Field Officer

Field Officer

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Position Summary

The 2022 disaster risk global index ranked the Philippines first among 193 countries, illustrating the need for programs to support Filipinos impacted by disasters. Cash transfers have been proven as an effective tool for poverty alleviation and means to support households’ resilience to shocks (Adhvaryu et al., 2018, Baird et al., 2013, de Janvry et al., 2006). The Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) Program, launched in 2020, is intended to serve as a bridge between immediate disaster relief, humanitarian response, and early recovery support. It is the first institutional and unconditional post-disaster cash transfer intervention of the DSWD. 

IPA will conduct a rapid randomized controlled trial (RCT) process evaluation. The process evaluation primarily aims to understand the implementation processes and challenges as well as beneficiary experience of the ECT Program of the DSWD to provide DSWD with actionable insights for program improvement. The study will also test the impact of providing timely information on beneficiaries’ cash transfer usage and subsequent well-being. 

There will be one round of quantitative data collection targeting approximately 700 survey respondents. The Field Team will be composed of one (2) Field Coordinators and at most fourteen (14) Field Officers / Enumerators. 


​The FO will be responsible for the following tasks: 

• Actively participate and pass all assessments in the training of Field Staff 

• Provide feedback on the translation and programming of the quantitative survey. 

• Conduct one-on-one interviews with ECT beneficiaries in accordance with IPA and project data collection protocols 

• Comply with daily productivity targets to ensure the completion of the target number of completed surveys within the specified data collection period. 

• Report any errors or issues faced during data collection to the FC. 

• Comply IPA finance protocols and submit all required documents in a timely manner. 

• Perform other data collection-related tasks to assist the Research Team, as needed. 



• Experience conducting one-on-one quantitative surveys preferably through face-to-face and/or phone interviews using SurveyCTO and/or other computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). 

• Fluent in Bisaya spoken in Davao to effectively communicate with respondents, and Filipino and English to effectively communicate with the Research team. 

• Detail-oriented and able to a) consistently follow instructions, b) identify and communicate errors and issues during data collection, c) comply with financial and other project-related processes and requirements. 

• Flexible and able to keep up with adjustments to survey protocols implemented as needed

• Willing to travel to Davao Oriental and/or Davao del Norte

• Access to reliable and strong cell and mobile data reception

• Tech savvy or computer literate and able to effectively use basic software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Box, Adobe Acrobat and communication applications like Viber and Google Meet.  


• Familiarity with IPA data collection and financial processes and protocols

Reports to

Research Associate / Field Coordinator

Deadline to Apply

April 26th, 2024


Davao Oriental or Davao del Norte or Manila

Application Instructions

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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.

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