Research Associate- IPA

Innovation for Poverty Action-IPA

R D / Science

uganda - Kampala short-term Closing date - 28/09/2021

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 1

Required languages: English

Job Description


IPA is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with outstanding research project management, data analysis, people management and communication skills as a Research Associate, to support IPA Uganda’s digitizing local revenue collection pilot study in Northern Uganda. 



The Research Associate takes a lead role in training and managing survey teams, ensuring data collection protocols are adhered to, ensuring data collected is of highest quality, delivering clean databases, assisting in preliminary analysis, assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, and managing communication and relationships with stakeholders (researchers, implementing partners, donors, etc...). The position requires excellent interpersonal and organization skills. It also requires proficiency with Stata.

Specific roles

  • Liaise with Principal Investigators and Research Manager in the design of survey questionnaires
  • Work with the data manager to program survey tools using SurveyCTO, high-frequency checks and data flows
  • Develop data collection protocols and data quality assurance protocol
  • Develop a data collection plan (procurement, logistics and route plan) that ensures adherence to data collection budget
  • Manage the project budget
  • Supervise training of team leaders, auditors and surveyors
  • Conduct daily data quality checks
  • Ensure implementation of survey spot checks and back-checks
  • Compile clean databases
  • Assist the PI team in data analysis as requested
  • Assisting in managing relationships with donors, partner organizations and researchers
  • Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Development Studies, Economics or a related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Min one year of research project experience at a field research management or analyst position;
  • Experience with SurveyCTO programming language;
  • Proficiency with Stata and Microsoft Office is necessary;
  • Experience managing datasets;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written;
  • Excellent management and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate work effectively over email and phone
  • Flexible, self-motivating and team player;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with stakeholders (PI and partner organizations);
  • Demonstrated commitment to IPA’s high standards of data quality;
  • Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge of other data analysis software is a plus;Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is a strong plus;Experience working in developing countries

How to Apply

This form includes an assessment and requires you to upload the following documents in PDF format: 1) updated CV including 3 professional referees: Maximum 2 pages in length, 2) Cover letter: Maximum 1 page in length and 3) Your highest- level degree or diploma: Maximum 2 pages in length.

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