Please note:  IPA Volunteerships are unpaid. 

IPA seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Student Volunteer in Asunción, Paraguay.

The Student Volunteer will perform Project Development together with Principal Investigators (PI) in the field of education. The Ministry of Education of Paraguay (MEC) faces several challenges to achieve their goals and are interested on partnering with IPA to design, rigorously test and scale-up effective programs. The Student Volunteer will work together with MEC policy makers (and other institutions in the country) and PIs to develop interventions and research proposals.

The Student Volunteer will work closely with the Research Analyst to:  

  • Conduct meetings with policymakers and PIs.
  • Conduct exploratory research (e.g. literature review, analyze administrative data).
  • Assist in the design and write up of intervention and evaluations design proposals.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • Self-starter, resourceful and detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently 
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to understand and consistently work towards achieving the highest quality data analysis and documenting steps taken
  • Eager to learn, and gain experience in a fast-paced organization
  • Strong oral and written Spanish communications skills
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is a plus.
  • Familiarity in Latin America is a plus.
  • Prior knowledge of quantitative data collection instruments and tools is a plus.
  • Prior knowledge of quantitative data analysis packages is a plus.
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • Self-starter, resourceful and detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently 
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to understand and consistently work towards achieving the highest quality data analysis and documenting steps taken
  • Eager to learn, and gain experience in a fast-paced organization
  • Strong oral and written Spanish communications skills
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is a plus.
  • Familiarity in Latin America is a plus.
  • Prior knowledge of quantitative data collection instruments and tools is a plus.
  • Prior knowledge of quantitative data analysis packages is a plus.
Application Instructions 

1) Send a resume and a cover letter to Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte at jmhernandez@poverty-action.org

  • In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name.
  • Attachments: Please attach your resume and cover letter.
  • In the subject line: Copy exactly the following position line: IPA Paraguay PD  – Student Volunteer
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.