Profession field survey manager

Field survey managers organise and supervise investigations and surveys on the request of a sponsor. They monitor their implementation according to production requirements and lead a team of field investigators.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Survey techniques

    Techniques on how to identify a target audience, choose the right survey method and analyse the data.

  • Interview techniques

    The techniques for getting information out of people by asking the right questions in the right way and to make them feel comfortable.

Skills

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Record survey measurements

    Gather and process descriptive data by using documents such as sketches, drawings and notes.

  • Prepare survey report

    Gather the analysed data from the survey and write a detailed report on the outcome of the survey.

  • Train field investigators

    Recruit field investigators and present them the objectives, context and geographical area of the survey by the use of distribution folders and media inquiries. Organise the delivery of investigators at the site of investigation.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Monitor field surveys

    Monitor the progress and determine corrective actions such as adjusting the distribution of investigators according to the progress of the investigation. Transmit field survey data to the accounting or billing department.

  • Recruit employees

    Hire new employees by scoping the job role, advertising, performing interviews and selecting staff in line with company policy and legislation.

  • Forecast workload

    Predict and define workload needed to be done in a certain amount of time, and the time it would take to perform these tasks.

  • Present reports

    Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Perform resource planning

    Estimate the expected input in terms of time, human and financial resources necessary to achieve the project objectives.

  • Evaluate interview reports

    Assess the quality and plausibility of the interview results on the basis of the documentation while taking various factors into account such as the weighting scale.

Optional knowledge and skills

information confidentiality communication capture people's attention conduct public surveys conduct research interview perform data analysis tabulate survey results explain interview purposes design questionnaires collect data using gps use microsoft office adhere to questionnaires document interviews visual presentation techniques interview focus groups communicate with stakeholders revise questionnaires