Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Innovations for Poverty Action (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.
About IPA Project:
The Local Political Accountability (LPA) project evaluates the effect of a Ugandan politician capacity building and scorecard initiative - the Local Government Councilor Score Card Initiative (LGCSCI) - at the district (LC5) level in partnership with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE). Last year, the research team undertook three data collection activities to evaluate the effect of the ACODE capacity-building activities: (1) a survey of district councilors, (2) a survey of district bureaucrats, and (3) district council meeting (DCM) minutes. We are looking for an intern who will oversee the coding of the DCM minutes and help prepare the DCM minutes data to capture outcomes such as the number of motions passed, attendance, and session time devoted to public service delivery.
Job Summary: The Student Volunteer will gain first-hand data management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. The Student Volunteer will work closely with research associate and the local coding company to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: overseeing coding by communicating with and managing coding teams, conducting back-checks, and cleaning the minutes’ data.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the Student Volunteer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or a related field
- Excellent management and organizational skills
- Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred
- Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
- Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player
- Previous experience living in a developing country is an added advantage
- Working knowledge of STATA and/or SurveyCTO are added advantages
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name.
Attachments: Please attach your resume and cover letter.
In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: Copy exactly the following position line: IPA Uganda - Student Volunteer (LPA) Capacity Building Data Collection Data Management Development Research Local Government Public Policy Social Sciences Volunteer
Deadline: 1st May, 2016
Deadline: 1st May, 2016
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