Fresher Data Jobs – Research Associate – Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations for Poverty
Action (IPA)
Reports to: Research Manager
About IPA:
Innovations for
Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization based
in New Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide. IPA discovers
and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs,
rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications
together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to
improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has
worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51
countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now
impact millions of individuals worldwide.
Job Summary:  The Research
Associate will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the
Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption (TAAC) component of the NUSAF2
program in northern Uganda, carry out qualitative follow-ups with participants,
and support the survey design for the endline survey. The goal of the work is
to observe the quality of program implementation to ensure the program is
meeting the goals and that the program is impacting individuals according to
the theory of change. The Principal Investigator for this project is Nathan
Fiala (University of Connecticut).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of monitoring of the TAAC component of the NUSAF2 program
  • Responsible
    for formulating plans to operationalize field activities suggested by
    Principal Investigators
  • Conducting
    qualitative surveys
  • In
    charge of developing and piloting survey instruments
  • Planning,
    organizing and reporting on field activities
  • Keenly
    tracking expenses and adhering to the project budget
  • Writing
    regular progress reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics, social
    sciences, public policy, or related fields; a Master’s degree in any of
    these fields is a strong plus
  • Proven
    ability to conduct data analysis in STATA and experience with data
  • Excellent
    management and organizational skills
  • Flexibility,
    self-motivation, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Proven
    record of executing complex tasks within tight timeline
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English is required
  • Past
    experience conducting field research in a developing country is strongly
    preferred. Previous experience with impact evaluations and/or randomized
    controlled trials is a strong plus
How to
Please complete
the Online application at J-PAL/IPA common application.
Please select the position(s) you are interested in applying for on the ‘Submit
Application’ page. Statement of purpose (cover letter), CV and reference. We
will consider your application even if you are unable to obtain reference
letters before the deadline, but please be advised that we will be requiring
them should you be invited for an interview. Please note that only short-listed
candidates will be contacted for an interview.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted by email for interviews.

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