Innovations for Poverty Action Research Associate Jobs in Malawi

Innovations for Poverty Action Research Associate Jobs in Malawi


IPA Malawi is looking to hire a Research Associate (RA) to provide technical support to a portfolio of research projects. This dynamic role provides a unique opportunity to get exposure to all aspects of mission-driven international research and provides a high potential for growth within the team.

If you are interested in the international development and/or evidence space across programs, this role could be the right fit for you. We are looking for people who share our passion for a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs. IPA is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with outstanding research, project management, and data analysis expertise.


Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Research Associate, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Associate Research Manager.

  • Project preparation and planning, including piloting and scoping work or secondary research to help finalize the research design and protocols

  • Manage relationships with staff at the partner organization, including regular follow-ups and meetings

  • Ensuring all data quality protocols are followed including auditing staff and performing regular data checks on collected data

  • Manage all data security aspects of the project, including protection of PII from un-authorized access and use

  • Design forms for electronic data collection (using Survey CTO) and manage survey data

  • Ensure all aspects of data quality by overseeing the implementation of data quality protocols including daily quality checks and data security and sharing.

  • Take a lead on data cleaning, preliminary analysis (as directed by the PI and ARM) as well as other data processes on the project

  • Writing regular progress reports and leading project meetings to ensure deadlines
    are met.

  • Work closely with the Associate Research Manager and Grants team in managing donor deliverables and assist with donor reporting and proposal writing for new grants.

  • Manage project staff hiring; prepare project staff hiring adverts, work with the HR department on screening and assist in conducting project interviews.

  • Maintain regular communication with the Principal Investigators, keeping them updated on the progress. And will also maintain and constantly update the project log and other documentations.

  • Overall finance oversight on the project including financial tracking, reporting and budget management


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, economics, statistics, public policy, or other quantitative social science disciplines

  • Quantitative Skills: Strong technical understanding of econometrics, psychometrics, and / or data science strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical software such as Stata or R, and experience with data management and data cleaning

  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience is required. Experience managing field staff, partner liaison and relationship management in developing countries strongly preferred

  • Excellent management and organizational skills; ability to successfully complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines required

  • Communication Skills: strong oral and written communication skills in the English language required

    How to Apply

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