IPA is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with outstanding project management, data analysis, people management and communication skills as a Senior Research Associate to support the implementation of a suite of projects led by Stanford University Professor of Development Economics Pascaline Dupas, as well as other scholars doing empirical research at top-tier academic and policy institutions, including Seema Jayachandran and Nobel Prize winners Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer.
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.
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.
The Senior Research Associate position is a unique opportunity to combine significant project management experience with an involvement in cutting-edge development research.
He / she will join the very dynamic and passionate IPA Ghana team and contribute to the successful implementation of IPA Ghana’s longest ongoing impact evaluation, as well as other new studies such as a nimble experiment focused on infant development.
We are looking for a minimum commitment period of two years for this position with a possibility for a longer-term position for exceptional candidates.
The Senior Research Associate will perform a variety of tasks related to managing day-to-day research activities, from planning to implementation, and monitoring quality.
These include, but are not limited to :