Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Nigeria Job Recruitment – How to Apply

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Nigeria Job Recruitment – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates. Interested persons may apply below

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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Research Associate

Location: Abuja
Reports to: Country Director
Desired Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

  • We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with outstanding project management, data analysis, people management, and communication skills as a Research Associate to support the implementation of a rigorous impact evaluation.
  • The Research Associate position is a unique opportunity to combine significant project management experience with involvement in cutting-edge development research on a dynamic and passionate IPA Nigeria team.
  • As an ideal candidate, you not only have a solid technical foundation in impact evaluation methodology, but you can also independently guide and direct the activities that happen both upstream and downstream of any rigorous, randomized evaluation.
  • You enjoy contributing to high-performing teams that drive the production of the highest quality research for our clients and partners. You excel in solving problems using clear, strategic, and creative thinking.
  • You have a strong social acumen and are excited about the opportunity to broaden, deepen, and manage meaningful relationships with high-level clients and partners across the public, academic, non-governmental, and multilateral sectors.

Responsibilities
The Research Associate will perform a variety of tasks related to managing day-to-day research activities, from planning to implementation, and monitoring quality. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating research and implementation efforts with all relevant stakeholders;
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising field-based teams;
  • Refining and piloting survey questionnaires;
  • Supervising and monitoring data collection to ensure high-quality of the data;
  • Supporting data quality checks and fixing issues with data collected during data collection;
  • Assisting in data cleaning and preliminary analysis and ensuring ready access to all data for researchers and/or supervisors;
  • Documenting in detail all activities related to the project;
  • Maintaining accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary;
  • Preparing high-quality progress and results reports to Principal Investigators (PI), research partners, and funding agencies, and sharing them timely;
  • Providing timely updates and responses to partner organizations, and participating in meetings with key stakeholders;
  • Providing training and supervision for research project staff (Field Manager);
  • Managing project finances including budgeting, expense tracking, and financial reporting.
  • Ensuring that all team members follow necessary protocols and procedures;
  • Handling day to day PI and partner communications;
  • Any other task as assigned by Country Director.
  • Keep the Country Director apprised of all developments in the project and serve as the key link between the field staff, research team, and Principal Investigators.
  • Support the country office in project and policy development as needed.

Qualifications 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Public Policy, or other quantitative Social Science disciplines (Master’s Degree preferred);
  • Quantitative Skills: Strong technical understanding of economics and econometrics required. Demonstrated proficiency in Stata, and experience with data management, data cleaning, and regression analysis
  • A minimum of 2-year of work experience is required. Experience managing field staff in developing countries strongly preferred;
  • Ability to collaborate among geographically and culturally diverse teams to drive common goals;
  • Interculturally-versed to build capacity, work with, and live in Nigeria;
  • Excellent management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to successfully complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines, required;
  • Communication Skills: Attention to detail and advanced writing and presentation skills are required;
  • Language: English fluency required;

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Job Title: Senior Policy Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Reports to: Country Director
Job Type: International
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

  • Innovations for Poverty Action seeks a (Senior) Policy Manager who will work closely with global and local teams to drive IPA Nigeria’s evidence to impact agenda.
  • The (Senior) Policy Manager will lead IPA Nigeria’s policy impact strategy, focusing on creating and managing high-impact opportunities for policymakers to use evidence in decision-making.
  • The (Senior) Policy Manager will report to IPA Nigeria’s Country Director with dotted line oversight from the global policy and communications team and substantial collaboration with Nigeria research teams.
  • This position will pioneer IPA’s policy outreach and impact work in Nigeria, building and deepening relationships and identifying and creating evidence-to-impact opportunities.

Responsibilities 
Lead Nigeria in Policy Outreach Strategy (25%):

  • Map key NGO, government, and development partner stakeholders with influence in priority sectors to be agreed with the Country Director and Global Policy team.
  • Strengthen expertise on the global and local evidence base in 3-4 sectors selected and cultivate relationships with key local stakeholders in those sectors.
  • Work together with the global policy and communications team to lead strategic events for policy purposes, including but not limited to summits, conferences, workshops, technical working groups, and round tables.
  • Support researchers and country management to participate.
  • In collaboration with researchers and in support of the country director, represent IPA locally in policy conversations and at events.
  • Support research management staff in executing the “Policy Impact Minimum Must Dos” and in identifying and stewarding high potential partner relationships, particularly with senior levels within government or large organizations.

