Field Research Associate – Isiolo

Summary of the Position

The Field Research Associate will support the effective management and implementation of the research study. S/he will provide support in developing data collection tools, data collection, analysis and managing the field team. In addition, the Associate will maintain key relationships with local implementing partners and relevant county government actors


Roles and responsibilities:

Coordinate all study research field activities
Support the Research & Design Manager in implementing the study and developing data collection tools
Provide data quality assurance, statistical and analytic support to the study
Support in recruiting and training the research enumerators
Supervise and manage the field team and data collection activities
Support field logistics to ensure that the field research teams are adequately facilitated working closely with research & design team, Caritas-Marsabit & Isiolo and Head of Offices.
Work with Nawiri field teams to ensure effective community mobilization for the relevant stakeholders across the county and sub county level.
Work in close collaboration with the Field offices, Monitoring and evaluation, Accountability & Learning and other technical field teams
Report immediately to the head of county any issues, constraints and challenges in complying with CRS and Donor’s standards policies and regulations and with government’s laws.
Keep all documents and information related to CRS’ program activities, personnel and development plans confidential.
Adhere to CRS’ principles of confidentiality in relations to staff, partners, vendors and other stakeholders. Report to the management potential irregularities or any misbehaviour that occurs
Be flexible to undertake any other roles as assigned.



Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, with at least 3-5 field research experience. Experience in the ASALs a plus
2-5 years’ experience supervising research field teams
2 years’ experience in field project management an advantage
Strong quantitative data analysis skills
Experience with SMART surveys an advantage
Experience with field data collection applications. Familiarity with CommCare a plus
Familiarity with Isiolo and Marsabit County and local communities an asset
Experience working with multiple stakeholders- universities, international non-governmental organizations and faith-based organizations
Ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams
Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion including gender equality.


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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Kenya since 1965.