Field Supervisor
2-5 yrs.
Medan, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Makassar
Job type
Project based
Job Summary

The Field Supervisor will be responsible to ensure the quality of the data collection is of the highest standards in the assigned study area. The Field Supervisor will intensively supervise the field researchers and the overall process in detail. The work includes providing onsite technical support to field researchers; support in arranging participants for interviews; ensuring data quality as well as compliance to ethical and survey protocols during interview and data management. The Field Supervisor shall be directly supervised and work closely with the Field Manager and Project Manager.

Essential Skills

Should have soft skills like giving feedback to field researchers, motivating and managing teams, should have experience in project management – coordination with relevant project stakeholders, should have experience in quantitative and/or qualitative field research and experience dealing with applicable local regulations and authorities, should have experience in organizing or leading a project or program, should have experience in doing sport checks and back checks in data collection. Shall be proficient in managing logistics, develop field plans, on-ground troubleshooting, etc, should have a good understanding of how small business functions in the country (ideally comes from small business owner’s family), should have good excel skills and good verbal and spoken experience in English and Bahasa language is a must.


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.

Job Responsibilities:

The Field supervisor shall be required to:

  • Administer research tools – how to ask questions, how to check completed diaries/data entered by diarists to identify issues,
  • Manage data quality – protocols for data quality checks, administering back check tools,
  • Troubleshoot minor issues

Education Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the field of economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, development studies, psychology, entrepreneurship, or a related field.
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