Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Colombia seeks a Research Associate to join a dynamic and committed team in Bogotá.
Our projects bring together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine solutions to improve people’s lives.
The Research Associate will work closely with the IPA country office staff, principal investigators, and implementing partners to execute high-quality projects.
This position is contingent upon project approval and donor funding.
As an ideal candidate, you not only have a rock solid technical foundation in impact evaluation methodology, but you can also independently guide and direct the activities that happen both upstream and downstream of any rigorous, randomized evaluation (i.
e. mapping theory of change, measurement design and piloting, data analysis, results communication, etc.). You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the production of the highest quality research for our clients and partners.
You excel in solving problems using clear, strategic, and creative thinking. You have a strong social acumen, and are excited about the opportunity to broaden, deepen, and manage meaningful relationships with high-level clients and partners across the public and private sector.
This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain extensive hands on research experience and significant management responsibility in a vibrant organization undertaking cutting edge development research as well as the opportunity to work in close collaboration with high-level policy partners.
Key areas of involvement will include : coordinating and collaborating with implementing partners and the PI team, designing survey questionnaires, recruiting, training and managing survey teams, designing and supervising logistics for the field activities, cleaning and analyzing survey data, assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, and liaising with key government stakeholders.