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Qualitative Research Field Manager NGO Jobs - Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Title:         Qualitative Research Field Manager
Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Uganda
Reports to: IPA Senior Research Associate & Principal Investigator, Tracey Chantler, PhD, MSc MCH, LSHTM

About IPA:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.

Job Summary: The Qualitative Research Field Manager should be an experienced qualitative researcher and native Acholi speaker to coordinate process evaluation activities which are embedded within a cluster-randomized controlled trial. The trial is assessing whether data-informed community co-managed vaccine defaulter tracing increases infant penta-valent 3 and measles vaccine coverage. The intervention is called the ‘Fifth Child Project’ and it is being implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Northern Uganda. We are looking for a social scientist with experience in conducting semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, transcription/translation of interviews and qualitative data analysis. The potential candidate should also have experience of leading field work activities and managing/mentoring junior staff. The study constitutes a partnership between IPA, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and IRC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
·         Communicating with national, district and local officials, healthcare providers, village household members as well as LSHTM academics and IPA research team;
·         Field piloting and refining survey tools for data collection;
·         Recruiting, assessing, training and managing a small team of interviewers and transcribers;
·         Planning and organizing of interviews, focus groups and observations in rural Acholi Region;
·         Create project timeline and ensure successful scheduling and mobilization of each appointment;
·         Managing information and data collected and ensuring targets are reached in a timely manner;
·         Designing and coordinating data quality assurance and auditing systems;
·         Financial budgeting and control of field budget and transport, per diem, facilitation allowances;
·         Maintaining/repairing project inventory including tablets, laptops, voice recorders, generators, etc.;
·         Supervising health and safety of interviewing team and reporting issues according to internal processes;
·         Maintain compliance with all organizational policies and procedures
·         Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree desirable
·         A minimum of three to five years of qualitative research experience
·         Native Acholi/Luo language skills
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
·         Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook, ideally some experience with NVIVO)
·         Willingness to live in rural Acholi Region for duration of contract
·         Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
·         Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

How to Apply:
Interested applicants meeting the above requirements should send a CV (max 2 pages), a cover letter (max 1 page) and copies of academic certificates to both the Human Resource Manager at jobs-uganda@poverty- action.org and to Senior Research Associate at lschmucker@poverty-action.org Type “Application for Qualitative Research Field Manager” in the email subject line.

Deadline: 1st December, 2016

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