IPA Peru is looking to hire a Research Analyst (RAn) to provide technical support to a portfolio of education-related research projects. This dynamic role provides a unique opportunity to get exposure to all aspects of mission-driven international research and provides a high potential for growth within the team. We are looking for people with good verbal and written communication skills, who are capable of working individually and as a part of a team, and who can adapt to different environments and contexts, as well as a continuous willingness to learn. If you are interested in the international development and/or evidence space across programs, this role maybe just right for you. We are looking for people who share our passion for data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs. IPA is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with outstanding research, project management, and data analysis expertise.

Responsibilities 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Research Analyst (RAn), to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Associate Research Manager.

  • Support literature review and other tasks relevant to research projects
  • Support in the programming of data collection instruments
  • Support the implementation of remote fieldwork and support of the data collection
  • Support the development of reports and presentations about study designs and research results for different audiences in English and/or Spanish
  • Support in other tasks related to the assigned project
Qualifications 

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, public policy, or other quantitative social science disciplines
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of statistics and econometrics
  • Knowledge of statistical softwares as Stata or R
  • Experience with data management and analysis
  • Confidence in communicating with different audiences such as peers, enumerators, and supervisors
  • Excellent communication skills in Spanish and intermediate knowledge of English (desired)
  • Organization skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently

Preferred

  • At least six months of work experience, preferably related to research. Experience gained before graduation is accepted
  • Experience conducting research activities, specially data analysis
  • Knowledge of experimental methods of impact evaluation (Randomized Control Trials)
Application Instructions 
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 900 evaluations in 52 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. 

IPA's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) 

As an organization, IPA is dedicated to improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable populations through evidence and policy. We also recognize how important it is for our staff to reflect the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with. As such, IPA is committed to hiring from a diverse pool of candidates, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives. We know that this makes our work stronger and more responsive to the challenges faced by those we work with and for and we encourage people from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Click here to learn more about IPA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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 jobs@poverty-action.org 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 jobs@poverty-action.org.

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