Research Associate
Innovations for Poverty Action
Manila, Philippines
3d ago

IPA-Philippines is looking to hire a Research Associate (RA) for one year to manage a set of evaluations that aim to measure the impact of justice reform programs in the Philippines and to work with the partner institution in integrating the use of data and evidence in its work.

The RA will work closely with the PIs, the Research Coordinator and other IPA Philippines’ country office staff.

This project offers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in quantitative data collection and to work with an engaged partner organization and PIs on a groundbreaking project that has already generated a lot of interest among academics, donors, and non-profits.


  • Developing, field testing and finalizing questionnaires; managing translation into local dialects; programming questionnaires in SurveyCTO
  • Hiring, training and managing a field team in collaboration with the project’s Field Managers.
  • Overseeing survey and administrative data collection activities; ensuring adherence to data quality protocols, managing data quality audits and running high frequency checks using Stata
  • Managing and monitoring the intervention(s) to be tested
  • Communicating with partner about field activities when required
  • Working with partner to identify monitoring and evaluation priorities and to provide technical support in integrating the use of data and evidence
  • Writing and generating reports for the partner and donor
  • Maintaining detailed data collection and project logs
  • Regularly communicating updates and troubleshooting challenges with the Research Coordinator and Principal Investigators
  • Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred
  • Strong experience working with Stata or similar data analysis software
  • Familiarity with SurveyCTO preferred
  • Ability to travel extensively and lead field work across the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to work independently
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English, knowledge of Tagalog or other Filipino languages / dialects is a strong plus
  • Working experience in a developing country is a strong plus
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