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


Company Innovations f...
Category Science
Location Northern Ghan...
Job Status Short-term
Salary Attractive
Education HND/ First De...
Experience 1 year
Job Expires Feb 26, 2021
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Company Profile

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it.

IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

Job Description

  • Job Title: Field Supervisor
  • Location: Northern Region, Ghana
  • Deadline to apply: 26th Feb 2021
  • Duration: 1 week of training, and 3-4 weeks of field work
  • Desired start date: 8th March, 2021
  • Language requirement: Dagbani and Likpakpa
  • Job Code: TraCTA-EL-FS-21
  • Reports to: Field Manager
Project Summary
The Marketing, Tractor Coordination and Technology Adoption project dubbed – “TraCTA” is an agricultural research project in collaboration with local partners in the agriculture value chain seeking to assess the 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 199 communities, reaching over 3,500 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.
The project aims at exploring and promoting the adoption of improved agricultural technologies, timely access to land preparation as well as accessing the output market among small-holder farmers in northern Ghana. The project will conduct an Endline survey for assessment in the selected districts.
TraCTA is looking to recruit enumerators on a short-term contract of 3 – 4 weeks to carry out the project’s Endline survey.
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

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

How To Apply

How to apply: To apply, please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below:

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  • Candidates will only be considered for the roles they applied for. Those who apply for higher positions and do not qualify for those roles will not be considered for other lower positions.
  • Only the newest application will be considered from candidates who submit multiple applications.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received by IPA, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Applicants are also encouraged to apply early.

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