Innovations for Poverty Action seeks a qualified Research Associate to join our large scale project on Universal Basic Income in Kenya. We have added a set of surveys being collected in the field right now to understand how a UBI may help protect people from COVID and how it may help them manage some of the policy restrictions in place, like curfews and restrictions on travel and on markets.
The RA will need to be able to hit the ground running with cleaning and analyzing large and complex survey datasets. Knowledge of Stata is essential.
The Research Associate will work closely with one of the Principal Investigators (Tavneet Suri) to perform a variety of tasks including (but not limited to):
- Write excellent, thoughtful and reproducible code in Stata according to IPA’s style guidelines
- Clean survey data as it comes in from the field
- Analyze data and create figures and tables for both a policy audience as well as for academic papers and reports
- Assist in the drafting of project reports and papers
- Maintain excellent documentation and file organization systems
- Program survey instruments
- Support data quality checks for on-going surveys
- Master’s degree in a related field, such as economics, statistics, mathematics, or public policy with a quantitative background
- Working knowledge of Stata
- Strong quantitative skills
- Familiarity with randomized controlled trials and household surveys
- Strong attention to detail
- An enthusiasm for empirical research, and the ability and interest to learn new skills and take initiative as a project develops
- Knowledge of electronic survey software is a plus
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