Innovations For Poverty Action: Several Positions

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28 Jun, 2013

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Vacancies in Ghana

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide. IPA specializes in using the randomized controlled trial methodology to evaluate the impact of development programs.

Job Description

Project Summary:
IPA Ghana seeks a survey team to work on the “COPA-Connect Smallholder Program” (CCSP) project. COPA-Connect Smallholder Program aims to link small farmers into the agricultural value chain by offering them out-grower contract. The evaluation of COPA-Connect Smallholder Program provides an unparalleled opportunity to study the multifaceted links among agriculture, health, education, and economic outcomes.

Editor:
Editors will be responsible for editing surveys. In particular the Editor will;

  • Edit the completed survey instruments as assigned by IPA;
  • Ensure that collected data is of the highest quality;
  • Contact the IPA Team Leader at any time with questions;
  • Promptly respond to contact from the IPA Project Manager, Field Manager, Team Leader, or other IPA staff;
  • Track all surveys and check error rates;
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her. 

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Economics, marketing, or any related field
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to walk/travel
  • Fluency in any of the local languages (Ga-Dangme, Ewe) is preferred
  • Experience in a similar position is preferred 

How To Apply

All applications and CVs should be sent to: [email protected] copying([email protected]) using the subject line, IPA Ghana CCSP Editor: Firstname Lastname

Deadline for submission of all application and CVs is Wednesday July 03, 2013.


Job Title 2: Auditor:
The Auditor will be responsible for conducting back checks. In particular, the Auditor will;

  • Audit surveys of all field staff;
  • Scrutinize completed surveys;
  • Administer interviews to research participants chosen by the IPA Project Managers, or as directed by them;
  • Adhere to all IPA survey protocols;
  • Contact the IPA Team Leader at any time with questions or concerns;
  • Promptly respond to contact from the IPA Project Managers, Field Managers, Team Leaders, or other IPA staff;
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her. 

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Economics, marketing, or any related field
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to walk/travel
  • Fluency in any of the local languages (Ga-Dangme, Ewe) is preferred
  • Experience in a similar position is preferred 

How To Apply

All applications and CVs should be sent to: [email protected] copying([email protected]) using the subject line, IPA Ghana CCSP Auditor: Firstname Lastname

Deadline for submission of all application and CVs is Wednesday July 03, 2013.

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Project Summary:
IPA Ghana seeks a survey team to work on the “COPA-Connect Smallholder Program” (CCSP) project. COPA-Connect Smallholder Program aims to link small farmers into the agricultural value chain by offering them out-grower contract. The evaluation of COPA-Connect Smallholder Program provides an unparalleled opportunity to study the multifaceted links among agriculture, health, education, and economic outcomes.

Job Title 3: Surveyor:
Surveyor will be responsible for data collection. In Particular the Surveyor will;

  • Administer interviews to research participants chosen by the IPA Project Managers, or as directed by them;
  • Adhere to all IPA survey protocols;
  • Contact the IPA Team Leader at any time with questions or concerns;
  • Promptly respond to contact from the IPA Project Managers, Field Managers, Team Leaders, or other IPA staff;
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her. 

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Economics, marketing, or any related field
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to walk/travel
  • Fluency in any of the local languages (Ga-Dangme, Ewe) is preferred
  • Experience in a similar position is preferred 

How To Apply

All applications and CVs should be sent to: [email protected] copying ([email protected]) using the subject line, IPA Ghana CCSP Surveyor: Firstname Lastname

Deadline for submission of all application and CVs is Wednesday July 03, 2013.


Job Title 4: Team Leader:

  • Team Leaders will oversee survey fieldwork.
  • This will involve managing a team of Surveyors, overseeing field finances, supervising daily survey activities, survey monitoring and writing daily field reports to the Project Manager.
  • Team Leaders will also maintain records; including survey tracking, surveyor attendance and project expenses.
  • Team Leaders are responsible for maintaining high quality data collection and will report to the Project Manager.

In particular, the Team Leader will;

  • Supervise all the Surveyors at a field station, manage their work, and ensure that they are all following IPA survey protocols;
  • Distribute per diems to Surveyors each morning, collect receipts and reconcile the funds to the field manager;
  • Distribute respondent gifts to Surveyors each morning;
  • Verify that Surveyors have interviewed the right respondent;
  • Track expenditures, back checking and editing activities of each team using tracking forms accurately and consistently, and give daily updates to the 

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Economics, marketing, or any related field
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to walk/travel
  • Fluency in any of the local languages (Ga-Dangme, Ewe) is preferred
  • Experience in a similar position is preferred 

How To Apply

All applications and CVs should be sent to: [email protected] copying([email protected]) using the subject line, IPA Ghana CCSP Team Leader: Firstname Lastname

Deadline for submission of all application and CVs is Wednesday July 03, 2013.

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