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Innovations for Poverty Action Recruitment 2020 September 2020 - Jobvacan

Innovations for Poverty Action Recruitment 2020

IPA Ghana is looking to hire student volunteers starting in February to help support these collection activities. The student volunteer will work closely with the project team in Accra or Tamale, to support the planning process, logistics and data management for the upcoming fieldwork.  In particular, the student volunteer will help with survey instrument programming and testing, and support the development of a data management system (including programming high-frequency checks for the incoming data during the survey using Stata software, and supporting other data quality assurance systems). The student volunteer may also be involved in training field staff on survey tools and digital data collection devices. During data collection, s/he will help with running data checks, communicating with field teams on a daily basis and effecting corrections to the data set. After data collection, the student volunteer may support data cleaning, basic data analysis, and report writing.

Job Description

Job Title: Ghana Student Volunteer 


  • Completed undergraduate degree in economics or other related fields
  • Knowledge of Stata (required)
  • Knowledge of Survey CTO or other Android-based programming software (preferred)
  • Self-starter, resourceful and detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to understand and consistently work towards achieving the highest quality data analysis and documenting steps taken
  • Eager to learn, and gain experience in a fast-paced organization
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is a plus

Application Instructions

1) Send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

  • In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name.
  • Attachments: Please attach your resume and cover letter.
  • In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: IPA Ghana – Student Volunteer

About IPA

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. 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. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

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