Innovations for Poverty Project Development Student Volunteer Jobs in Zambia

Innovations for Poverty Project Development Student Volunteer Jobs in Zambia

  • Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in Washington, D.C with offices in New York City 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.

  • The IPA Zambia country office is developing new research projects. This involves in-depth reviews of existing academic literature, conducting preliminary research and interviews with local experts, coordination with local partner organizations, research design, and the preparation of grant applications


  • The Student Volunteer will work closely with the IPA Zambia Research Associate on all aspects of new project development. The post would be well suited to a candidate with a strong technical and theoretical background with interest in gaining experience in how to design and execute impact evaluations in practice.

  • The Student Volunteer will have the opportunity to contribute to identifying research questions, designing experimental impact evaluations, securing grant funding for the research, identifying potential Global North and Global South researchers, and attending various business development meetings with external stakeholders and potential

  • Note that while there may be opportunities for travel within Zambia and some field work, most, if not all, of the work will be office-based. Candidates should expect to spend at least 80% of the time working on reviews of existing academic literature and grant applications.


  • Interest in development issues within the developing world;

  • Good understanding of impact evaluation methodologies (particularly randomized controlled trials) and terminology;

  • Strong academic background, comfortable reviewing academic papers;

  • Excellent writing, analytical, synoptic, and communication skills (English);

  • Candidates should expect to be available for a minimum of 12 weeks, should be flexible and self-disciplined;

  • Previous experience working in a developing country is a plus.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Innovations for Poverty Project Development Student Volunteer Jobs in Zambia

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