Project Manager (Implementation Associate), Becoming One Project NGO Careers – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)


Organisation: Innovations
for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Research
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 Becoming One Project:
Becoming one, is a couples
counselling program conducted by faith leaders to encourage behavior change
that may prevent intimate partner violence. The program promotes skills
development on communication, emotional regulation, shared control over finances,
and sexual consent while using the Bible to reinforce people’s existing values
around positive, peaceful relationships. The Project Manager will work under
the direct supervision of the IPA Research Manager and under the technical
oversight of the IRC’s Airbel Center.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager (Implementation Associate), Becoming One Project will apply strong
project management skills and work collaboratively with our program
implementation partners, including World Vision, to ensure successful
implementation and evaluation of the program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Serve
    as a key link between IPA management, IRC’s design team and World Vision
    staff to manage implementation and evaluation of the Becoming One program
    in Uganda.
  • Oversee
    work of World Vision field staff during recruitment of faith leaders and
    M&E activities.
  • Build
    strong rapport and relationships and be in constant communication with
    facilitators and faith leaders of the Becoming One program
  • Oversee
    production of training materials, including development of videos and
  • Drive
    project progress and coordinate activities of cross functional team
    members, including high-level planning and detailed short-term activity
  • Proactively
    manage project risks, dependencies, issues, gaps, reporting and resource
  • Engage
    and facilitate meetings with stakeholders across globally distributed
    business units, and coordinate stakeholder communications.
  • Collaborate
    with IPA’s research lead to support impact evaluation, including survey
    development and RCT implementation
  • Ensure
    that project communications are timely, relevant, appealing to consume and
    accurate, including regular status updates and production of project
    deliverables to be submitted to donors and partners

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Project Manager (Implementation Associate), Becoming One Project must hold
    a Bachelor’ Degree with about 3-5 years of experience in project or
    program management
  • Master’s
    degree in the above fields is an added advantage
  • Experience
    in managing large, cross functional projects in development or
    humanitarian settings
  • Familiarity
    with randomized controlled trials desired
  • Synthesis
    skills and confidence distilling complex data into actionable insights and
    design changes
  • Unparalleled
    team collaboration skills; comfort working with researchers, frontline
    implementers, designers, beneficiaries, partners, other disciplines and
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, able to communicate visually  and with colleagues on all levels in a
    non-hierarchical, multicultural professional environment
  • Flexible,
    self-motivating, comfortable with ambiguity and new processes, able to
    manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • High
    level of proficiency with MS Office, documents management solutions and
    project management tools. Task management software appreciated.
  • Ability
    to travel regularly and work in rural districts of Northern Uganda.
Desired Start Date: 15th
May, 2018
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an updated
CV (3 pages max including 3 professional referees), a statement of purpose
(cover letter), and academic transcripts to
NB: Due
to the high number of applications, we will only be able to contact candidates
who have successfully passed the CV screening step.
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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