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17 May, 2016
17 May, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to design and rigorously evaluate, sometimes implement approaches to solving development problems, and to refine these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. IPA works in a variety of fields, including education, agriculture, microfinance, and health.
Since our founding in 2002, IPA has conducted over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. IPA has been formally established in Ghana since 2009 and has experienced a fast growth since then. It has a young and dynamic team overseeing 19 ongoing projects, and composed of 84 permanent staff.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Length Of Commitment: One year
Reports To: Deputy Country Director
Location: Tamale, Ghana
Application Deadline: 15th May, 2016
The IPA Ghana office seeks an enthusiastic, motivated and talented person, who is passionate about working with data and committed to solving poverty problems. If you have very strong quantitative data management skills, are interested in working in various sectors, including agriculture and public health, and would like to work in a dynamic, multi-cultural and high performing team, then you may be the Research and Data Coordinator that we are looking for.
The Research and Data Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Survey Coordinators and Data Managers to support data management activities and ensure that all projects collect high quality data. The Research and Data Coordinator will train staff in research and data management skills, collect best practices from IPA offices worldwide, assist projects develop data flow systems incorporating data safety protocols, and help projects with data cleaning and encryptions. A key component of the role involves building the capacity of the Data Managers and Research Associates to manage data at all levels and use Stata. Furthermore, the Research and Data Coordinator will analyze data and prepare reports targeting different stakeholder groups.
Manage the team of IPA Ghana Data Managers, comprised of one data manager in Tamale and one data manager in Accra, to enhance the support that they provide to project teams, specifically:
Lead the quest to improve IPA Ghana data management systems
We are looking for a commitment period of one year for this position, which may be extended based on the availability of funds.
Required Skills or Experience
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below:http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2753075/IPAG-R-D-Coordinator-Application-Form Please take note of the following instructions:
The deadline for applications to this position is May 15, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.
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