Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Population Council


Reporting to: Project PI and Field Coordinator, Population Council

Expected Start Date: To Be Determined

Location: Nairobi County

Deadline to Apply: April 12, 2024

Assignment Length: 3 to 4 weeks

Position Summary: Population Council – Kenya seeks Field Officers in Nairobi County to conduct fieldwork activities across various health facilities. We are looking for detail-oriented individuals with excellent communication skills who can work effectively with minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities of the Field Officer:

  • Visit Health Facilities: Conduct visits to selected health facilities within Nairobi County.
  • Engage with Healthcare Staff: Regularly interact with healthcare personnel.
  • Adhere to Instructions: Follow instructions and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Daily Debriefs: Attend daily debriefs with team leaders to communicate field experiences.
  • Equipment Handling: Responsible for the handling and maintenance of fieldwork materials and equipment.


  • Education: Completion of at least secondary education.
  • Age Range: 20-55 years (both genders encouraged to apply).
  • Language Skills: Fluency in Kiswahili and proficient in English.
  • Skills: Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and active listening abilities.
  • Travel: Willingness and ability to travel around Nairobi County using public transportation.
  • Independence: Capable of working independently with minimal supervision while also being a team player.
  • Punctuality: Reliable and punctual with commitments.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty and trustworthiness.

If you meet the above criteria, please send your application with the subject line “Field Officer” to Ensure your application clearly indicates your current geographical location within Nairobi.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an initial interview in Nairobi, with further details communicated later. Successful candidates will proceed to a 2-week training/interview process where attendance, participation, preparedness, and teamwork skills will be assessed.

Application Deadline:

April 12, 2024. We encourage early submissions. If you do not receive a response within one week, consider your application unsuccessful.

Population Council – Kenya is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate based on age, color, nationality, disability, political beliefs, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications relevant to the position.




Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant for Field Officer Position:

  1. Research the Role: Understand the responsibilities and expectations of a Field Officer to tailor your application accordingly.
  2. Highlight Relevant Experience: Showcase any previous experience in fieldwork, healthcare, or community engagement.
  3. Demonstrate Communication Skills: Emphasize your ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people, as this is crucial for the role.
  4. Showcase Organizational Skills: Provide examples of how you manage tasks efficiently and pay attention to detail.
  5. Express Willingness to Learn: Highlight your eagerness to undergo training and develop new skills during the application process.
  6. Be Punctual and Reliable: Stress the importance of punctuality and reliability in your cover letter and interviews.
  7. Showcase Integrity: Illustrate your commitment to honesty and trustworthiness, essential qualities for a Field Officer.
  8. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate potential questions and practice your responses to demonstrate your suitability for the role.
  9. Ask Questions: During interviews, inquire about the organization’s goals, culture, and expectations to show your interest and engagement.
  10. Follow Up: Send a thank-you email after interviews to express gratitude and reaffirm your interest in the position.


[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Your Email Address]

[Your Phone Number]


[Hiring Manager’s Name]

Population Council – Kenya

[Nairobi Address]

[Nairobi, Kenya]

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am writing to express my sincere interest in the Field Officer position at Population Council – Kenya, as advertised. With a strong background in [relevant field or experience], I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your team and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery in Nairobi County.

Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in [mention relevant skills or experiences], which I believe align closely with the requirements of the Field Officer role. For instance, my experience in [mention specific experiences related to fieldwork, community engagement, or healthcare] has equipped me with the ability to effectively engage with diverse groups of individuals and navigate various healthcare settings. Additionally, my attention to detail and strong organizational skills have enabled me to successfully manage projects and tasks, ensuring their timely completion and accuracy.

I am particularly drawn to the Field Officer position at Population Council – Kenya because of the organization’s commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and addressing community needs. I am eager to contribute to your mission by [mention specific contributions or goals you hope to achieve in the role], and I am confident that my background and skills make me well-suited for the responsibilities outlined in the job description.

Furthermore, I am deeply impressed by Population Council – Kenya’s dedication to equality and diversity in the workplace. As someone who values inclusivity and believes in the importance of creating environments where all individuals feel valued and respected, I am excited about the opportunity to be part of a team that shares these values.

I am enthusiastic about the possibility of joining Population Council – Kenya and would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my experiences and skills can contribute to the success of your organization. Thank you for considering my application. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience and can be reached at [Your Phone Number] or via email at [Your Email Address].

Warm regards,

[Your Name]


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