IPA Research Coordinator - Manager Jobs in Uganda

IPA Research Coordinator - Manager Jobs in Uganda

Research Coordinators manage a portfolio of about two to three projects and Research Managers about five projects.

These projects include both research and project implementation components. They span a range of sectoral areas, such as finance, agriculture, health, education and gender issues.

As part of their supervisory role, the Research Coordinator/Manager works closely with the country office to ensure effective support is provided to projects, and that projects are working within the relevant policies and procedures.

Research Coordinators/Managers are members of country program management teams, thus they play a senior management role through contributions to country program development, project development, policy conversations as well as capacity building.

Responsibilities

  • Keep the Country Director apprised of all developments on the projects in their portfolio, and serve as key link between the field office, project staff, and Principal Investigators
    Ensure project adherence in the field to general research design, sample selection, data management and analysis, and overall project management
    Oversee project financial management, including creation and monitoring of project budgets, and ensure smooth integration of projects into IPA financial systems
  • Work with field office staff to ensure sound human resource and operational management of projects
  • Directly supervise project research staff (Research Associates and Field Managers), and help with transitions, on-boarding of new research staff and maintaining “institutional memory” of project activities
  • Ensure that project deliverables, such as reports and financial statements, are submitted to donors and partners on time
  • Lead training on data management and general project management for new/incoming project research staff
  • Promote inter-project best practices and take a lead in sharing best practices with projects through formal and informal training opportunities
  • Be the point of contact for data management and analysis support for project staff by serving as the link between projects and IPA headquarters
  • Attend meetings with local government officials and partners to ensure success of both project specific and key IPA programmatic activities
  • When requested, support the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to academic and non-academic audiences
  • Support the Country Director in the development of new research studies in cooperation with principal investigators and partner organizations

    Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in related field, such as development economics, public policy, public health, or education policy
  • Up to two years of research or project management experience for a Research Coordinator and more than two years for a Research Manager
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills; experience with writing donor reports and grant proposals
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in
    English is required
  • Experience supervising data collection, teams of field workers, survey design and implementation and data management. Background in randomized control trials is strongly preferred
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies required; developing country experience required
  • Quantitative skills; working knowledge of Stata. Knowledge of other statistical packages such as SPSS or R are not required, but are a plus
  • An analytical mind, ability to interpret and organize data
  • Resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to new challenges, especially, in software and programming.
  • Commitment to this position for two years
  • Flexible and proactive work ethic with a demonstrated interest in the vision and mission of IPA

    Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced experience with data management
    Demonstrated experience in cleaning large datasets.
  • A good level of do-file literacy.
  • Knowledge on how to increase code efficiency by using loops and macros.
  • Demonstrated experience in using STATA in data visualization.
  • Familiarity with both linear and non-linear regression types and their appropriate usage.
  • A good level of understanding of statistical power.
  • Advanced experience with applied statistics
    Familiarity with both linear and non-linear regression types and their appropriate usage.
  • A good level of understanding of the statistical power concept.
  • Experience with electronic data collection platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to work with donors and/or partner organizations; experience with grants management
  • Experience with presenting research findings at public forums, including to non-research focused audiences, is preferred

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th July 2019
  • Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Research Coordinator/Manager, Uganda”.
  • Most applications for research positions require you to include at minimum two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.
  • Note that you are able to submit your application before your references complete their recommendation letters; however, you must include their contact information before submitting your application.
  • Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • For more information and job application details, see; IPA Research Coordinator - Manager Jobs in Uganda

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