Several Fresher Data Management Jobs – Research Associates – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations
for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Research
Manager/Coordinator
About US:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy
non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty
problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design,
rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications,
ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s
poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs
designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed
is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it.
IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to
ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since
its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 400 leading academics to conduct
over 600 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of
successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.
Job Summary: The Research
Associate (RA) will take a lead role in designing survey instruments,
conducting qualitative and pilot exercises to inform study and/or questionnaire
design, managing survey teams, ensuring data collection protocols are adhered
to, ensuring data collected is of highest quality, delivering clean databases,
assisting in preliminary analysis, assisting in the writing of project reports
and policy memos, and managing communication and relationship with stakeholders
(researchers, implementing partners, donors, etc…). The position requires
excellent interpersonal and organization skills. It also requires proficiency
with Stata software package. RA are based out of IPA office in Kampala but
travel frequently to the locations of the studies.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The applicants
should preferably hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics, Statistics, Public
Health, Social Sciences, Public Policy or related field;
·        
One year
of research project experience at a field research management or analyst
position;
·        
The applicants should be highly motivated and
qualified individuals with outstanding research project management, data
analysis, people management and communication skills.
·        
Proficiency
with Stata and Microsoft Office tools is necessary, particularly Word and
Excel;
·        
Strong
written communication skills;
·        
Excellent
command of English, both spoken and written;
·        
Show commitment
to IPA’s high standards of data quality;
·        
Excellent
management and organizational skills;
·        
Demonstrated
ability to coordinate work effectively over email and phone
·        
Flexible,
self-motivating and team player;
·        
Demonstrated
ability to manage relationships with stakeholders (principal investigators,
partner organizations);
Distinct Advantages:
·        
Master’s
degree in economics, statistics, public policy, public health, social
sciences, or related field;
·        
Previous
experience with ODK/Survey CTO programming language;
·        
Knowledge
of another data analysis or software is a plus;
·        
Familiarity
with randomized controlled trials is a strong plus;
How to Apply:
All candidates must send their
updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) and
cover letter to jobs-uganda@poverty-action.org
The applicants must also complete the
compulsory on-line assessment available at the following link:
Deadline: 10th November
2017
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