Kahuro and Kangema, Muranga County
Georgetown University, founded in 1789 in Washington DC in the USA, is a Jesuit university committed to both teaching and research at the highest levels.
Consistent with these traditions and its commitment to global development, the university established the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, guide, which conducts empirical field-based research to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions and policies aimed at empowering individuals to improve their lives.
Major research themes include governance and accountability, the promotion of agency in the delivery of health, education, and other public services, the role of mobile technology in development, and financial development and integration.
We are currently working on an auto-savings project to assess ways in which a digital platform in one of the local banks can be deployed to boost savings amongst the poor and marginalized, and to help them make a habit out of saving, not just for its own sake, but as a means of financing investment in physical and/or human capital, and of protecting themselves against risk.
This is part of our broader goal of deepening our understanding on the role of mobile money services in the development process, and of gaining insights into ways to boost take-up and use of digital financial services.
We are seeking Field Officers (FO) to help on the different areas of project activities including but not limited to: conducting in person interviews with households in the catchment areas, help organize, plan and facilitate Focus Group Discussions, help refine and test survey instruments both for flow and appropriateness of the language use and ability to capture relevant data organizing, and, translating survey instruments to different languages.
The Field Officers will be based in Kahuro and Kangema Sub Counties and will be required to travel within these areas in Muranga County.
He/She will work closely with fellow Field Officers, Project Manager (PM) and Field Managers (FM).
The FO will spend approximately 90% of his/her time in the field and 10% of his/her time in the office.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: