Research Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Position: Research Associate - GIZ SOGA Project

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

About Innovations for Poverty Action:
 Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems. 
IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

About the project: IPA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Associate for the GIZ SOGA project. 

The project is partnered with GIZ and its SOGA program to construct and carry out an evaluation of its initiative which aims to prepare and qualify the local population for labor demands through TVET institutions.
Position Summary: The Research Associate will oversee the primary activities of the project under the supervision of a Research Manager.
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Manage multiple project data collection activities, including baseline, midline, and endline surveys;
  • Assist in development and piloting of survey instruments;
  • Assist in design of forms for electronic data collection (using SurveyCTO) and manage survey data;
  • Train and manage teams to conduct surveys;
  • Ensure all aspects of data quality and assist with data cleaning;
  • Manage logistics for project activities;
  • Manage project budget, including tracking project expenses and adherence to the project budget;
  • Work closely with project partners;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, social science, or related field.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English is required.
  • Must be flexible, self-motivating and able to work independently, detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in economics, public policy, social sciences, or public health.
  • Experience hiring, training, mentoring, and managing staff; experience managing multiple teams simultaneously and prioritizing projects preferred.
  • Logistics and coordination experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with database management is a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity with statistical software (Stata or other) is a plus, but not required.
Start Date: November, 2016

To Apply:  

CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline to Apply: 23rd October, 2016
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Research Associate-GIZ SOGA Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA.