Becoming one, is a couples counselling program conducted by faith leaders to encourage behavior change that may prevent intimate partner violence. The program promotes skills development on communication, emotional regulation, shared control over finances, and sexual consent while using the Bible to reinforce people’s existing values around positive, peaceful relationships. The Associate will work under the direct supervision of the IPA Research Manager and under the technical oversight of the IRC’s Airbel Center.

Under the technical guidance of IRC’s design team in NYC and the IPA team in Uganda, the IA will apply strong project management skills and work collaboratively with our program implementation partners, including World Vision, to ensure successful implementation and evaluation of the program.

Responsibilities 
  • Serve as a key link between IPA management, IRC’s design team and World Vision staff to manage implementation and evaluation of the Becoming One program in Uganda
  • Oversee work of World Vision field staff during recruitment of faith leaders and M&E activities.
  • Build strong rapport and relationships and be in constant communication with facilitators and faith leaders of the Becoming One program
  • Oversee production of training materials, including development of videos and illustrations
  • Drive project progress and coordinate activities of cross functional team members, including high-level planning and detailed short-term activity scheduling.
  • Proactively manage project risks, dependencies, issues, gaps, reporting and resource conflicts.
  • Engage and facilitate meetings with stakeholders across globally distributed business units, and coordinate stakeholder communications.
  • Collaborate with IPA’s research lead to support impact evaluation, including survey development and RCT implementation
  • Ensure that project communications are timely, relevant, appealing to consume and accurate, including regular status updates and production of project deliverables to be submitted to donors and partners
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's Degree with about 3-5 years of experience in project or program management
  • Master’s degree in the above fields is an added advantage
  • Experience in managing large, cross functional projects in development or humanitarian settings
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials desired
  • Synthesis skills and confidence distilling complex data into actionable insights and design changes
  • Unparalleled team collaboration skills; comfort working with researchers, frontline implementers, designers, beneficiaries, partners, other disciplines and donors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate visually  and with colleagues on all levels in a non-hierarchical, multicultural professional environment
  • Flexible, self-motivating, comfortable with ambiguity and new processes, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office, documents management solutions and project management tools. Task management software appreciated.
  • Ability to travel regularly and work in rural districts of Northern Uganda.
Application Instructions 

Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Implementation Associate, Becoming One”.  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 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. 

Disclaimers 

Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. 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 jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216. Disclaimer: 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 jobs@poverty-action.org.

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