Data Associate NGO Jobs – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Title:        Data Associate

Organization: Innovations
for Poverty Action (IPA)

Duty Station: Kampala,

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 Project:

IPA in collaboration
with Harvard T.H. Chan School of public, University College Dublin and We Care
Solar, is conducting an evaluation to assess the impact of solar suitcase
installation on the quality of care given to mothers during labor and delivery,
in rural health facilities that have no power source or otherwise experience
sporadic power outages. Specifically, the study aims at assessing the
reliability of electricity in rural health facilities, evaluating the impact of
a solar system (the “Solar Suitcase”) on measures of availability and
brightness of light, evaluating the impact of a solar system on measures of
quality of care, and evaluating the impact of a solar system on secondary
outcomes including staff satisfaction. So far, the both the baseline and
midline data collections have been successfully completed, and the end of the
end-line data collection is well within sight

Job Summary:  IPA seeks a qualified applicant with excellent
Stata skills for the Data Associate position to work on a variety of tasks
including, but not limited to: Data cleaning for both the midline and end line
data sets, ensuring data quality, data management, and data reconciliation as
well as assisting in any other data related tasks that may come up. The Data Associate
will work under the supervision of the Research Manager and the Research
Associate on the research project which aims at addressing the aforementioned
research questions. The Data Associate will also work in close collaboration
with the Principal investigators Jessica Cohen and Slawa Rokicki.

This position offers
an excellent opportunity for data management experience on an exciting project
that will provide rigorous evidence on the impact of light on maternal quality
of care during labor and delivery.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

ideal candidate for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Data Associate job
placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health, economics, social
sciences, public policy, or related fields;

in a Master’s degree program is preferred

Stata skills; Experience, comfort and fluency mandatory (you will be expected
to do a Stata test as part of the selection process)

with data management, experience working with paper surveys.

pro-active, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player;

in English;

with randomized controlled trials preferred

Desired Start Date: May/June 2019

How to Apply:

Please complete the
online assessment here: Click

This form includes
an assessment and requires you to upload the following documents in PDF format:
1) updated CV including 3 professional referees: Maximum 2 pages in length, 2)
Cover letter: Maximum 1 page in length and 3) Your highest level degree and
professional certificate: Maximum 3 pages in length.  

NB: Due to the high
number of applications, we will only be able to contact candidates who have
successfully passed the CV screening step. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis; desired start date ASAP.

Deadline: 30th April 2019

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