Field Supervisor


Company Innovations f...
Category Science/Resea...
Location Northern Regi...
Job Status Short-term
Salary GH¢ 
Education HND / Degree
Experience 1 year
Job Expires May 03, 2019
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Job Description

Field Supervisor, Marketing, Tractor Coordination and Technology Adoption Project (TRACTa)

  • Reports to: Field Manager
  • Location: Northern Region, Ghana 
  • Deadline to apply: 3rd May, 2019
  • Duration: 1 week of training, and 3 – 4 weeks of field work 
  • Desired start date:  13th May, 2019
  • Job Code: TRACTa-BL-FS-05042019 

Project Summary
The “Marketing, Tractor Coordination and Technology Adoption” (“TRACTa”) project seeks to address constraints for smallholder farmers, as many make the shift from subsistence farming to greater involvement with the agricultural value chain. This pattern is evident in northern Ghana, where small-scale agriculturalists rely on subsistence farming and face low productivity, difficulty in technology adoption, and exclusion from markets that are growing rapidly in the rest of the country.

The project aims to better understand constraints faced by smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana that may hinder greater productivity, profitability and improved welfare. The study will examine barriers such as: thin output markets, accessibility of tractor services, and lack of information on best farming practices. 

The study will be carried out in 200 communities, reaching over 4,000 project participants including maize and soya farmers. The geographic focus will be in the Northern Region of Ghana, across 6 districts, including: Yendi, Gusheigu, Karaga, Mion, Savelugu and Saboba. 

TRACTa is looking to recruit Field Supervisors on a short-term contract of 3 – 4 weeks to carry out the baseline survey. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above field position to work on the “TRACTa” Project.

Job description
The Field Supervisor (FS) shall manage multiple teams of surveyors.


  • Adhere to all IPA survey protocols;
  • Supervise multiple field teams and Team Leaders;
  • Organize overall field logistics;
  • Contact the IPA Field Manager at any time with questions or concerns;
  • Coordinate field work, manage field team expenses, communicate with the project management team; 
  • Ensure that field teams adhere to IPA protocols and meet their contractual obligations 
  • Accompany surveyors; conduct random, spot checks and run high frequency checks on collected data
  • Ensure survey equipment is managed appropriately by field teams
  • Assist with the preparation of daily work plans
  • Be responsible for maintaining good relations with IPA, partner organizations, project participants 
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Must have Higher National Diploma (HND), first degree or its equivalent from a reputable institution with at least one-year field/data collection experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English 
  • Should be fluent and able to translate questionnaire in Dagbani and / or Likpakpa
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.
  • Must be good at using Microsoft office; Excel, word, power point.
  • Must be willing to travel within assigned districts
  • Should be familiar with Computer Assisted Interview (CAI) or keen to learn
  • Familiarity with administering questionnaires using SurveyCTO is an advantage;
  • Should be willing to travel and work in remote communities within the above mentioned districts
  • Must have leadership skills experience in similar roles with IPA or similar non-IPA projects

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