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12 Oct, 2016

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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 in diverse fields including education. IPA Ghana has a long history of collaborating with the Ministry of Education to support improving learning outcomes.

Job Description

Job Title: Data Entry Agents

DATA ENTRY AGENTS, Project Name: Guidance and Information for Improved Decisions in Education

  • Position: Data Entry Agents
  • Reports to: Data Entry Supervisor
  • Work Location: Accra
  • Duration: 3 months (maximum)
  • Application deadline: 31st October, 2016
  • Job Code:  DEA-GUD-6102016

Project Overview

IPA Ghana seeks a data entry team to work on the “Guidance and Information for Improved Decisions in Education” (GUIIDE) data capture activity. GUIIDE is a project that examines the impact of information on the demand for education.  Specifically, the project examines whether the provision of information about SHS and the strategic way of making SHS choices affect how final year JHS students select schools for secondary education. Additionally, the project will assess the long term effect of the information intervention on educational attainment and future job selection.  The GUIIDE project is undertaken by IPA in collaboration with Ghana Education Service (GES) and other affiliate bodies in the education sector.

Job Description


The Data Entry Agent is responsible for entering survey data using a data entry interface programmed on either CSpro or SurveyCTO. S/he will execute the task in a systematic manner that ensures high quality data output, and in accordance with prescribed IPA data entry protocols.

The specific tasks of the Data Entry Agent include:

  • Carefully entering survey data using CSpro or SurveyCTO
  • Regularly backing up captured data.
  • Promptly informing the Data Entry Manager of issues as they arise.

Required Skills or Experience

  • HND or any higher certificate
  • A minimum of 6 months’ data entry experience or any experience as a surveyor using CAPI (computer assisted personal interview)
  • Professional experience with Microsoft word and excel (12 months minimum)
  • Fast typing skills with high level of accuracy (below 0.5 % error rate required), or proficiency in SurveyCTO
  • A fast learner
  • Ability to follow instructions and paying attention to details
  • Demonstrate professional maturity, excellent organizational and good interpersonal skills for teamwork, and good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below

Please take note of the following instructions:
Your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are required to complete the application form.
Incomplete applications or applications not completed through the web-form will not be considered.
Due to high volume of applications received, IPA will only contact shortlisted candidates.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported.

Anybody asking you to pay money to schedule your interview or offer you job may be a scam

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