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Project Associate, Living Goods
The two Project Associates will work together to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
Developing and piloting the survey instruments, including programming questions onto a mobile phone and managing the translation of the survey into the local languages.
Hiring, training, and managing four groups of field teams (each 20-30 people) who will conduct the interviews.
Managing all field logistics, procuring equipment, and ensuring the study has approvals from local authorities.
Overseeing the endline data collection of 8500 beneficiaries, which includes both self reported data and anthropomorphic measurements.
Ensuring all data quality protocols are followed including auditing enumerators and performing daily checks of the incoming data; correcting the errors of staff iteratively to ensure the data is of the highest quality.
Managing the data from collection at the household to delivery of a final, cleaned dataset.
Managing the budget including tracking all expenses to ensure costs are within project funds.
Writing regular progress reports and leading project meetings to ensure deadlines are met.
Working closely with NGO partners running the program and liaising between all stakeholders to ensure all interests are aligned and accounted for.
Desired Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, public policy, international development, public health or related fields.
Excellent project management and organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail
Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of Stata required; programming and other technical knowledge a strong plus.
Demonstrated ability to lead staff efficiently to achieve project goals.
Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player.
Experience working or living in developing countries.
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.
Candidates that are currently eligible to work in Uganda strongly preferred.
How to Apply
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.
1. Send an email to and , following the instructions below:
In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: 100904IPAUganda, PA
Attachments: Please attach ONLY your CV and cover letter.
In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name
Please do not include any text besides the position line(s) in the body of the e-mail. Adding extra text will interfere with the processing of your application.
2. Complete the J-PAL/IPA indicating that you are interested in applying for a 'Type 1: Research Analyst or Project Associate' position. Please note: you are not required to include transcripts or letters of recommendation upon initial submission. After submitting, you can edit your application at any time and may add these.
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.
To apply; Project Associate
Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Country » Kenya
Position: Field Officers
Deadline to apply: April 30th 2013
Start Date: May 13th 2013
Location: Western, Nyanza, Rift-valley, Central, Eastern, Coast and Nairobi
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems.
IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policy makers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner
Interact with community members and facility staff with the highest level of integrity and understanding
On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work for instance translations, training/learning
Assist in daily survey organization and storage
Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection and transport
Administer facility surveys, provider surveys and household surveys
Acquire administrative and financial data from health care facilities
Networking with the different components of the project and reporting appropriately
Help organize/invite participants to FGDs
Help facilitate at Focus Group Discussions and or help in translations during such discussions
Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
Prior experience in data collection (facility/institution surveys, household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews, focus groups or observations)
Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to respondents
Excellent note taking ability during interviews and focus groups
Willingness to travel within the regions we are working in
Comfortable with interviewing individuals within their homes and outside healthcare facilities
Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
Ability to comfortably work independently with groups and within groups
Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in business administration and or finance, health and /or social sciences (preferred)
Past experience working with health facilities in accounts, procurement and or stock management Is an added advantage
Previous experience as a health worker is an added advantage
Please clearly indicate which county you reside in and your preferred location of work as per the provinces indicated above.
In addition send a cover letter and detailed CV, 2 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.
Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience and languages spoken fluently
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices,
or by email to jobs-kenya [at] poverty-action.org
or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya.
If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: "Field Officer" REF NO: AHME-2013-04-01
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer.
The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.
Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization.
Please direct questions to jobs-kenya [at] poverty-action.org.
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