uganda - kampala full-time Closing date - 29/05/2019

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 0

Required languages: English

Required IT skills: ,MS Office

Job Description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. IPA Uganda offices are located at Plot 21 Kanjokya Street Kamwokya, P.O. Box 40260 Nakawa Kampala Uganda.


Reports to: Research Manager

Commitment:  1-2 months

Location:  Kampala

Desired start date:   May/June 2019

Project Summary:

IPA in collaboration with Harvard T.H. Chan School of public, University College Dublin and We Care Solar, is conducting an evaluation to assess the impact of solar suitcase installation on the quality of care given to mothers during labor and delivery, in rural health facilities that have no power source or otherwise experience sporadic power outages. Specifically, the study aims at assessing the reliability of electricity in rural health facilities, evaluating the impact of a solar system (the “Solar Suitcase”) on measures of availability and brightness of light, evaluating the impact of a solar system on measures of quality of care, and evaluating the impact of a solar system on secondary outcomes including staff satisfaction. So far, the both the baseline and midline data collections have been successfully completed, and the end of the end-line data collection is well within sight

Position Summary:  

IPA seeks a qualified applicant with excellent Stata skills for the Data Associate position to work on a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: Data cleaning for both the midline and end line data sets, ensuring data quality, data management, and data reconciliation as well as assisting in any other data related tasks that may come up. The Data Associate will work under the supervision of the Research Manager and the Research Associate on the research project which aims at addressing the aforementioned research questions. The Data Associate will also work in close collaboration with the Principal investigators Jessica Cohen and Slawa Rokicki.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for data management experience on an exciting project that will provide rigorous evidence on the impact of light on maternal quality of care during labor and delivery.   

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields;
  • Enrollment in a Master’s degree program is preferred
  • Excellent Stata skills; Experience, comfort and fluency mandatory (you will be expected to do a Stata test as part of the selection process)
  • Experience with data management, experience working with paper surveys.
  • Flexible, pro-active, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred

How to Apply

Please complete the online assessment here: 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 and professional certificate: Maximum 3 pages in length.   Due to the high number of applications, we will only be able to contact candidates who have successfully passed the CV screening step.                                  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; desired start date ASAP. DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the IPA DATA ASSOCIATE. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. IPA is an equal opportunity employer.

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