Skills Assessment Consultant Jobs - Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)


Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Work Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Research Manager

About US:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

About Study:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is conducting an evaluation of the long-term impact of a leadership and entrepreneurship program implemented by Educate!. The evaluation will examine the impact of the entrepreneurial training on a variety of youths’ life outcomes aimed to help young people in Uganda to overcome obstacles to successful entrepreneurship and labor market participation, and ultimately improving their livelihoods and socioeconomic security.

Job Summary:  The Skills Assessment Consultant will analyze and evaluate video recordings of study participants. This position offers an excellent opportunity for professionals with experience in the public and academic sector to exercise their knowledge in assessing the characteristics of people who are joining the labor market. The right candidate will have an eye for nuanced human behavior, is detail-oriented and precise, an excellent communicator and self-starting. The individual will work in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), University of California (UC Berkeley) and Educate!.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Watching video recordings of study participants and assess the recordings based on specific guidelines
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain compliance with all organizational policies and procedures


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Skills Assessment Consultant job placement should hold a post graduate degree in Business studies or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Five years of working experience in public or academic sector
  • Excellent computer proficiency
  • 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

Duration: Three weeks starting immediately     

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit a CV (max 2 pages), academic certificates and a cover letter (max 1 page)to jobs-uganda@poverty-action.org. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

Deadline:  7th April 2018

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