IPA’s commitment to (and reputation for) rigorous, high-quality research is built upon its cadre of dedicated, diverse, global staff. Working at IPA provides you with an opportunity to enhance your talents while partnering with leading researchers and over 1,000 colleagues, in eighteen countries, committed to improving the lives of the world’s poor.

Total Rewards

Designed to attract and retain quality employees, our comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package help to create a positive work-life balance.

U.S. Positions

Compensation: Salaries are set based on market competitiveness and internal equity. Our salary structure is designed to reward your credentials, skills, and experience. Market data is reviewed annually. 

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision)
  • Annual Leave (39-45 days depending on years of service, includes national holidays)
  • Retirement Savings (three percent employer match)
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Heath, Dependent, Transit (commuter), and Parking

 

International Positions  

Compensation: Salaries are set based on market competitiveness and internal equity. Our salary structure is designed to reward your credentials, skills, and experience. Market data is reviewed annually.

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (medical and dental)
  • Annual Leave (27-33 days depending on years of service, number of days does not include national holidays varies by country based on respective labor laws)
  • Annual flights home for you and your partner/dependents
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Retirement Savings
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
National Positions

Compensation: Salaries are set based on market competitiveness and internal equity. Our salary structure is designed to reward your credentials, skills, and experience. Market data is reviewed annually. 

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance: (medical)
  • Annual Leave (number of days, including national holidays, vary by country based on respective labor laws)
  • Retirement Savings (contributions will vary and be based on respective labor laws)
  • Other Insurance: (vary by country based on respective labor laws and industry standards)

 

Learning and Development

Learning@IPA offers our staff a variety of learning and development opportunities that support your personal and career growth.
 
These opportunities include:
  • Onboarding Program for New Hires
  • Department-led workshops like Research & Knowledge Management Department's Global Staff Training and Human Resource Department's Empower: The HR Learning Series for Managers, HR/Operations Staff, and All Staff
  • In-country training or staff retreats at each country office
  • Global brown bags and webinars on various topics
  • Online learning resources
  • Performance management process that incorporates options for development and competencies to be more effective in the workplace
  • On-the-job learning through job shadowing, job exchanges, special or stretch assignments, study visits, etc.

Each staff defines their own learning and development path within the context of the career track they intend to pursue: field research, field program management, data management, research management, policy implementation, and administrative and operations.