Saturday, 6 June 2015

35 Positions - Field Editors / CAPI Interviewers

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). 

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. 

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

KNBS intends to conduct the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) which will be a source of data to update the country’s poverty profile, consumer price index weights, National Accounts data and other socioeconomic indicators. 

The Bureau therefore invites applications from
suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following temporary positions:-
Job Title: Field Editors / CAPI Interviewers
Ref: KNBS/ FE/2/2015

No. of Posts: 35 (To be distributed in all counties)

Reporting to the Field supervisor, the Field Editors will be expected to provide support to the Field Interviewers.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Accompanying each Field Interviewer on a specified number of interviewing visits to observe and review interviews.
  • Meeting regularly with Field Interviewers to discuss progress and common mistakes noted or encountered.
  • Providing assistance to interviews when challenges are encountered, in the absence of the Supervisor
  • Ensuring that all assigned households are covered including all the call backs.
  • Providing constructive feedback on errors to improve Field Interviewer performance.
  • Verifying and validating each Field Interviewer's work according to edit specifications and completing appropriate follow-up actions.
  • Tracking overall Field Interviewer data quality.
  • Interviewing and capturing household information using computer aided personal interview (CAPI) approach.
  • Compiling prompt and accurate field status reports.
  • Assisting the supervisor in conducting the community and market questionnaire
  • Preparing debriefing notes for the supervisor
  • Forwarding to the supervisor all completed questionnaires and relevant notes.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Should have completed at least secondary level of education, with a minimum of C+ (plus) or its equivalent.
  • Must have scored a minimum of C+ (plus) in Mathematics and English in KCSE
  • Must be proficient in laptop use
  • Must have a typing speed of at least 30 words per minute
  • Should possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in censuses and/or surveys data entry operations will be an added advantage
  • Experience in CSPro software will be an added advantage
  • Must be able to write legibly
  • Must be resident in the county where application is made and where they wish to work
  • Should be a team player
  • Ready to work for long hours including weekends
  • Must be available for a period of an uninterrupted 8 months
 Applicants should submit handwritten application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format (CLICK HERE to download), full names and contacts of three (3) referees, daytime contacts, and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials, National ID/passport and fill the Bio data form (CLICK HERE to download). 

The reference number for the post applied should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-
The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100

Applications must be sent to the Bureau County Offices, where you expect to be posted and received not later than 12th June 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer



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