Aug 2017 IPA Research Associate (Aspirations Project) NGO Job in Oyugis Kenya
Career Opportunity: Research Associate Job Description
Employment Vacancy : Innovations for Poverty Action Job Recruitment
Reporting To: Research Coordinator
Start Date: 4th October, 2017
- Oversee large scale data collection activities
- Manage logistics for new pilot activities
- Develop and pilot survey instrument
- Design forms for electronic data collection (using SurveyCTO) and manage survey data
- Recruit, train and manage teams to conduct surveys
- Ensure adherence to data quality protocols and assist with data cleaning and preliminary analysis
- Monitor project timeline and budget, including tracking project expenses and adherence to the project budget and timeline
- Work closely with local partners to ensure study protocols are followed
- Assist with donor reporting
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public health, public policy, or related fields.
- Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and significant fieldwork experience will also be considered.
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
- Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred), SAS, or other data analysis software
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
- Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
- At least two year of work experience required. Previous experience with IPA/JPAL preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to manage enumerators teams and survey operations at different levels (programming and data flow, financial budgeting and reporting, human resources and team building)
- Responsible, accountable and able to manage problematic situations
- Experience living and working in a developing country
- Fluency in Luo a big plus
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
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