Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a Research Associate to manage a study that investigates whether inter-dialogues can help resolve the endemic farmer-
herder conflicts in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. The study will be implemented in three states : Plateau, Benue, and Nasarawa.
The Principal Investigators are Oeindrila Dube (University of Chicago), Soeren Henn (IPA / University of Chicago) and James Robinson (University of Chicago).
The Research Associate will work closely with the Senior Research Manager, Principal Investigators, and other IPA country office staff to oversee all aspects of the research study.
The Research Associate will be based either in Jos or in Abuja, with frequent travel to communities included in the study in Plateau, Benue, and Nasarawa.
This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain extensive hands on experience in a field setting and to have significant management responsibility in a vibrant organization undertaking cutting edge development research.
Key areas of involvement will include : designing survey questionnaires, recruiting, training and managing survey teams, designing and supervising logistics for the field activities, cleaning and analyzing survey data, assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, and liaising with key government and nongovernmental stakeholders.
The work will develop your analytical and management skills and require your full commitment in a challenging environment.
Throughout the life of the project, the Research Associate will be expected to carry out the following activities :
translation of the survey into applicable local languages.
correct the errors of staff iteratively to ensure the data is of the highest quality.