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14 Dec, 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: Child Assessors

Project Name: Quality Preschool for Ghana

  • Reports to: Team Leader
  • Work Location: Greater Accra Region
  • Duration: Maximum two months
  • Application deadline: January 20, 2017
  • Job Code: CA-QP4G-11122016

Project Overview

The Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) Study is a study being conducted by IPA, Ghana in partnership with researchers at New York University in the United States. The project aims to develop a cost-effective, scalable model of transformational training that would produce significant behaviour change in the largely untrained kindergarten teacher workforce. The participating municipals are La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal, Ga Central Municipal, Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal, Adentan Municipal, Ga South Municipal, and Ga East Municipal in the Greater Accra Region. IPA will be conducting the endline survey for the QP4G Study in February 2017.

IPA would like to recruit Child Assessors to form part of the QP4G project team.

Job Description

The QP4G Child Assessor is responsible for conducting learning assessments for kindergarten children in selected schools.

As part of the responsibilities, the Child Assessor will: 

  • Conduct direct child learning assessments in line with IPA/QP4G survey protocols.
  • Ensure that child learning assessments are conducted in an ethical, honest, rigorous and child-friendly manner;
  • Maintains confidentiality of data gathered;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Field Manager or Research Associate.

Required Skills or Experience


The Child Assessor must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • A University degree in Social Science, Statistics, Economics or in any related field;
  • At least six months of experience in school-based data collection;
  • Experience in IPA survey activities and QP4G direct child assessments;
  • Experience in working with Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI);
  • Strong good interpersonal skills for teamwork;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Must be smart and be able to perform multiple child-specific tasks simultaneously;
  • Demonstrate patience and understanding in dealing with young children;
  • Residency in any one of the project municipals.

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 will be 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.

Please direct questions to [email protected] ..

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

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