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 Field Supervisor
 Orissa Sanitation Study, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa
 Last Date: March 10, 2011
 Email: (Reference:


Field Supervisor

Job title: Field Supervisor

Location : Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Duration: 20 months (starting April, 2011)

Last Date for Application: 10th March, 2011

Email job applications to :  

The post holder will be responsible for monitoring and supervising the data collection process and implement quality assurance procedures. He/she will supervise five members of staff and monitor field activities on a daily basis. The monitoring officer will report to the Assistant Study Manager.  

Background : This is a 3-year study aimed at evaluating the impact of household sanitation on diarrhoea and helminth infections. The study takes place in the district of Puri, Orissa and is being conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, WaterAid India, the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar and in collaboration with local NGOs.  

Key roles and responsibilities

·           Assist with the training of enumerators in data collection techniques

·           Assist with qualitative research as required

·           Support and guide the enumerators in the preparation of work plans and its timely execution.

·           Conduct regular visits to the field to ensure that data collection procedures are being followed according to the protocol and provide guidance to interviewers

·           Review completed questionnaires and data collection forms and ensure accurate collection of data from authentic sources.

·           Repeat interviews and measurements among a random sample of participants

·           Supervise field staff during structured observations

·           Provide logistical support to the data collectors

·           Maintain  daily record  of the activities 

·           Submit  supervision reports to assistant study manager on a regular basis

·           Provide support during data entry and analyses

·           Any other specific task assigned 

Person specification

·           At least a Master degree in social science or related field

·           At least of 4 years of experience with monitoring of data collection processes and team supervision.

·           Fair understanding of different research techniques and monitoring tools

·           Excellent skills in verbal and written Oriya and English

·           Ability to travel within Puri district and spend 80% of his/her time in the field

·           Ability to work flexible hours

·           Computer literate - Microsoft Office, data management programmes 

Desirable :

·           Experience with qualitative research methods

·           Familiarity with water, sanitation or health issues

·           Highly organized, capable of multitasking, and able to meet deadlines Flexible, motivated, and able to work with a team or independently 

All applications should have the covering letter and the CV as a single document, in a word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. All applicants to put “Name of the Position” as the subject line.


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