Project Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

On Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Dairy Farming Coops

Position: Project Associate
Deadline to Apply: Dec 12 2013
Start Date: January 7, 2014
Location: Limuru, Kenya
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Project Associate for the Dairy Farming Coops Project. 
The project will focus on milk production and sales decisions of dairy farmers linked to one or more cooperatives.

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. 

The principal investigators are Lorenzo Casaburi , Rocco Macchiavello and Tristan Reed.

Responsibilities:
The Project Associate will work closely with the IPA-Kenya Country Office and the PIs (academic researchers) to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: sophisticated logistic planning, assisting with project design, designing survey questionnaires, conducting focus groups, running pilot exercises, introducing the project to and negotiating with government officials, managing survey teams, checking and analyzing data, cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis, assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, financial accounting, HR, and various administrative tasks. 
The Project Associate will be based in Limuru.
A nine month commitment is required for this position.
 
Qualifications and Experience:
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Experience in survey design and implementation
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Fluency in Swahili.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software is preferred
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred
To apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
Applications can be submitted must be by email to [email protected] ,. If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Project Associate.”REF NO: DFC-2013-11-01. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Project Associate. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to [email protected]
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