Field Researcher Position – Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana

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Category: Research and Development

Position: Field Researcher

Location: Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana

Career Level: Junior level (1-2 years of experience)

Employment Type: Contract for – 5 months

Salary: As per the organization’s scale


About the project

L-IFT (Low Income Financial Transformation) is a Netherlands based Research Company that specializes in diaries research. L-IFT identifies misunderstood needs of low-income people through unique research of repeat interviews which enables evidence driven decision making. L-IFT conducts research projects in various countries including Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, Uganda, Myanmar, Nigeria, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, and Rwanda. The company is increasingly focusing on self-reported data and empowering people to use their own data for their development as entrepreneurs or employees. It has developed an app called FINBIT that is being used by thousands of youths, women, refugees and other insufficiently understood groups.

We are seeking Field Researchers for Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana for a potential project with CGAP on Market Research to Solve for Young Women’s Financial Inclusion.

For this potential project in the three countries, we are looking for highly motivated, qualified, and capable professionals to fill the post of Field Researcher.


Job Description

The Field Researchers’ main responsibility is to conduct interviews with young women in the assigned study area and provide daily reports including planning of the field work. The field researcher will be expected to adhere to all established ethical and survey protocols during the interviews and maintain excellent data quality.

The complete sample of research participants will be interviewed weekly for the entire duration of the research work. The field researchers will ensure data quality as well as strict compliances to all ethical and survey protocols during the interviews and subsequent data management.

The Field Researcher shall be directly supervised and work closely with the Field Supervisor and Senior Researcher.


The specific responsibilities include:

  • Attend training sessions organized by L-IFT
  • Internalize methods and protocols of data collection, and fully understand all questionnaires prior to commencement of the actual interviews.
  • Travel weekly to all respondents in different locations in the assigned research area to interview all participants for the research.
  • Strictly follow survey procedures and ethical standards
  • Document issues that arise during the field work and communicate them to the senior researcher and field supervisor.
  • Report to the field supervisor on daily basis
  • Actively exchange experiences and communicate observations in an exchange group of peers and supervisor
  • Participate in two-weekly review meetings to address issues from the field and to get trained and practice new interview questions


Job Requirements

The following are ideal features that are considered for recruitment.

Profile of an ideal candidate for a field researcher

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in field of economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, development studies, psychology, entrepreneurship or a related field
  • Proven experience in data collection
  • Good understanding of how small business functions in the country (ideally comes from small business owner’s family)
  • Young and energetic
  • Able to relate easily to people and inspire trust (good verbal communication, good at encouraging people)
  • Have good written communications
  • Very good communication skills in English and the local languages. 
  • Have some computer and mobile-phone skills, command of Microsoft Office Suite and Android operating software
  • Have some numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Characteristics: Motivated/committed; Energetic/enthusiastic; Fast/pro-active (takes initiative to solve problems); Good with people (listener); Reliable/conscientious; Technology oriented; Interest in research; Good communicator; Modest; Non-judgmental; Organized/disciplined; Adoptable (Adjust easily with unpredictable situations), Inquisitive and curious.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete the Job Application form on our website: (which strictly requires applicants to write their motivation for applying and upload their CV). Deadline for application is on 15 March 2024.


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