Cultivate and Manage High Impact Policy Opportunities (50%):

  • Lead Nigeria in continuously identifying and prioritizing high impact policy opportunities for evidence to be used.
  • Perform desk research to identify existing evidence, gaps in the literature, and innovative interventions in priority areas, in partnership with global teams.
  • Cultivate relationships with key local decision-makers in 3-4 sectors, particularly those with decision-making authority over particular evidence-to-impact opportunities.
  • Launch high impact policy opportunities, including opportunities to provide decision-makers with technical assistance for scaling-up evidence-based programs; initiating evidence-to-policy labs; and/or writing and implementing evidence-informed policies, and either manage small-scale engagements personally with global support, or collaborate with global teams to raise funds for additional staff to realize these opportunities.
  • Identify and help launch opportunities for policy relevant right-fit monitoring and evaluation opportunities in Nigeria, and either manage small engagements personally with global support, or collaborate with global teams to raise funds for additional staff.

Project Development (25%):

  • Identify opportunities and cultivate relationships that lead to developing large-scale policy evaluations with key decision-makers.
  • Support research teams and researchers in development and execution.
  • Identify opportunities and cultivate relationships that lead to developing field replications to consolidate research on key policy-relevant research questions. Support research teams and researchers in development and execution.
  • Together with the Country Director, act as lead steward to key partner relationships and support key research partner conversations.
  • Proactively identify fundraising and business development opportunities for research on programs, develop concept notes, and pursue opportunities in collaboration with global and country office-based staff.
  • Other Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

Qualifications 
Senior Manager:

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Development, International Relations, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related field.
  • 7 or more years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years of experience working closely with local government officials.

Manager:

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Development, International Relations, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related field strongly preferred. Will accept additional experience in place of master’s.
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience, including at least 1 year of experience working closely with local government officials.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in international development policy required.
  • Attention to detail and advanced presentation skills for communicating policy lessons from academic papers in ways that policymakers understand.
  • This requires clear, precise, non-technical writing and confident, effective spoken communication and presentation style.
  • Experience in leading business development opportunities and proposal writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively convene and liaise with a variety of people in multiple organizations in a multi-cultural environment and across many time zones.
  • Proven ability to multitask and successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
  • Willingness to work hard, be self-motivated, and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.
  • Ability to supervise staff and manage projects independently.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to various project sites
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with government standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with IPA standards
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Job Title: Enumerator

Locations: Delta and Edo
Employment Type: Contract

Description

  • Globally, irregular migration and human trafficking have reached crisis proportions in fragile and conflict-affected states. In Nigeria, the combination of ongoing, low-intensity conflict, a large youth population, and limited economic opportunities has led to high levels of irregular migrants seeking to make the dangerous journey to Europe.
  • There is little evidence on how individuals weigh the risks and benefits of migration, and how information campaigns influence migration decisions.
  • IPA Nigeria is conducting the end-line data collection for this study which seems to evaluate these points. We are seeking to hire seventeen (17) enumerators who would report to the Field Supervisor for a duration of two (2) months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data collection using SurveyCTO: Piloting surveys and actual data collection in person or by telephone with minimal supervision while adhering to the study protocol.
  • Call respondents assigned to schedule in-person interviews.
  • Track respondents to be interviewed using the information provided, primarily using Google Maps and other information collected on the field.
  • Ensure proper screening of respondents to verify the identity of respondents tracked.
  • Interacting with study respondents and project partners with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Attend debrief sessions and provide feedback during debriefs on data collection and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations
  • Ensure that data integrity is maintained always and minimize errors in data collection and transmission.
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished interviews, and call-backs as assigned by the supervisor and the Research Associate.
  • Maintain project inventory (electronic devices, stationery, etc) in a safe and secure manner, frequently updating the project supervisors and management on their status
  • The enumerator will be required to attend an intensive and competitive training prior to data collection and thereafter as may be required.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and Research Associate.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related fields.
  • 2-3 years of field research experience.
  • Previous experience in conducting household surveys and rigorous tracking of respondents. For follow-up surveys.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection at various levels (planning, piloting, and collecting).
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently under minimum supervision.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Previous tablet-based survey experience/computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment with great interpersonal skills.
  • Experience conducting fieldwork in Edo and Delta states is highly preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: jobs_ipa_nigeria@poverty-action.org using this format “Application for Enumerator Edo / Delta State” (specifying the state you are applying for).

