Data Intern Non-profit Jobs – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Title:        Data Interns
Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty 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 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 internship
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 intern 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 Intern 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.  

Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
    Internship job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health,
    economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields;
  • Enrollment in a Master’s degree program is preferred
  • Excellent Stata skills; Experience, comfort and fluency mandatory
    (you will be expected to do a Stata test as part of the selection process)
  • Experience with data management, experience working with paper
  • Flexible, pro-active, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
    and a team player;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Familiarity 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
diploma: Maximum 2 pages in length.  
Due to the high
number of applications, we will only be able to contact candidates who have
successfully passed the CV screening
Deadline: 30th
April 2019
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