Apply: IPA Advisor, Right-Fit Evidence

Deadline: 06 June, 2024

Location: Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is seeking to fill the position of Advisor, Right-Fit Evidence.

IPA is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.


  • Collaborate with partners through project teams to develop and strengthen their theories of change (ToCs) and plans for monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL)
  • Offer continuous technical guidance, coaching, and training to partners on various aspects of MEL, including data collection methods, survey instrument creation, data management, analysis, and evidence-based decision-making
  • Prepare and present advisory and analytical deliverables, ensuring clear and efficient communication while maintaining high standards of quality
  • Detailed quality checks on deliverables
  • Manage portions of project workplans and administration (such as note-taking, file storage, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key external stakeholders, including direct interaction with leadership staff from partner organisations
  • Successfully collaborate across IPA teams, including with country offices, policy, and research teams
  • Accompany and provide feedback on data collection design and implementation as needed, such as coaching partners on prototyping activities in the field or designing action-oriented process evaluations
  • Contribute to the development of new RFE engagements by participating in scoping meetings, designing methodologies, and crafting concept notes or proposal documents
  • Contribute to IPA impact potential through proactive reflection on lessons learned to suggest systematic improvements in current and future engagements


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, International Development, Social Science, or related fields
  • Two years minimum, of relevant work experience, which includes, for example, work in MEL, data analysis and management, consulting and project management, and research and development
  • Superior analytical, quantitative, and conceptual thinking skills
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter mindset, highly adaptable, and versatile, with strong multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20 percent of your time
  • English language fluency
  • Passion for making data-driven decisions a reality in the international development sector
  • Experience living and working in developing countries
  • Prior experience in consultancy or provision of similar professional services

To apply and for more information, click here.

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