Job Title:Project Coordinator (Ghana)
Start Date: ASAP
Length of Commitment: TBD
Experience: Bachelors degree or Masters, limited experience
Innovations for Poverty Action seeks qualified applicants for the position of Project Coordinator for multiple projects in Ghana. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.
Project Coordinators work closely with academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety tasks including, but not limited to: overseeing several research associates and their projects, designing survey questionnaires, conducting qualitative research, running pilot exercise, refining study design and surveying instruments, managing survey teams, negotiating contracts with survey firms, checking and analyzing data, cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis, assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, coordinating with local partners running the programs being evaluated, and supporting outreach to policymakers in country.
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
Training in development economics.
Prior work or volunteer experience in development in developing countries a plus.
Experience living and conducting field research in a developing country is a strong plus.
Several years of relevant work experience.
Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills.
The ability to present positions and to negotiate with senior officials.
Fluency and excellent communication skills in English.
Flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently as a team player.
Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations.
Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred), SAS, or other data analysis software.
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.
We are looking for a commitment period of two years for this position.
How to Apply
If you are interested, please do two things:
1. Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application indicating that you are interested in applying for a "Type 3: Research Manager or Project Coordinator" position. Please include two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, CV, and transcripts.
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Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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