Please Note:  All IPA Volunteerships are unpaid.

The Student Volunteer will support the Policy Associate. He/she will assist in conducting interviews and FGDs, drafting technical reports, and organizing training and workshop activities for IPA Philippines’ key partners. The position is based in Ortigas Center, Manila and may include some travel within Luzon.

Position Summary:  

We have partnered with a local non-profit that is implementing an education program geared towards improving teaching quality in the Philippines. Our engagement with the local non-profit is to provide technical support and capacity building on monitoring and evaluation, particularly data collection. Activities for this project is also designed to inform a potential impact evaluation that would be critical the Philippines’ thrust to improve quality of teachers by 2022 (Philippine National Development Plan for 2017-2022).

For the months August to October 2018, a Policy Student Volunteer will work closely with and be supervised by the Policy Associate managing this project by:

  1. Providing assistance in key informant interviews and focus group discussions with partners working in the education sector;
  2. Assisting the development of technical reports;
  3. Assisting the conduct of a monitoring survey using Excel and SurveyCTO;
  4. Supporting training and workshop activities for IPA Philippines partner institutions; and
  5. Executing other tasks deemed necessary to strengthen policy work of the IPA Philippines office.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, social sciences, or related field (fresh graduates are encouraged to apply).
  • Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research.
  • Familiarity with impact evaluation and randomized control trial.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Filipino
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn.


Application Instructions 
  • Send a CV and a cover letter to and cc:
    • In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name.
    • In the subject line: SURNAME_ Policy Student Volunteer
    • Attachments: Please attach your resume and cover letter.
About IPA 

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. 


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