About Us
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual with strong project management, data analysis, and staff coaching skills as a Research Manager to oversee a portfolio research projects in Tanzania. This portfolio will cover various sectors and provides an opportunity to act as a critical bridge between leading academic researchers, policymakers, and staff implementing research on the ground. He/she will join the dynamic and committed IPA-Tanzania team and contribute to the successful implementation of research projects, development of new projects and capacity building of team members. .

• Plan and supervise survey implementation, quality assurance, data cleaning, data analysis and other activities related to rigorous impact evaluation implementation
• Ensure project adherence to the research design, sampling strategy, data management, research protocols, and timelines
• Directly supervise project research staff and lead with transitions, on-boarding of new research staff, and maintaining institutional memory of project activities
• Build systems and structures to build staff capacity
• Keep the Country Director apprised of all developments on the projects within their portfolio and serve as a key link between the field team, research staff, project stakeholders, and Principal Investigators
• Oversee project financial management, including creation and monitoring of project budgets, and ensuring smooth integration of projects into IPA financial systems
• Be the point of contact for data management and analysis support for project staff by serving as the link between projects and IPA headquarters
• Manage relevant aspects of project staff payroll, project procurement, and project timelines
• Produce regular reports for donors, researchers, and other stakeholders and ensure timely submission of project deliverables
• Attend regular meetings with and manage relationships with key stakeholders
• Support in the development of new projects
• Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Skills : Not Specified

• Master’s degree in economics, international development, public policy, or a related field
• At least three years of experience in managing multiple projects with increasing responsibility
• Excellent project management, budgeting, and organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail
• Experience supervising data collection, teams of field workers, survey design and implementation and data management; background in randomized control trials preferred
• Advanced knowledge of quantitative data collection relevant to measurement and instrument development
• Advanced skills in Stata or any statistical packages and MSOffice
• Strong quantitative, budgeting, and financial management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Creativity and intellectual curiosity in experimental methods
• Ability to find quick and effective solutions to unforeseen circumstances
• Flexible, independent, self-motivating, ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work under pressure
• Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment
• Tanzania experience is preferred
• We are looking for a commitment period of at least three years for this position

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

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