Field Officer

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JOB TITLE: Field Officer - REF NO: BU-2016-04-20
LOCATION: Tanzania
ELIGIBILITY: Open to local Tanzanian hires only, preferably from Dar and Mwanza

START DATE: 27th April 2016
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioural economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

About the project:

Our client seeks to have in-depth understanding of the factors that hinder product uptake, continuous usage and continued loyalty. This study will thus conduct focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with the product consumers and non-consumers to get their perceptions regarding our client’s products.


⦁    Excellent oral and written communication skills in Kiswahili (must), and English
⦁    Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
⦁    Excellent communication, individual and group-based exercise facilitation, and interpersonal skills
⦁    Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
⦁    Excellent note taking ability during interviews
⦁    Experience in conducting qualitative research

⦁    Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
⦁    Past experience in qualitative data collection and/or counselling- show proof of this in application
⦁    Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
⦁    Have the following qualities: are diligent and organized, have the ability to motivate and counsel others, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners, have strong interpersonal skills, and have passion for community-based social work


⦁    Administer surveys appropriately
⦁    Facilitating individual and group-based exercises
⦁    Providing daily reports to supervisor
⦁    Ability to build rapport with respondents
⦁    Coordinating with team members on field activities


Successful candidates shall be hired for duration of 10 Days.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer: REF NO: BU-2016-04-20”.Only online applications shall be considered.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:     22nd April 2016



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