Consultant, Qualitative Researcher Non-profit Jobs – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job
Title:               Consultant, Qualitative
Researcher
Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Research Associate
Duration: Three weeks
starting immediately
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.
Background of the Study:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is conducting an evaluation of the
long-term impact of a leadership and entrepreneurship program implemented by
Educate!. The evaluation will examine the impact of the entrepreneurial
training on a variety of youths’ life outcomes aimed to help young people in
Uganda to overcome obstacles to successful entrepreneurship and labor market
participation, and ultimately improving their livelihoods and socioeconomic
security.
Job Summary: The Qualitative
Researcher is needed to analyze the qualitative component of this evaluation.
The right candidate will be an outstanding researcher, self-starting,
detail-oriented, have exceptional writing skills and an excellent communicator.
The individual will work in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action
(IPA), University of California (UC Berkeley) and Educate!.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Write pre-analysis plan based on
    Educate!’s scope of work including (but not limited to): s
    tudy
    design, research questions and outline of evaluation report;
  • Analyze in-depth interviews, focus
    group discussions and key informant interviews using Atlast.ti;
  • Write evaluation report including
    (but not limited to): executive summary, evaluation a
    pproach and
    methodology (including limitations), findings, conclusion, discussion and
    recommendations;
  • Perform related duties as assigned by
    supervisor;
  • Maintain compliance with all
    organizational policies and procedures



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s
    degree
  • At least three to five years of
    qualitative research experience
  • Excellent verbal and written
    communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS
    Office and Atlas.ti)
  • 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:
All consultants are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 7th March 2018
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