IPA-Zambia seeks qualified applicants for a Research Associate position starting as soon as possible (or 3 September 2018) or a study on the long-term effects of negotiation skills for secondary school girls in Lusaka, Zambia.The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.
The Research Associate will manage the follow-up survey to the original Girls Negotiation studythat began in 2013. The fieldwork is ongoing and the field team is tasked with tracking and carrying out a short survey with the remaining girls in a sample of 2,366 participants from the original study.
These girls have now left school and our goal is to track all of them, (1) collecting contact details for a future endline study and (2) following-up on their intermediate outcomes to investigate the impact of negotiation skills on outcomes such as secondary school completion, university enrollment, employment status, etc.
The Research Associate will work closely with the principal investigators, partners and other IPA country staff (field manager, research manager) to coordinate fieldwork and conduct constant monitoring and evaluation of the study. The position offers the change to gain first-hand field management experience in a project that is rolling, in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.
The work will stretch your skills in problem-solving and management, being dynamic and creative in employing new strategies to find difficult-to-reach girls and will require your full commitment.
The position will be based in Lusaka and the period of employment is conditional on funding.
Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Temporary Research Associate, Negotiation Skills for Secondary School Girls”. Most applications for research positions require you to include at minimum two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.
Note that you are able to submit your application before your references complete their recommendation letters; however, you must include their contact information before submitting your application.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please drop in an application letter with your CV, at IPA office:
26 Mwambula Road,