1.0 Background

The Institute of Policy analysis and Research (IPAR –Rwanda) is an indigenous, independent, not-for-profit Rwandan Institution. IPAR seeks to enhance evidence based policy making by conducting timely, relevant, high-quality, policy-oriented analysis and research. It also promotes a culture of debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda.
As part of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 3 years funded project “Providing Timely Evidence to Facilitate the Socio-Economic Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in Rwanda”, IPAR-RWANDA is hiring 10 full-time qualified and experienced Research Assistants (RAs) to facilitate in Data collection (survey) and preliminary data analysis.

2.0 Description of the task

The RAs will work under direct supervision of the IPAR component leader. IPAR will be responsible to monitor the survey and analysis work. The task of RAs will be to :

i. Participate in the training programmes to be organized for RAs by IPAR and its partners ;
ii. Participate in pre-testing of questionnaire together with IPAR Team ;
iii. Provide feedback in revising the questionnaire following the pre-testing results ;
iv. Conduct the field survey under the supervision of IPAR component leader.
v. Clean data
vi. Conduct preliminary data analysis
vii. Organize appropriate forums for disseminating the analysis/research information to policy makers and other stakeholders.
viii. Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Research from time to time.

The RAs will be hired for an initial period of 3 months with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance.

3.0 Reporting Structure

The Research Assistants be reporting directly to the Director of research at IPAR-RWANDA

4.0 Job requirements and competences

a) Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Political Science, or related disciplines ; A master’s degree is a plus
b) Experience in data collection and analysis will be an added advantage, Knowledge of IPAR’s procedure is a plus
c) Sound and current knowledge of Microsoft office,
d) Experience with statistical software, especially Stata is a plus
e) Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter at before 23/09/2020 at 05:00 PM.

Done at Kigali, 09/09/2020

Executive Director