The Field Researchers’ responsibility will be to conduct interviews with small firms’ managers as well as some with employees, customers, and suppliers in the assigned study area and provide daily reports including the planning of the fieldwork. The field researcher will be expected to adhere to all established ethical and survey protocols during the interviews and maintain excellent data quality. The Field Researcher will prepare a census of small firms according to specific criteria and in specific assigned locations. Based on the census, Field Researchers will conduct intake interviews on the basis of which the sample selection will be decided. The field researcher will be responsible to interview 15 to 20 firms weekly. The complete sample of research participants will be interviewed weekly for an entire year. The Field Researchers will ensure data quality as well as strict compliance 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 Field Manager.
Should have a good understanding of how small business functions in the country (ideally comes from small business owner’s family), should have proven experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection, should have experience in data collection through handheld devices (tab/ smartphone) is a plus and should have good written communications and have a good command of English and fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and the relevant local language(s).
About the project
MSC is partnering with New York University (NYU). The research is about understanding small firms, investigating their cash-flows, and finding out factors and impediments to their growth. In Indonesia, the study will be conducted in Medan, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Makassar.
The Field Researcher shall be required to:
- Build rapport with diarists along with other soft skills
- Administer research tools – how to ask questions, how to check completed diaries/data entered by diarists to identify issues,
- Administer qualitative interviews – the art of probing, documenting information/insights,
- Troubleshoot minor issues
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the field of economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, development studies, psychology, entrepreneurship, or a related field.