4 Field Officers Jobs in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: 4 Field Officers Jobs in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

PRO-WASH Project

POSITION: Field Officer (4 positions) REPORTING
TO:       Senior Research Associate START
15th November 2021

and Turkana Counties

DURATION: 2 Months

DEADLINE: 21st October

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: PRO-WASH study is part
of the ongoing Nutrition in ASALS Within Integrated Resilient Institutions
(NAWIRI, ASALS: arid and semi-arid lands). The goal of NAWIRI is to understand
and address causes of persistent acute malnutrition among children in Turkana
and Samburu Counties, Kenya. This project is conducted by a consortium,
including IPA, APHRC, RTI, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, BOMA, and CARITAS.
This part of the study is being led by IPA and will contribute to filling
knowledge gaps regarding transmission of pathogens to children under two years
in the pastoralist communities in Turkana South and Samburu North. It will
provide evidence regarding potential interventions to reduce pathogen
transmission in these communities.

About the
The Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior
Research Associate and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty
Action-Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field
activities and functions within IPAK. 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 Research Associate.

Duties and

  • Explaining project objectives and obtaining
    informed consent from all respondents before data and sample
  • Assist with translations, pretesting and piloting
    surveys, providing feedback during debriefs on field operations and survey
    instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in survey
  • In the morning, collect all the equipment and
    supplies needed for sample collection as per field
  • Administer samples collection survey tool and collect
    drinking water, soils, stool samples from all eligible study households
  • Ensuring samples are collected and handled
    aseptically according to the SOP during transport to the lab without
    cross-contaminations or
  • Ensure that samples collected from the field are
    delivered, received, and logged at the field lab every day at the end of
  • Ensure that all the supplies and equipment are
    returned to the lab at the end of field work and liaise with supervisors
    to ensure that materials, such as icepacks, gloves, stool, water, and soil
    sampling containers are enough for the next day’s
  • Ensure that at the end of field work, all used
    cooler boxes and ice packs are returned to lab and sterilized, ready for
    use the following
  • Maintain professionalism when working with the
    collaborator (government hospital lab)


  • Diploma or bachelor’s degree in community health,
    public health, or related discipline with previous field experience in
    sample collection preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in
    English and Swahili
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to manage
    multiple tasks efficiently, and work as part of a
  • Should be Computer literate
  • Samburu and Turkana speakers
  • Willing to work in Samburu and Turkana counties
    for the duration of the

How to Apply

Please click here to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an

DISCLAIMER: The above statements
are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being
performed by the Field Officer. 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.