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
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
  • 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
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
Applications will be received on a rolling basis.
Deadline:  7th April 2018
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