Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA),Field Supervisors Jobs in Rwanda(a day to go)

Field Supervisors, Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs), Rwanda

  • Location: Kigali and nationwide field sites, Rwanda
  • Desired Start Date: August 22, 2016
  • Reports to: Field Manager, IPA Rwanda
  • Length of Commitment: 35 working days
  • Application deadline: August 3, 2016
Organizational information:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
Project Description:
IPA will carry out field data collection for the Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) project in Rwanda, which is led by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. The Field Supervisor will play a critical role in planning and carrying out this data collection. The project will be working within all districts and will be collecting data from SACCO clients. Administrative data will also be collected.
Position Summaries:  
The Field Supervisor position provides an excellent opportunity to gain handson experience in a field setting with a vibrant organization undertaking cuttingedge development research. In this, the Field Supervisor will report to the Research Associate and will help to manage Enumerators on the project. The Field Supervisor will work closely with the research staff and field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Coordinate and supervise all enumeration activities during the data collection process with survey households;
  • Monitor, check, and assess the quality of the work of the enumerators, and review the questionnaires for completeness, consistency, and accuracy;
  • Monitor the condition of survey equipment assigned to the enumerators;
  • Double check the completeness of the list of households required by the team;
  • Report all errors, discrepancies and changes of the questionnaire if any, and oversee the upload of the new version of the questionnaire for all team members;
  • Ensure that there are no problems with lodging and transportation for enumerators, and monitor time management;
  • Carry out field preparations including contacting cell and village leaders to locate the respondents, make appointments with respondents;
  • Ensure that all technical and logistic issues are reported to the Field Manager.
A successful Field Supervisor is detail-oriented and has excellent organizational skills and who will be committed to our high standards of data quality. The position requires strong leadership and communication skills. In addition, the following qualifications and experience are desired.
·         At least 1 year of experience working on qualitative and quantitative data collection, with management experience is necessary;
·         Extensive knowledge of quantitative data collection; a passion for learning best practices and innovations is desired;
·         In addition to English, written and spoken fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential;
·         Prior experience managing teams and strong leadership skills are necessary;
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (including Excel) is necessary;
·         Ability to travel is required;
·         Prior experience with Computer Assisted Interviewing (specifically Open Data Kit/ SurveyCTO) is preferred;
·         Prior experience in creating and implementing Field Plans for team logistics is preferred;
  •  A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance, Management, Social work, Development Studies or related field is required;
·         Strong organizational and management skills;
·         Strong communications skills;
·         Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work effectively on a team;
·         Having worked with IPA in the past is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
Please click on the following link to apply for this job position and follow the instructions here.
Please apply by August 3, 2016.
Start date is August 22, 2016, and the expected commitment is 35 working days. Salary is based on experience.

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