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 YOP Program:
YOP -YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) is an 8-year follow-up on an employment program in northern Uganda, which was evaluated using a randomized controlled trial led by Chris Blattman (Columbia University) and Nathan Fiala (University of Connecticut) in partnership with the World Bank and Government of Uganda. This highly influential study was one of the first randomized trials of a cash-based employment program in the world. YOP invited roughly 20 underemployed young men and women to submit proposals for grants of roughly $8,000. This program turned out to be one of the most effective employment programs on record.
Job Summary: The Youth Opportunities Program (Student Volunteer) will primarily support the RAs prepare for the launch of YOP’s 8-year follow up. Responsibilities will include survey programming, data quality design, and preparing training materials. YOP will launch late summer in districts across northern Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate should be a quick learner who has experience with STATA.
- Previous experience with SurveyCTO or questionnaire programming is desirable.
NB: Duration May - August 2016
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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