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Field Supervisor - Innovations for Poverty Action HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-11-16 16:43   Administrative / Management   Lagos   64 views
Job Details

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Contract

Duration: 2 days of training and 5 days of field work

Desired start date of training: 6th December 2023

Reports to: Field Manager

The Lagos Transit Project

In many emerging cities, transit is private: operated by many small bus companies, some so small that they only own a single bus.

This system is flexible but can be disorganized and dangerous. In recent years, many cities have invested in formal public transit to replace private transit. But mass rapid transit is costly, and unlikely to replace informal transit anytime soon.

This project will study the informal transport industry in Africa’s largest city, Lagos in Nigeria to assess:

How the introduction of new travel option affects riders and operators

The costs and benefits of informal and decentralized transport provision.

Job Description

The Field Supervisor (FS) shall manage multiple teams of enumerators.


Supervise the implementation of the wait time and price subsidy experiments.

Provide daily updates on data collection, including any challenges encountered to the IPA Field Manager and other research staff.

Support IPA research staff in data quality assurance activities.

Maintain confidentiality of data as per protocol provided by IPA.

Supervise enumerators by sitting in during interviews and carrying out spot checks.

Submit an activity report after the activities are completed.

Ensure safe custody of all project equipment and supplies.

Carry out community entry, advocacy, and mobilization in the communities assigned.

Carry out any other tasks assigned by IPA research staff.

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.

Should be familiar with Computer Assisted Interview (CAI) or keen to learn.

Familiarity with administering interviews using SurveyCTO is an added advantage.

Must be fluent in English and Yoruba. Fluency in any other local language widely spoken in Lagos is an added advantage.

Must be a resident of and familiar with transportation system in Lagos.

Should be willing to travel and work in local government areas and communities within Lagos in which the project is working in.

Must have leadership skills/experience in similar roles.

Language requirement: Yoruba and English.

Application Closing Date

24th November, 2023.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Company Description
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 worlds poor.