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Research Coordinator/Manager Uganda

Innovations for Poverty Action

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted June 21, 2022.

Research Coordinator/Manager Uganda Jobs in Innovations for Poverty Action Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Innovations for Poverty Action

# Job Description

Research Coordinators manage a portfolio of about two to three projects and
Research Managers about five projects. These projects include both research
and project implementation components. They span a range of sectoral areas,
such as finance, agriculture, health, education and gender issues. As part of
their supervisory role, the Research Coordinator/Manager works closely with
the country office to ensure effective support is provided to projects, and
that projects are working within the relevant policies and procedures.
Research Coordinators/Managers are members of research management team; thus
they play a role through contributions to country program development, project
development, policy conversations as well as capacity building.


–>Keep the DCD/CD apprised of all developments on the projects in their portfolio, and serve as key link between the field office, project staff, and Principal Investigators
–>Ensure project adherence in the field to general research design, sample selection, data management and analysis, and overall project management
–>Oversee project financial management, including creation and monitoring of project budgets, and ensure smooth integration of projects into IPA financial systems
–>Work with field office staff to ensure sound human resource and operational management of projects
–>Directly supervise project research staff Research Associates and Field Managers, and help with transitions, on-boarding of new research staff and maintaining “institutional memory” of project activities
–>Ensure that project deliverables, such as reports and financial statements, are submitted to donors and partners on time
–>Lead training on data management and general project management for new/incoming project research staff
–>Promote inter-project best practices and take a lead in sharing best practices with projects through formal and informal training opportunities
–>Be the point of contact for data management and analysis support for project staff by serving as the link between projects and IPA headquarters
–>Attend meetings with local government officials and partners to ensure success of both project specific and key IPA programmatic activities
–>When requested, support the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to academic and non-academic audiences
–>Support the DCD/CD in the development of new research studies in cooperation with principal investigators and partner organizations


–>Master’s degree in related field, such as development economics, public policy, public health, or education policy
–>Up to two years of research or project management experience for a Research Coordinator and more than two years for a Research Manager
–>Strong budgeting and financial management skills; experience with writing donor reports and grant proposals
–>Strong written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in English is required
–>Experience supervising data collection, teams of field workers, survey design and implementation and data management. Background in randomized control trials is strongly preferred
–>Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies required; developing country experience required
–>Quantitative skills; working knowledge of Stata. Knowledge of other statistical packages such as SPSS or R are not required, but are a plus
–>An analytical mind, ability to interpret and organize data
–>Resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to new challenges, especially, in software and programming.
–>Commitment to this position for two years
–>Flexible and proactive work ethic with a demonstrated interest in the vision and mission of IPA

Additional Desired Qualifications:

–>Advanced experience with data management
–>Demonstrated experience in cleaning large datasets.
–>A good level of do-file literacy.
–>Knowledge on how to increase code efficiency by using loops and macros.
–>Demonstrated experience in using STATA in data visualization.
–>Familiarity with both linear and non-linear regression types and their appropriate usage.
–>A good level of understanding of statistical power.
–>Advanced experience with applied statistics
–>Familiarity with both linear and non-linear regression types and their appropriate usage.
–>A good level of understanding of the statistical power concept.
–>Experience with electronic data collection platforms
–>Demonstrated ability to work with donors and/or partner organizations; experience with grants management
–>Experience with presenting research findings at public forums, including to non-research focused audiences, is preferred

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**Closing Date** : 10th July. 2022

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