Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Position: Research Associate – REPP Project
Deadline to Apply: 28th February, 2017
Start Date: March, 2017
Location: Western, Nyanza or Central Kenya
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems.
IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
About the project: The Rural Electric Power Project (“REPP”) is a research project based at UC Berkeley to study the economics of rural electrification in Kenya.
The Kenyan government recently launched the Last Mile Connectivity Project (“LMCP”), designed to provide grid connections to hundreds of thousands of households living near more than 10,000 transformers across Kenya, which has the potential to transform local economies.
In this project, we will work with our partners to explore methods to improve the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects such as the LMCP.
Our academic objective is to study issues relating to energy poverty. Therefore, the specifics of our plans may evolve as new opportunities and ideas arise.
REPP is seeking a Research Associate (“RA”) who will work closely with the project’s Senior Research Associate (“Senior RA”) or Research Coordinator (“RC”).
The RA will gain first-hand field experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. The position will be headquartered either in an office in Western, Nyanza, or Central, Kenya (or a combination) depending on future discussions with our partners.
Principal investigators are Prof. Edward Miguel, Prof. Catherine Wolfram, Ken Lee, and Susanna Berkouwer, all at UC Berkeley. The RA will be responsible for managing a field staff of 20 – 30 Kenyan nationals, and potentially more.
How to Apply
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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Research Associate-REPP Project. 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.