Job Title: Living Good Student Volunteer
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 primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Living Goods/BRAC Entrepreneurial Community Health Promotor (CHP) program as it is being scaled up in 13 districts in Uganda. The CHP model tries to improve on the existing government Community Health Worker model in Uganda with financial incentives, supervision, training, and a reliable product supply chain of community health workers to improve child and maternal health. Specific indicators being studied include child morbidity (diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria); child mortality; health-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (especially around pregnancy); and interactions with community health workers and health systems. The evaluation relies on a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) methodology, in which the sample villages are randomly divided into treatment villages where a CHP is operating and comparison villages where no CHP is active.
Job Summary: The Living Good (Student Volunteer) will gain first-hand experience managing the data cleaning and preliminary analysis of a large baseline dataset in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. The student volunteer will work closely with the Senior Research Associate and assist in data cleaning and basic analysis of four large datasets (a household survey, a survey with existing community health workers, anthropometric measurements of children < 5 years, and a pneumonia/malaria drug quality survey).
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, public health or related fields. Possession of a Master’s degree is preferred
- Advanced STATA skills required
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
- Previous experience with data cleaning and basic analysis
- Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player
- Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
- Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is preferred
- Previous experience living in a developing country is an added advantage
NB: Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and a STATA skills test.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and a cover letter to Eva Noble, firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy email@example.com
In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: ‘IPA Uganda - LG Internship’
Deadline: Open until filled
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