Field Manager at IPA | April 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Full Time

Requisition ID: 1634

Position Summary

IPA is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals with outstanding data collection, people management, and communication skills as a Field Manager to support implementation of a Price Elasticity of Demand for Mobile Money Services Project in Tanzania. This project aims to estimate consumers’ willingness to pay for mobile money in Tanzania. The main objective of this study is to estimate consumer price elasticity for common mobile money (MM) transactions, with respect to (a) decision to use MM, and (b) intensity of mobile money use. 

The Field Manager will support the planning, organization, supervision, and monitoring of field operations to ensure they are carried out smoothly and effectively. Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Manager, to be carried out under discretion of the Research Associate and/or Associate Research Manager:


1. Develop plans and strategies for field operations, including scheduling visits, allocating resources, and ensuring efficient deployment of personnel.

2. Monitor field operations to ensure that they are conducted according to plan and objectives. 

3. Report and document on: data collection, preparing reports, and maintaining accurate records of field activities for internal and external reporting purposes.

4. Ensure field operations comply with IPA data quality protocols, relevant regulations, policies, and safety standards.

5. Oversee the work of field teams, providing guidance, support, and training as needed.

6. Monitor performance of field staff, track progress towards goals, and takes corrective action when necessary to ensure targets are met.

7. Manage field equipment, and materials needed for field operations, and ensuring resources are allocated effectively.

8. Perform all duties as signed by the Research Associate.



1. Bachelor’s degree in economics, sociology, community development or other related fields

2.  Previous experience in a relevant field, such as field operations, project management, or supervisory roles

3. Proficiency in written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili.

4.  Ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to respectfully engage people in public.

8. Attention to detail and strong communication skills.

9. Must have basic knowledge of how to use Microsoft office tools, especially Word and Excel.


1. Previous experience working in the same role and in remote areas.

2. Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks, priorities, and deadlines.

3. Previous experience with SurveyCTO

Reports to

Research Associate



Deadline to apply

April 15th, 2024 –Reposted

About IPA 

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 world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence of which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to a tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 600 leading academics to conduct over 900 evaluations in 52 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. 

IPA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) 

As an organization, IPA is dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations through evidence and policy. We also recognize how important it is for our staff to reflect the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with. As such, IPA is committed to hiring from a diverse pool of candidates, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives. We know that this makes our work stronger and more responsive to the challenges faced by those we work with and for and we encourage people from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Click here to learn more about IPA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Innovations for Poverty Action is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at or via phone at 1-202-386-6200. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the specified position. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.