Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Project Associates / Project Coordinators Jobs in Western Kenya

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project
Position: Project Associate / Project Coordinator (Multiple Positions) 
Deadline to Apply: July 23rd, 2012 
Start Date: Immediately 
Location: Western Kenya 
Eligibility: This position is open to all applicants 
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Project Associate / Project Coordinator for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project. 
Currently in the second year of a five-year study, WASH Benefits is collecting rigorous evidence on the health impacts of improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices, alongside improved nutrition in rural Kenya.
Low-cost technologies and behavior change communications strategies are being implemented to promote drinking water treatment, good sanitation practices, and hand washing with soap. 
The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. 
This position is located in Western Kenya, and the principal investigators are Clair Null and Michael Kremer. 
The Project Associate / Project Coordinator will work closely with academic researchers and field staff to perform a variety of tasks including ,but not limited to 
  • sophisticated logistic planning
  • assisting with project design
  • designing survey questionnaires
  • conducting focus groups 
  • running pilot exercises
  • introducing project to and negotiating with government officials
  • managing survey teams
  • checking and analyzing data
  • cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis
  • assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos financial accounting, HR and various administrative tasks.
The WASH Benefits project will be spread over are natively large geographic area, so willingness to travel and ability to organize a large project will be essential. 
The Project Associate / Project Coordinator will be based in Bungoma or Kakamega. 
Qualifications and Experience: Required:
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Nutrition, Economics, or Social Science.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Knowledge of STATA or other data analysis software such as SPSS, EpiInfo, SAS, etc
  • Fluency in English; advantage if fluency in Swahili
  • Experience working on or studying WASH issues in developing countries ( particularly sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials
  • Experience managing filed staff
If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions below:
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 
Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to, or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya. 
If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “PROJECT  ASSOCIATE/COORDINATOR.”REF NO: WB-2012-07-01. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Project Associate /Coordinator. 
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. 
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