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Fresher Research Associate Data Jobs - Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About IPA:
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.

Job Summary: The Research Associate, Community Health Project study which evaluates a health accountability intervention and is implemented in almost 400 health centers and surrounding communities (15,000 households) in all regions of Uganda. The Principal Investigators for this study are Dan Posner (UCLA), Pia Raffler (Yale) and Doug Parkerson (IPA).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Associate’s main responsibilities will be:
  • The incumbent will oversee the endline data collection. This will include hiring, training and managing teams of Field Officers, while ensuring the collection of high quality data
  • Perform data cleaning and analysis tasks

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Research Associate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related fields. Possession of a Master’s Degree is desired;
  • Excellent management and organizational skills;
  • Previous experience living in a Eastern African country (preferably Uganda) is desirable;
  • Strong STATA skills are a must;
  • Fluency in English with strong communication skills;
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred;
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations.

How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should complete the J-PAL/IPA common application online, Click Here. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Research Associate, Community Health Project” Most applications for research positions require you to include at minimum two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.

Note that you are able to submit your application before your references complete their recommendation letters; however, you must include their contact information before submitting your application.

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