Job Title: Operations Coordinator

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Reports to: Country Director
Job Type: International
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

  • We need an Operations Coordinator to manage country office operations staff and systems that support the administrative and operational needs of the office.
  • The Operations Coordinator will provide in-country support in Human Resources, IT, Safety & Security, Procurement, and Inventory Management Systems, and will ensure the general compliance of the country office with relevant laws and regulations.
  • The Operations Coordinator will work under the direction of the IPA Nigeria Country Director and will have significant collaboration with the Finance and Admin team.
  • The Operations Coordinator will also liaise with the key Global Functional Teams led by the General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, Chief People Officer, Senior Director of Technology, Senior Director of Global Operations, and others as required.

Responsibilities 
Procurement:

  • Supervise procurement of goods and services in line with IPA  procurement policy
  • Oversee the general implementation and continuous refinement of IPA’s procurement systems, including online process flows.
  • Assist in the review of agreements, MoUs, and contracts as required both as oversight to procurement processes and to review content in coordination with General Counsel and Country Director.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and other external bodies which serve the office as a whole, such as landlords, insurance carriers and brokers, local legal counsel, etc.

Compliance:

  • Ensure IPA Nigeria’s registration is up to date and that it complies with all statutory requirements.
  • Ensure IPA Nigeria complies with all Nigerian laws and regulations and all IPA Operations-related Global policies, all in coordination with IPA’s General Counsel, IPA Global Operations team, and IPA Nigeria’s lawyers.

Operations and Security:

  • Work closely with the Country Director to define and implement IPA Nigeria’s long-term operational strategy in the areas of HR, IT, Procurement, Safety & Security, Office Management, and Compliance.
  • Lead the development and implementation of annual strategic plans for all Operations functions.
  • Continuously analyze and review internal controls, operational policies and procedures, and business processes and identify gaps for strengthening, training, and implementation.
  • Provide input to and oversee the roll-out and implementation of global operations and administrative policies and procedures at the country office level.
  • Be IPA Nigeria’s Safety & Security Focal Point.
  • Lead the maintenance and management of the country risk register, and risk management in general.
  • Work closely with the IPA Global and Regional ICT functional support teams to ensure the Nigeria office has a functioning ICT infrastructure and support.
  • Ensure IPA Nigeria assets are properly managed and the asset register is up to date.

Human Resources:

  • Work closely with the IPA Global HR functional support team to manage country-level human resource needs in line with global and local policies.
  • Provide timely information for payroll management to finance department.
  • Plan and conduct orientation training for all new staff.
  • Facilitate exit clearance in liaison with line managers and other departments and liaise with Finance Team to calculate terminal benefits and issue service certificates.
  • In collaboration with the HR assistant, maintain an organized filing system and personal files for all staff that is UpToDate and well secured.
  • Regularly update the HR Information Systems (HRIS) and prepare monthly and quarterly HR reports.
  • Oversee and build the capacity of the Nigeria Operations team to execute routine operational processes and solve operational problems with minimal management intervention.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree-level education;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in an NGO
  • Experience managing compliance requirements for an NGO in Nigeria
  • Experience with a wide range of donors
  • Experience with operations support management
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail and ability to multitask effectively
  • Strong communication skills and ability to represent an organization professionally
  • Sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse organization
  • Master’s Degree an added advantage

What We Offer

  • We offer extensive benefits and an attractive remuneration package
  • A culturally diverse organization that fosters teamwork and mutual support.
  • Provide equal opportunities and constantly evolving career growth.
  • An attractive amount of annual leave

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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