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Sunday 16 March 2014

Project Associate - Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Uganda

Vacancy: Project Associate
Recruiting Company: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Project Name: Accountability Can Transform Health (ACT Health)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda

About IPA:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

About ACT Health Project:
The Accountability Can Transform Health (ACT Health) project will be jointly implemented with GOAL Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve health outcomes in rural Uganda by improving the delivery of health services through a novel accountability and transparency intervention. The Principal Investigator for this project is Dan Posner (UCLA).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Associates work closely with academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
Managing several other project staff
Designing survey questionnaires
Carrying out qualitative research

Running pilot exercises
Refining study design and surveying instruments
Managing survey teams
Checking and analyzing data
Cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis
Assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos
Coordinating with local partners running the programs being evaluated
Supporting outreach to policymakers in country

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree in economics, political science, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
Prior training in development economics
Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred), SAS, or other data analysis software
Prior work or volunteer experience in development in developing countries a plus
Experience working with local government, especially in developing countries is also a plus
Experience living and conducting field research in a developing country is a strong plus
Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
Flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently as a team player
Extensive knowledge and understanding of randomized controlled trials

Please follow the application instructions below.  Any applications or CVs submitted outside this process will not be considered.  Note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. Please select the position(s) you are interested in applying for on the 'Submit Application' page. Include two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts. We will consider your application even if you are unable to obtain reference letters before the deadline, but please be advised that we will be requiring them should you be invited for an interview.
IPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.
All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org.