Posted on :
20 May, 2019
20 May, 2019
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based research and policy non-profit organization that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. As its core business, 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 has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations across sectors, learning both whether programs work, and how they can work better.
Job Title: Senior Research Analyst
Complementing this core business, the Right-Fit Evidence (RFE) Unit at IPA is a newer effort aimed at helping organizations build strong and tailored Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions. In close collaboration with IPA’s sector programs and country office teams worldwide, the unit will provide consulting and direct services to implementers, donors, and governments, with the goal of helping them figure out what reliable data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost-effective way, and how to make the promise of data-informed programmatic decisions a reality.
Innovations for Poverty Action’s Right-Fit Evidence Unit is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to take a lead research analyst role to a portfolio of partner organizations on how to develop and implement adaptive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems. In the first year, the Senior Research Analyst will support the Ghana Right-Fit Evidence work with the Ministry of Education to help build government capacity to better collect, analyze, and use data. The Senior Research Analyst will also support data collection and analysis for a joint program involving implementing organizations working on issues surrounding youth employment, SME finance and technical and vocational training. The position may expand to other engagements as the Right-Fit Evidence Unit grows in Ghana.
The position is based in Accra, Ghana. The Senior Research Analyst will report directly to the Right-Fit Evidence Ghana Manager and will receive additional oversight and support from the IPA Ghana policy and management teams, and the Global Right-Fit Evidence unit.
The RFE Senior Research Analyst will provide research and analysis support to the Ghana RFE team. S/he will support the Ghana RFE’s work with implementers from the private, public, and nonprofit sector, to support data collection, verify data quality, analyze large datasets, and support the use of data in decision making. With oversight from RFE management, the Senior Research Analyst will:
Required Skills or Experience
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How to Apply
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