Qualitative Research Field Manager NGO Jobs – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Title:         Qualitative Research Field Manager
Organization: Innovations
for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kitgum, Agago,
Lamwo, Uganda
Reports to: IPA Senior
Research Associate & Principal Investigator, Tracey Chantler, PhD, MSc MCH,
LSHTM
About IPA:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy
non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty
problems.
Job Summary: The Qualitative
Research Field Manager should be an experienced qualitative researcher and
native Acholi speaker to coordinate process evaluation activities which are
embedded within a cluster-randomized controlled trial. The trial is assessing
whether data-informed community co-managed vaccine defaulter tracing increases
infant penta-valent 3 and measles vaccine coverage. The intervention is called
the ‘Fifth Child Project’ and it is being implemented by the International
Rescue Committee (IRC) in Northern Uganda. We are looking for a social scientist
with experience in conducting semi-structured interviews, focus group
discussions, transcription/translation of interviews and qualitative data
analysis. The potential candidate should also have experience of leading field
work activities and managing/mentoring junior staff. The study constitutes a
partnership between IPA, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
and IRC.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
·        
Communicating
with national, district and local officials, healthcare providers, village
household members as well as LSHTM academics and IPA research team;
·        
Field
piloting and refining survey tools for data collection;
·        
Recruiting,
assessing, training and managing a small team of interviewers and transcribers;
·        
Planning
and organizing of interviews, focus groups and observations in rural
Acholi Region;
·        
Create
project timeline and ensure successful scheduling and mobilization of each
appointment;
·        
Managing
information and data collected and ensuring targets are reached in a timely manner;
·        
Designing
and coordinating data quality assurance and auditing systems;
·        
Financial
budgeting and control of field budget and transport, per diem, facilitation
allowances;
·        
Maintaining/repairing
project inventory including tablets, laptops, voice recorders,
generators, etc.;
·        
Supervising
health and safety of interviewing team and reporting issues according to
internal processes;
·        
Maintain
compliance with all organizational policies and procedures
·        
Perform
related duties as assigned by supervisor;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree desirable
·        
A minimum
of three to five years of qualitative research experience
·        
Native
Acholi/Luo language skills
·        
Excellent
verbal and written communication skills in English
·        
Excellent
computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook, ideally some
experience with NVIVO)
·        
Willingness
to live in rural Acholi Region for duration of contract
·        
Must
be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive
attitude
·        
Ability
to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within
parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
How to Apply:
Interested applicants
meeting the above requirements should send a CV (max 2 pages), a cover letter
(max 1 page) and copies of academic certificates to both the Human Resource
Manager at jobs-uganda@poverty- action.org and to Senior Research
Associate at lschmucker@poverty-action.org
Type “Application for Qualitative
Research Field Manager” in the email subject line.
Deadline: 1st
December, 2016
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