Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified Project Associate based in Lima, Peru, to lead a novel virtual intervention to promote healthy masculinity and reduce violence against women. The project will be in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, Interamerican Development Bank and the Peruvian Ministry of Women. The Associate will work closely with the IPA Country Director and the IRC team to adapt and develop the design and implementation of the “Real Man Challenge (RMC)”, a Whatsapp-based program who targets the root causes of IPV by affirming male identity, and encouraging men to practice positive behaviors with their partners across the following topics: emotional regulation, communication, consensual sex, and financial planning.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain extensive hands‐on field research experience and significant management responsibility in a vibrant organization undertaking cutting‐edge development research. Key areas of involvement will include: coordinating and collaborating with IPA Country Director, the Ministry of Women, the IRC team and Principal Investigators, designing and applying qualitative research, recruiting and training program participants, and managing a small group of assistants to monitor the intervention. The position will require commitment in a challenging environment. 

  • Leading the communication with all the parties involved in the project implementation,
  • Planning and coordinating the recruitment of all the male participants in the program in coordination with the Ministry of Women,
  • Design surveys for male participants and conduct qualitative interview to test the platform prototype and content,
  • Ensure compliance with the data quality protocol;
  • Work with PIs, IPA staff in Perú and IRC to analyze the data and interpret the findings;
  • Support the development of reports and presentations for different audiences in English and Spanish;
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • A Bachelor’s degree in social science, public policy, or related fields;
  • At least 2 year of work experience, preferably in an implementation development and/or research setting related to Intimate Partner Violence;
  • Experience with prototype testing or user research is a plus,
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and good level of verbal and written English, including ability to effectively communicate;
  • Strong qualitative skills;
  • Capability to manage multiple tasks efficiently;
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service;
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
Application Instructions 

Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “(Senior) Project Associate, Peru”.  Most applications for research positions require you to include at minimum two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.

Note that you are able to submit your application before your references complete their recommendation letters; however, you must include their contact information before submitting your application. Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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 600 leading academics to conduct over 830 evaluations in 52 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. 

Innovations for Poverty Action is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at or via phone at 1-202-386-6200. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the specified position. 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

** Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.