Organization: IDinsight

Role: Field Officer (short term engagement)

Location: Lusaka, with field work in Central and Southern Provinces

Organization Overview

IDinsight is an international development organization that helps policymakers and managers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence.

We carefully tailor a wide range of analytical and quantitative tools to enable our clients to design better policies, rigorously test those ideas, and take informed action at scale to improve lives. Our services include experimental evaluation methodologies – including, but not limited to, randomized controlled trials – tailored to the priorities of international development decision-makers; monitoring and performance management systems to facilitate continuous data-driven improvement; policy design consulting and scale-up support.

Our mission is to partner with clients to generate and use rigorous evidence to improve social impact.

Our vision is to improve millions of lives by transforming how the social sector innovates, learns, and improves.

Project Description

The primary goal of IDinsight’s research is to test the impact of post-harvest management training in Southern and Central Province in Zambia.

We will be surveying smallholder farmers and extension agents on harvest, drying, storage, and market practices, as well as their experience with extension services.

The survey will take approximately one hour to administer and will be conducted using tablet in one of Tonga, Bemba, Nyanja, Lenje, or English depending on location and respondent.

Job Description

IDinsight seeks very experienced field officers to join our team for a period of approximately one month (with possibilities for extension). Applicants must be available to start work immediately.

The Field Officer will be responsible for conducting surveys and interviews relating to Post Harvest Handling and Storage with smallholder farmers and extension agents in Central and Southern Provinces.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have extensive research experience conducting surveys or interviews with smallholder farmers.

The applicant should have a demonstrated ability to work independently and display strong attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary.

Fluency in English and any of Nyanja, Bemba, Tonga or Lenje is required.

Experience conducting rural agricultural surveys in Central and Southern Provinces is preferred, but not required.

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants should send their CV, references from past  research positions, and a cover letter outlining their interest and experience with data collection in rural setups to ftma.idinsight@gmail.com.

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