7 Jan 2016

IPA Job Vacancy : Escaping Poverty Internship

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IPA Ghana is looking to hire one intern starting in January to help support the Escaping Poverty project plan and launch their baseline survey. The lead researcher on this project are Dean Karlan and Christopher Udry from Yale University. The baseline survey will be conducted in approximately 250 rural communities across 4 regions of Ghana. The intern will work closely with the Research Coordinator to support all planning process, logistics and data management for the upcoming fieldwork. In particular, the intern will help program the questionnaire into Survey CTO, and manage high frequency checks on the incoming data during the survey. The intern may also be involved in training field staff on survey tools and digital data collection devices, observing surveys and monitoring data quality, and systematically documenting data irregularities.


  • Quantitative training, including econometrics – for example: undergraduate or graduate studies in economics or other field with technical component
  • Knowledge of Stata (required)
  • Knowledge of Survey CTO or other Android based programming software (preferred)
  • 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
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is a plus
  • Strong oral and written English communications skills

How to Apply

Send a CV and a cover letter [email protected] and cc [email protected]
  • 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 Ghana, Intern - EP Project

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