Position open to local Kenyan hires only.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
In close partnership with decision makers — the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world — IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
The Tax Compliance project is working on research activities with a view to build evidence on effective and sustainable approaches to increase revenue collection and improve tax compliance.
The studies aim to evaluate innovative solutions to increase tax compliance for small and medium firms and expect that these studies will provide rigorous and independent evidence on the impact of alternative innovations with a view to build evidence on ffective and sustainable approaches to increase revenue collection and improve tax compliance.
Results rising from these studies could then inform the implementation of broader initiatives that would replicate at a larger scale the most successful interventions.
The Research Associate will be based in Nairobi, Kenya while field visits will be in Nairobi and other select regions.
The Research Associate will take a lead role in collecting data in the field, managing a field team, managing large databases, piloting survey instruments and the interventions.
The Research Associate will work independently and maintain regular communication with the PI.
The position requires excellent interpersonal and organization skills. It also requires proficiency with Stata.
Familiarity with other data management and statistical packages is a plus.
The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.
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