Posted on :
11 Jun, 2011
Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Ghana is part of a larger US based non-profit (501©(3)) organization founded in 2003 by Dean Karlan, with the goal of serving as the link between academic research and real world problems faced by the poor in developing countries.
IPA creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and works to scale up successful projects through implementation and dissemination of policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world, to determine the cost effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs, using the most rigorous evaluation techniques. With 280 currently ongoing projects in 42 countries in Africa, Asia, and North and South America, IPA’s projects span a variety of fields, including microfinance, transfers, education, health, agriculture, corruption, charitable giving, political participation and social capital.
IPA is a registered NGO, in Ghana with 16 on-going projects, 40 international and local staff and permanent offices in Tamale and Accra.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Survey Operations Coordinator for IPA Ghana based in Tamale with frequent travel to remote satellite offices, Accra, Kumasi and other parts of Ghana.
The Survey Operations Coordinator will assist the research staff throughout the country by supporting data collection activities, training staff in IPA research protocols, collecting best practices from IPA offices world wide, maintaining IPA Ghana databases and acting as a resource person for IPA Ghana project teams.
This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain extensive hands‐on experience in a field setting, and to have significant management responsibility in a young, vibrant organization undertaking cutting‐edge development research.
The Survey Operations Coordinator will work closely with the research staff to design and execute survey plans, including hiring and training of survey teams, assisting in the piloting, establishing appropriate auditing, editing and tracking systems, and testing and finalizing of survey instruments.
The coordinator will also provide relevant inputs on local context and promote cross project learning. A major component of the job will be in quality control of data collection, with particular focus on data collection monitoring.
Responsibilities will also include maintaining a database of surveyors and other useful data collection contacts and resources. IPA Ghana is looking for someone who is detail-oriented and has excellent organizational skills and who will be committed to our high standards of data quality.
The position requires a candidate with strong leadership, networking, management, and communication skills. This position is expected to be based in Tamale with travel up to 65 percent of the time.
The Survey Operations Coordinator will report to the IPA Country Director and the relevant Research Staff.
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
This position requires a minimum of a two-year commitment. Interested Applicants should send their CV, cover letter and list of references to:
Closing July 15 2011