels of scarcity within sectors and how  service delivery shocks such as a pandemic impact willingness to share services. The plan is to analyze how changes  in perceptions of access to and quality of services, particularly the education sector and the labor market affect host  citizen attitudes towards refugees in localities. Data collection will be done with communities around Dadaab and  Kakuma refugee camps – localities near refugee camps. 

About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer and within the limits of  Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures will be primarily responsible for collection of high-quality  data. Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Officer, to be carried out as needed  according to the determination of the Senior Field Officer. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Completing the main survey and any other survey(s) the PIs may come up with. 
  • Ensuring data collected is of high quality. 
  • Uploading data to the server daily for finalized forms. 
  • Get informed consent from study participants. 
  • Collect data from respondents with strict adherence to the SOP. 
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of IPAK equipment such as tablets and power banks. • Report to the SFO on work assignment.
  • Provide useful feedback on survey and other work-related activities. 
  • Meeting daily set target. 
  • Successfully working in a team and avoiding/minimizing conflicts with team members. • Any other duties assigned by the SFO. 


  • A minimum of a diploma in Social Sciences or related fields. A university degree is an added advantage.
  • • Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in the local languages spoken in the study areas. 
  • • Well organized, detail-oriented, excellent listening skills.  
  • Experience in using surveyCTO for data collection  
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters.  
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and as part of a team  
  • Ability to stay and work comfortably in the study regions  
  • Must have good planning and organizational skills.  
  • Capability to exercise honesty, trustworthiness, and HIGH INTEGRITY.  
  • Willingness to stay and work comfortably in the specific study sub counties during the data collection  exercise  
  • Locals are encouraged apply.  

How to Apply 

Please click here to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to  apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.  

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being  performed by the Field Officer– r-HOC Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible  duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet  organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an  applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA.  

This is a re-advertisement. Those who had applied previously do not need to re-apply. 

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