Research Associate - Manila

Long-term contract
Localisation Manila, Philippines
No remote
2 yrs of exp.
Posted on 07-04-2024

Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

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  • Actively liaise and communicate with the implementation partner and Principal Investigators (PIs) to ensure smooth project delivery.
  • Design and pilot test survey instruments, qualitative interview guides, and data collection strategies, in collaboration with PIs and partners.
  • Program survey instruments in SurveyCTO, following programming best practices.
  • Hire, train and manage field data collection teams, including enumerators, field coordinators and field manager.
  • Accompany the field teams during quantitative and qualitative data collection activities, to ensure compliance with research protocols and troubleshoot challenges. Expect to spend at least 50% of time in the study sites during data collection periods.
  • Conduct data quality checks on a daily basis, communicate data quality issues with the field team, make sure necessary actions are taken to address these issues on a timely manner.
  • Clean data on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct data analysis and produce dissemination materials such as presentations, final reports, evidence briefs.
  • Regularly communicate project updates to supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, social science, or a related field
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience, including experience in economics research, impact evaluations, international development
  • Advanced Stata competency
  • Experience with quantitative AND qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience managing field data collection
  • Strong professional writing skills
  • Strong client facing and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset, versatility, and ability to learn at a fast pace
  • Passion for making data-driven decisions a reality in the international development sector


  • Master’s degree in economics, public policy, social science, or a related field
  • Experience living and working in the Philippines
  • Fluency in Filipino
  • Knowledge in a randomized controlled trial