Governance Project Coordinator,id100360IPAUganda
Governance Project Coordinator
IPA is looking to hire a Project Coordinator to assist on research related to governance, community monitoring and corruption prevention in Uganda.
The Project Coordinator will work closely with academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety tasks. The initial responsibilities of the Project Coordinator will largely focus on background and preparatory research to refine and prepare for a larger impact evaluation, however the broader set of tasks may include but not be limited to: 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 and coordinating with local partners running the programs being evaluated.
The Project Coordinator’s core responsibilities will be as follows:
· Develop detailed case studies of established or successful governance, transparency and/or anti-corruption programs in Uganda
· Conduct literature review on international community monitoring, expenditure tracking, good governance and anti- corruption studies
· Build relationships with local partners working in governance in Uganda
· Participate in meetings with key stakeholders and present research findings
· Develop and refine specific governance research questions and targeted interventions for larger evaluation
· Write reports detailing research findings and proposed interventions
· Assist in refining set of appropriate governance indicators and evaluation tools
· Conduct pilot studies and refine research design
Duration and Location:
· Start date: March 2011.
· 2 year commitment requested.
· Based in Kampala, Uganda with regular travel out of the capital for short and long field visits.
Desired Qualifications and Experience
· A Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, political science or related fields.
· 2 – 4 years of relevant work experience.
· Professional experience in a developing country.
· Prior work experience in governance, accounting or public sector programming in developing countries is a strong plus.
· Experience working in Uganda is a strong plus.
· Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills; managerial experience and the ability to present positions and to negotiate with senior officials.
· Fluency and excellent communication skills in English.
· Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player.
· Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations.
· Knowledge of SAS or Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software is preferred.
· Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred.
· We are looking for a commitment period of two years for this position.
How to Apply:
The position will start in January or February, 2011. If you are interested in applying, follow these instructions:
1. Complete the JPAL/IPA common application http://apply.povertyactionlab.org/apply/login indicating that you are interested in applying for a “Type 1” position. Please note: you are not required to include transcripts or letters of recommendation upon initial submission. After submitting, you can edit your application at any time and may add these materials, if requested.
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