Job Title: Qualitative Analyst
Organisation: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Project Name: Innovations for Poverty Action-Right Fit Evidence Unit (IPA-RFE)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Start date: Preferably May 8th, 2023.
Duration of engagement: 3 months (subject to extension based on project requirements)
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit 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 400 leading academics to conduct over 600 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.
Job Summary: IPA-RFE is looking for a qualitative research analyst to be part of an iterative learning project designed to test and refine innovations that aim to improve access to quality educational opportunities for vulnerable refugee and host communities of out-of-school children (OOSC) in East Africa. This contract will likely start on May 8, 2023, and will have an approximate duration of 3 months (with the possibility of extension depending on the requirements of the project) through a service contract.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the IPA team and project implementing partners to.
- Generate input to the design of interview questionnaires, focus groups and observation exercises.
- Support in scheduling interviews and focus groups according to the updated work plans.
- Lead interviews, focus groups and other research activities through taking notes from interviews, observations and focus groups with rigor and following the given parameters while creatively following up and if need be, suggesting actionable ideas to address the feedback given during the data collection activities.
- Direct the transcription and coding of qualitative information.
- Conduct field activities while prioritizing the quality of the data collected in each of the research phases of qualitative data collection.
- Ensure compliance to field protocols and ethical research guidelines.
- Support the qualitative processing of interviews, observations and focus groups, support the development of reports and presentations based on the findings from the qualitative analysis.
- Contribute to the qualitative information knowledge management system; and
- Support other project activities, as need arises.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Professional experience in social sciences: sociology, anthropology, social work or related
- At least six months of experience in qualitative data collection field work and analysis
- Knowledge and experience doing qualitative work in early childhood programs and humanitarian settings is desirable but not required
- Ability to direct and execute the qualitative strategy including the logistics of field activities and data analysis
- Availability and willingness to travel to any field locations in Uganda.
- Ability and flexibility in working with teams in varying time zones
How to Apply:
All interested applicants meeting the requirements should fill in an online application and attach academic certificate, cover letter and CV through the following link:
Deadline: 28th April, 2023