Sunday, May 1, 2016

Research Analyst Job - ImpactMatters


Research Analyst - ImpactMatters

ImpactMatters is changing how other nonprofits and their funders use and create evidence to achieve their missions. We conduct “impact audits”, short-term engagements with two objectives: to guide nonprofits in strengthening their use and creation of evidence and to certify to donors that an organization is appropriately evidence-based.

ImpactMatters seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Analyst, based in New Haven, Connecticut. Our Research Analysts conduct all aspects of a nonprofit impact audit, including pre-engagement literature review and organization selection, organization engagement and communication, analysis of internal data and documents, assessment of audit criteria, final audit production, and post-audit follow up work with the organization. Our Research Analysts play an instrumental role in sourcing, analyzing, and ultimately recommending organizations that are effective and deserve donor support.

We are looking for motivated self-starters, excited about working to launch a new organization and develop a vital tool for the social sector.
Responsibilities

Conducting literature reviews and other evidence assessments
Finding and evaluating organizations for participation
Engaging with organizations and maintaining communication with senior staff on the status and progress of the audit
Analyzing public and internal documents, data, and other information on the organization’s use and production of evidence
Assessing the organization against audit criteria
Developing final audit documents and debriefing organization staff
Contributing to the development of impact audit standards and processes
Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
Self-motivating, flexible, efficient, and a team player
Excellent management, organizational and quantitative skills
English fluency and excellent communication skills
Two-year commitment with willingness to travel
Application Instructions

To apply, please click here.

Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Research Analyst - ImpactMatters”. Most applications for research positions require you to include at minimum two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.

Note that you are able to submit your application before your references complete their recommendation letters; however, you must include their contact information before submitting your application.

Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216.

IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported to IPA.
About IPA


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.
Disclaimers


Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the specified position. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs@poverty-action.org.

** Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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