Field Supervisor


Company Innovations f...
Category Science/Resea...
Location Accra
Job Status Fixed term (R...
Salary GH¢ 
Education University de...
Experience 2 years
Job Expires Jan 20, 2017
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Company Profile

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. IPA has been in Ghana since 2008, and it is now one of IPA’s largest country offices, with a permanent team of more than 50 staff managing and supporting 30 active research projects.

Job Description

FIELD SUPERVISOR , Project Name: Quality Preschool for Ghana

  • Reports to: Field Manager
  • Work Location: Greater Accra Region
  • Duration: Maximum two months
  • Application deadline: January 20, 2017
  • Job Code: TL-QP4G-11122016


Project Overview
The Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) Study is a study being conducted by IPA, Ghana in partnership with researchers at New York University in the United States. The project aims to develop a cost-effective, scalable model of transformational training that would produce significant behaviour change in the largely untrained kindergarten teacher workforce. The participating municipals are La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal, Ga Central Municipal, Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal, Adentan Municipal, Ga South Municipal, and Ga East Municipal in the Greater Accra Region. IPA will be conducting the endline survey for the QP4G Study in February 2017.

IPA would like to recruit Field Supervisor to form part of the QP4G project team.

Job Description
The QP4G Field Supervisor is responsible for managing a survey team and maintaining high quality data collection during the endline surveys.

As part of the responsibilities, the Field Supervisor will: 

  • Plan, coordinate, and train survey teams in conducting follow-up survey activities; 
  • Monitor and assess the quality of the work of survey teams, team leaders, and interviewers;
  • Monitor the condition of survey supplies and equipment among survey teams. 
  • Maintain team motivation and morale and foster team spirit;
  • Manage field records such as survey tracking forms and surveyor attendance.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Field Manager or Research Associate.

Required Skills or Experience

The Field Supervisor must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • A University degree in Social Science, Statistics, Economics or in any related field;
  • At least two (2) years of experience in school-based data collection;
  • Experience in previous IPA/QP4G field activities. 
  • Experience in working with Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI);
  • Strong leadership experience and good interpersonal skills for teamwork;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments;
  • Knowledgeable about Microsoft Applications like MS Word and Excel;
  • Residency in any one of the project municipals.

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