02 July 2017

Fresher Field Officer Data Collection US Non-profit Careers - Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Job Title:          Field Officer
Organization: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Duty Station: Mbale, Mt. Elgon and Tororo, Uganda

About Us:
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a US non-profit research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. We do have offices in Kenya, a new office in Uganda, and active projects in Tanzania, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana. It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioural economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

About Project:
The study is a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) that will be done in various communities in Uganda. It will entail conducting household interviews and focus group discussions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Administering surveys appropriately
  • Actively facilitating individual and group-based exercises
  • Preparing and submitting daily reports to supervisor
  • Build rapport with respondents
  • Coordinating with team members on field activities.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by a supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Field Officer should preferably hold a Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Prior experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Excellent command of the specified languages
  • Previous experience in facilitating focus group discussions
  • Experience in administering house hold surveys (mandatory)
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
  • Have the following qualities: diligence, good organization, a positive attitude, active and respectful listening skills, strong interpersonal skills and a passion to work with communities.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to facilitate individual and group-based exercises
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking skills during interviews
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Swahili, Lusamya, Luo, Lugisu, Japadhola and Lunyole (Mandatory)

Duration: Successful candidates shall be hired for a duration of about 3- 4 weeks.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer-Eastern Uganda REF NO: BU-2017-07-17.” Only online applications shall be considered.

Deadline: 4th July 2017

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