Enumerator Position Innovations for Poverty Action (Rwanda)

Location: Kigali and nationwide field sites, Rwanda
Reports to: Field Manager
Length of Commitment: Various
Application deadline: 15 /09 /2017 (Education P4P)
Application deadline: 29/09/2017 (Huguka Dukore)
Application deadline: 15/10/2017 (Irrigation)
No of positions: 260

Organizational information

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide.

IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

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.

Position Summary

The Enumerator position provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands‐on experience in a field setting with a vibrant organization undertaking cutting‐edge development research.

The Enumerator will play a critical role in planning and carrying out data collection. The Enumerator will work closely with the research staff and field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Conduct interviews to research participants in the field;
  • Adhere to all IPA survey and data protocols;
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her, such as, but not limited to, testing the questionnaire and make arrangements for his/her interviews;
  • Be responsible for maintaining good relations with IPA, its employees, partner organizations and project participants;
  • Keep track of expenses;
  • Transmit data collected to her/his coordinator on a daily basis;

Qualifications

The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields:

•Agriculture/agribusiness/agricultural economics, Economics, Environmental studies, Statistics, Management, Finance, Health, Accounting, Software engineering, Education, Psychology, Sociology, IT and other related fields with at least one (1) year of field/data collection experience;

•Must have practical knowledge of MS Office; should be familiar with computer assisted interviews and have the ability to use electronic devices, i.e. tablets or smartphones;

•In addition to English, written and spoken fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential.

•Extensive knowledge of quantitative data collection; a passion for learning best practices and innovations is desired;

•Having worked with IPA in the past is an added advantage.

Specific needs


Education P4P Endline

Skilled and intrinsically motivated personnel are central to state capacity, yet the capability to recruit, elicit effort from, and retain this profile of civil servants remains a challenge in many developing countries.

In this project, we ask whether performance contracts for teachers in Rwanda can affect not only the effort provided by existing teachers, but also the composition of teachers.

Using a two-tiered randomized, controlled trial that distinguishes compositional effects from effort responses of individual teachers, we evaluate the impacts of a pay-for-performance contract relative to a fixed-wage contract on applications to teaching positions, learning outcomes, and teacher retention. Results from this study will provide the first developing-country experimental evidence of the effects of performance pay on selection into the civil service, and will shed light on the possible tradeoffs between skill and intrinsic motivation underlying these compositional effects.

Date of employment: September 25, 2017


Huguka Dukore Baseline

The study is a benchmarking study between a youth empowerment training program and an unconditional cash transfer.

The partners on this study are Educational Development Center and Give Directly. Having worked in the field on a youth employment program with respondents tracking component will be an advantage.

Date of employment: Mid October 2017


Irrigation Baseline new sites

Impacts and sustainability of hillside irrigation in Rwanda

Innovations for Poverty Action, in close collaboration Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) unit at the World Bank group, will be conducting an Impact Evaluation of 3 irrigation schemes built in Rwanda by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources as part of Land and Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) project.

The Field Supervisors will play a critical role in conducting this Impact Evaluation in the data collection. The project is being implemented within three districts (Karongi, Nyanza and Huye, Rwamagana and other rural areas) in the country and will be collecting data from farmers about their households and their plots’ inputs and yields.

Date of employment: Early November 2017


How to apply

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NB: Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

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