Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Location: Kigali and nationwide field sites, Rwanda
Reports to: Field Manager
Length of Commitment: Various
Application deadline: 20th June 2021
No of positions: 260
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. 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.
IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it.
IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world.
The Enumerator position provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands‐on experience in a field setting with a vibrant organization undertaking cutting‐edge development research. The Enumerator will play a critical role in planning and carrying out data collection. The Enumerator will work closely with the research staff and field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
- Conduct interviews to research participants in the field.
- Adhere to all IPA survey and data protocols.
- Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her, such as, but not limited to, testing the questionnaire and make arrangements for his/her interviews.
- Be responsible for maintaining good relations with IPA, its employees, partner organizations and project participants.
- Keep track of expenses.
- Transmit data collected to her/his coordinator on a daily basis.
The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Agriculture/agribusiness/agricultural economics, Economics, Environmental studies, Statistics, Management, Finance, Health, Accounting, Software engineering, Education, Psychology, Sociology, any other fields of studies,
- Must have practical knowledge of MS Office; should be familiar with computer assisted interviews and have the ability to use electronic devices, i.e. tablets or smartphones.
- In addition to English, written and spoken fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential.
- Extensive knowledge of quantitative data collection; a passion for learning best practices and innovations is desired.
- Having worked with IPA in the past is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
PLEASE APPLY BY SENDING YOUR CV AND COVER LETTER, VIA https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qFkPVHYafx8z4kVX94449wdxmFiBH0ivpl-iYHYI9BI/edit?ts=60c3b83c
APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5 PM RWANDA TIME ON June 20nd 2021. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.