IPA Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Innovative Youth Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Uganda

IPA Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Innovative Youth Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Uganda

This study is two distinct evaluations of the long-term impacts of two innovative youth skill development and entrepreneurship interventions (Educate! & SEED) in Uganda, both implemented at-scale as randomized controlled trials (RCT) during the last year of high-school or just after high-school completion. In particular, the project aims to follow up on students, who received either Educate! or SEED entrepreneurial training programs, after 7 years since the students’ graduation from high-school to measure impacts on economic and gender-related outcomes that shape women’s well-being and access to and control over resources.

The two studies aim to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms through which the two interventions operate and yield lasting impacts, while also informing the debate on the optimal combination of soft and hard skills in skill development programs and curriculum design.

In the medium term the researchers found very interesting results related to participants family planning choices. The 7 year follow up is inspired by these positive findings and is a unique opportunity to investigate actual long-term impacts of entrepreneurial and soft skill training to labor market outcomes.

The study plans to incorporate both quantitative, qualitative data collection tools as well as measures from behavioral games and, potentially, biomarkers.


  • Implement Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI) for surveys using SurveyCTO and STATA;
  • Develop and pilot survey instruments; manage translation into local languages;
  • Lead field team training and prepare high quality training materials;
  • Manage
    data entry and assure smoothness of daily data quality checks;
  • Ensure adherence to data quality protocols, including auditing enumerators, monitoring data collection, and conducting data quality audits;
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor; and
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.


  • At least 2-3 years of fieldwork management experience. This includes training and managing large teams in the field.
  • A bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields (candidates with a Master’s degree strongly preferred);
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills;
  • Knowledge on biomarkers is a plus;
  • Experience living in a developing country is a strong plus;
  • Fluency in English with strong communication skills;
  • High level of STATA knowledge;
  • Strong SurveyCTO skills;
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred;
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.

    How To Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; IPA Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Innovative Youth Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Uganda

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