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

Organization: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Duty Station: Kitgum, 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
Job Summary: The Field
Officers will  support both the advisory
and research arms of Busara by serving as the primary data collection team,
collecting qualitative, quantitative and administrative data. The Field
Officers will be expected to be able to understand a research instrument and be
able to efficiently and effectively collect data to address the core research
question. In addition, Field Officers are expected to have first-hand knowledge
of their project population and be able to raise any potential challenges to
data collection or data quality to supervisors on Project or Project Operations
teams. Additionally, Field Officers should have the ability to work
independently and as part of a team. Field Officers report to Project Leads on
project-based activities and to Project Operations Managers for all other
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Field Officers will work closely with Projects and Operations teams to perform
a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Assist and conduct field experiments
    following a strict field protocol
  • Collect data to the highest degree in
    accordance to the data collection protocols.
  • Maintain the confidentiality and dignity
    of all project participants
  • Transcriptions of data.
  • Translations and back-translations.
  • Timely completion of work assigned.
  • Provide detailed notes on data collection
    activities, promptly raising issues and concerns to Senior Field Officers
    and Project Leads.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned
    by the project supervisor.
Core organizational responsibilities:
  • In addition to project responsibilities,
    Field Officers also have the following organizational responsibilities to
    ensure a healthy and functioning organization.
  • Communicate across organizational teams to
    ensure a healthy and functioning organization
  • Assist with internal initiatives where
  • Serve on internal committees when

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants should at least hold a diploma
    or degree in any social sciences discipline
  • Previous experience in data collection
    activities i.e. respondent recruitment/mobilization, respondent
  • Should be living in Kitgum(Uganda).
  • Ability to speak the local language of
  • Good in both written and spoken English
    and Acholi.
  • Previous experience of using tablets or
    mobiles for data collection
  • Willingness to take up a short term
    contract (9 weeks).
  • Keen attention to detail. 
  • Be open to try new things and learn
  • Be able to stay calm in high pressure
  • Be proactive and ready to problem-solve
How to Apply:
All applicants should send an updated CV and Diploma or Degree
certificate to  and
ensure that the subject line of the e-mail reads: “FIELD OFFICER, KITGUM: REF
NO: BU-2018-03-29”.
NB: Only online
applications shall be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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