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Job Vacancy For Survey Coordinator At Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) – (Accra / Tamale)

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA),Accra and Tamale,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,28 Feb-2013};

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating, and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide. IPA specializes in using randomized impact evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development programs.

Job Summary:

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Survey  Coordinator for IPA Ghana based in the southern part of Ghana with frequent travel to remote satellite offices, Tamale, Kumasi and other parts of Ghana.

The Survey Coordinator will assist the research staff in the country by supporting data collection activities, training staff in IPA research protocols and collecting best practices from IPA offices worldwide, maintaining IPA Ghana databases and acting as a resource person for IPA Ghana project teams.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain extensive hands?on experience in a field setting, and to have significant management responsibility in a young and vibrant organization undertaking cutting?edge development research.

The Survey Coordinator will work closely with the research staff to design and execute survey plans: In particular the Survey Coordinator will;

•  Help project teams with hiring, training of survey teams, piloting of surveys, monitoring data collection and establishing appropriate back checking, editing and tracking systems.
•  Provide relevant inputs on local context and promote cross project learning;
•  Serve as the resource person for IPA Ghana project teams.
•  Monitor and evaluate IPA Ghana projects making sure projects know and follow IPA protocols.
•  Manage the IPA Ghana Library.
•  Develop surveyor training plans together with project teams and participate in the surveyor trainings.
•  Work closely with the Research staff to assist in the quality control of data collection, with particular focus on data collection monitoring in the design and execution of the survey plan
•  Maintain the IPA Ghana Surveyor and Monitoring and Evaluation databases as well as other useful data collection contacts and resources.
•  Collect best practices from IPA offices worldwide and help implement them in IPA Ghana.
•  Send out quarterly newsletters on major research topics to all IPA Ghana research staff.
•  Lead the quest to improve IPA Ghana research methods.

This position is expected to be based in Accra with travel up to 65 percent of the time.
The Survey Coordinator will report to the IPA Country Director and the relevant Research Staff.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  At least 2 years of experience working on qualitative and quantitative data collection at a management level is necessary.
•  Extensive knowledge of quantitative data collection and a passion for learning best practices and innovations.
•  In addition to English, knowledge of Twi and at least one other local language is required. Ability to write in a local language is preferred.
•  Familiarity and experience working with Microsoft Office tools is necessary.
•  Familiarity and prior experience working in several parts of the country is preferred.
•  A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Management, Social work, Demography or Development studies is preferred.
•  Strong organizational and management skills.
•  Strong communications skills.
•  Interest in travelling and passion for poverty related research.
•  Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work effectively as part of a team

IPA Ghana is looking for someone who is detail-oriented and has excellent organizational skills and who will be committed to our high standards of data quality. The position requires a candidate with strong leadership, networking, management, and communication skills.

Location: Accra/Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to:


Closing Date: 28 February 2013

with the subject line “Survey Coordinator Ghana”. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview