Research Associate, Citizen Charter Project – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations
for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Research
About US:
Innovations for
Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit 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 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in
51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that
now impact millions of individuals worldwide.
About Study:
IPA is collaborating
with the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the Kampala Capital City
Authority (KCCA) to conduct research into the perceptions that Kampala’s
citizens hold of the activity of KCCA: performance in service delivery,
responsiveness, accountability. In addition to attitudes the research also
explores citizens’ past experience with accessing KCCA services. The
information collected during the study will constitute the foundation of KCCA’s
efforts to devise a Citizen Charter for the inhabitants of Kampala. The Charter
will detail the rights and responsibilities of citizens and KCCA workers as
they interact on a daily basis, as well as set parameters of service delivery
that KCCA pledges to abide by. The data collection is expected to take place
over the February 2019 – May 2019 period. Principle Investigators on the study
are Macartan Humphreys, Constantin Manuel Bosancianu and Ana Garcia-Hernandez.
Job Summary:  The Research Associate, Citizen Charter
Project  should be an outstanding research
project management with experience in data quality assurance, people management
and communication skills. The Research Associate will lead this new research
study. The Research Associate (RA) will contribute to the refinement of the
survey instruments through piloting exercises to inform study and/or
questionnaire design, supervise the sampling process, manage survey teams,
ensure data collection protocols are adhered to, ensure data collected is of
highest quality, contribute to the cleaning of the databases, act as a liaison
between the research team and KCCA officials and manage communication and
relationships with Principle Investigators and other members of the research
team. The position requires excellent interpersonal and organization skills. It
also requires proficiency with Stata software package. The RA will be based out
of IPA and KCCA offices in Kampala and the data collection will take place in

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal
candidate for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) job placement must hold
a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, public policy, public health,
social sciences, or related field;
At least
two years of research project experience at a field research management or
analyst position;
with Stata, SurveyCTO programming language and Microsoft Office tools;
ability to manage relationships with stakeholders (especially local Ugandan
government entities, principal investigators, partner organizations);
written communication skills;
command of English, both spoken and written;
commitment to IPA’s high standards of data quality;
management and organizational skills;
ability to coordinate work effectively over email and phone
self-motivating and team player;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
of another data analysis or software is a plus;
with randomized controlled trials is a strong plus;
Desired Start Date: End of February 2019
How to Apply:
Please complete the
online assessment here: Click
This form includes
an assessment and requires you to upload the following documents in PDF format:
1) updated CV including 3 professional referees: Maximum 2 pages in length, 2)
Cover letter: Maximum 1 page in length and 3) Your highest level degree diploma:
Maximum 2 pages in length.  
Due to the high
number of applications, we will only be able to contact candidates who have
successfully passed the CV screening step.                                
Deadline: 17th February 2019
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