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Research Managers, Innovations for Poverty Action

Company Name:
Institute for Collaborative Development
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in
washington
, D.C. and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate "what works" in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
position
Summary:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a rapidly growing, global organization, and operates in almost 40 countries. We design innovative, cutting-edge approaches to solving development problems, rigorously evaluate these programs and promote the adoption of those with proven impact. This occurs both through the dissemination of results to policy makers, practitioners, and donors, as well as through supporting the large-scale implementation of evidence-based programs.

Qualifications
Masters in development economics, or a field related to international economic development or health. Undergraduates with at least 5 years of field experience will also be considered.
Extensive experience conducting social science or economic field research. Background in randomized control trials is strongly preferred.
At least two years of project management experience. Extensive experience supervising data collection, teams of field workers, and survey design and implementation.
Experience with data management, econometrics, and advance knowledge of Stata.
Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies required. Experience in conducting field research in developing countries required.
Strong budgeting and financial management skills.
Experience with presenting research findings at public forums, including to non-research focused audiences, is preferred.
Strong written and oral communication skills, and complete fluency in English is required. Local language proficiency is preferred.

Application Instructions:
Please follow the application instructions below. Any applications or CVs submitted outside this process will not be considered. Note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. Please select the position(s) you are interested in applying for on the 'Submit Application' page. Include two letters of recommendation and transcripts. We will consider your application even if you are unable to obtain reference letters before the deadline, but please be advised that we will be requiring them should you be invited for an interview.



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