Research Analyst

Research Analyst

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Position Summary

IPA Peru has been leading field-based randomized evaluations since 2003. Our work in Peru and other LAC countries without IPA country office is defined by strong engagement with key decision-makers and foundational research in: education, gender-based violence, social protection, financial inclusion, and health. 

IPA Peru is seeking a Research Analyst to join our team in Lima, Peru. The analyst will support the analysis of administrative data, provide technical support and analysis in a national project called "Leaders in Action". The project aims to prevent Gender Based Violence (GBV) in rural families across Peru. The analyst will work closely with the Research Associate, Predoc Econ students and other project partners in the analysis of administrative data and also provide support in the endline data collection during q4 of 2024 and s1 2025

Additionally, the role involves collaborating with academic partners from universities such as Duke University, Oxford, the World Bank and Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP). We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing a Master's and/or a PhD in economics.


- Support in the analysis of administrative data collected by IPA during the implementation phase

- Support in the analysis of national administrative data collected by the MIMP. This includes, CEMs official data, Línea100, Chat100 and other data sources

- Support in the analyis of national surveys conducted by INEI

- Conduct training for surveyors in-person data collection techniques.

- Oversee data collection activities, ensuring data quality through IPA tools and adherence to IPA's Minimum Must Dos.

- Perform data cleaning during and post remote data collection.

- Develop reports and presentations in both Spanish and English.

- Undertake literature reviews and assist with various research project tasks.

- Collaborate with administrative, HR, and finance staff to maintain IPA protocol compliance.

- Fulfill office hours as scheduled at the IPA Peru office in Lima.

- Assist with additional tasks pertinent to the assigned project.

- Analyze collected data to derive meaningful insights and outcomes.


Required Education:

- Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics or other social science disciplines.

Technical skills:

  - Knowledge of the fundamental principles of statistics and econometrics

  - Quantitative skills and knowledge of data management and analysis in Stata.

  - Familiarity with national surveys from INEI

Communication Skills:

  - Strong oral and written communication skills in Spanish.

  - Confidence in communicating with different audiences such as peers, research and field staff

Leadership and organization skills:

    - Excellent time management and organization skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently

    - Ability to work in a team, lead small groups of staff and report to supervisors


- 1-2 years after completion of Bachelor

- Oral and written communication skills in English.

- Familiarity with the fundamental concepts of impact evaluation

- Familiarity with education, migration, human trafficking or child labor programs.

- Familiarity in questionnaire program softwares (SurveyCTO)

- Familiarity with other softwares:  r, python, arcgis, qgis

Reports to

Research Associate


Lima, Peru

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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 of 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 a 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.


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