Data Collection Field Officers Jobs in Kenya - NGO

Organization: Evidence Action

Data Collection Field Officers

Reporting to:
 MLIS Associate – Data Collection Training

Location: Various

Start Date: 19th May 2016

Deadline: Application will be reviewed on a Rolling Basis

About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world.

We fill the gap between knowing 'what works' and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. 

We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models.

We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money: Our flagship programs are
  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven, innovative, and low-cost approach to increase rates of household chlorination. This year the program will reach over five million people in Africa providing safe drinking water to vulnerable populations.
  • The Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development. 
 We partner with governments to support their work as part of our strategy for financial sustainability and in order to ensure integration with other health and education initiatives.

About Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team

The MLIS team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a data-driven organization. 

The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:
  • All ongoing program monitoring needs met (including M&E design and quality data collection)
  • Programs delivered with access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making
  • Analysis and research conducted to support program improvements (including operation research, market research and cost-efficiency analysis)
  • Support with timely, useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (including provide support to connect the dots)
  • Support provided to regional leadership for new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation
  • Standards, systems and processes setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data)
The team provides services across Evidence Action’s Africa Region through three sub-teams that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:
  • Data Collection and Information Systems (DIS): Responsible for training, data collection and logistics of M&E activities in the field. Information systems ensure that the program have access to timely and useful data through a cloud-based multi-user system.
  • Design, Data Processing and Analysis (DPA): Responsible for data management, analysis and research. DPA ensures that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.
  • Data Innovation, Accountability and Learning (DIAL): Responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action. DIAL also seeks out innovative ways to engage with program and is responsible for internal communications.
Current Activity: Evidence Action is currently supporting the rolling out of the National School Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP). 

The MLIS team will be supporting with the monitoring the programme across several counties.

Roles and responsibilities
  • Accurately collect evaluation data from sampled schools and communities using electronic data collection tools
  • Timely and meaningfully support information flow from the field to the supervisors
  • Adhere to all data collection protocols during data collection activities
  • Maintain cordial public relations with local stakeholders including government officials, school heads, teachers, other monitors and community members through observing meaningful and respectful engagement in the course of field work
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by supervisors
To be considered for this position, one MUST have the following minimum requirements:
  • At least a diploma or certificate from a reputable college or university within Kenya. Those with certificates in nursing and teaching will also be considered.
  • A minimum C- mean grade in KCSE
  • An original copy of the Kenya National Identity card
  • Ability to work within the following counties: Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Lamu, Taita, Siaya and Busia.
  • Available for training and deployment between 19th to 25th May 2016.
  • Experience in electronic data collection with a bias to ODK will be an added advantage
How to Apply

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