Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified Research Associate based in Bogotá, Colombia, to support the office’s research projects.
Our projects bring together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine solutions to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
The Analyst will work closely with the Research Associates team on the design and implementation of research studies. This position is contingent upon project approval and donor funding.
This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain extensive hands on field research experience and significant management responsibility in a vibrant organization undertaking cutting edge development research.
Key areas of involvement will include : coordinating and collaborating with the Research Associates and Research Manager, designing survey questionnaires, recruiting, training and managing survey teams, cleaning and analyzing survey and administrative data, and assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos.
The work will develop your analytical and management skills and require your full commitment in a challenging environment.
IMPORTANT : This is an entry level position, it is not required to submit recommendation letters to apply, these will be required later in the process.
Monitor the implementation of field work;
Ensure compliance with the data quality protocol;
Work with PIs, IPA staff in Colombia and the United States to analyze the data and interpret the findings;
Support the development of reports and presentations for different audiences in English and Spanish;
Support in the design of survey questionnaires;
Support the literature review for research projects.
A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, international development, or related fields;
At least 6 months of work experience, preferably in a research setting and data analysis;
Excellent project management and organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently;
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English, including ability to effectively communicate;
Strong quantitative skills and very good knowledge of Stata required; programming and other technical knowledge a strong plus;
Willingness to frequently travel within Colombia;
Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with partner organizations;
Capability to manage multiple tasks efficiently;
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service;
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices