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22 April, 2021
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Field Supervisors

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluate and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to  improve opportunities for the world’s poor.The Parental Nudges Project (PNP) is a household-level intervention designed to improve school-aged children’s outcomes by engaging parents in their children’s learning. The intervention involved text messages being sent to caregivers in simple English with behavioral “nudges” around engaging with children’s learning generally and during remote learning across grades and ages. The PNP is developed collaboratively by research teams from the University of Pennsylvania, Imperial College London as well as in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action and Movva Technologies. The PNP is being conducted in 16 districts/municipalities across the 5 northern regions (Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East, and Upper West) of Ghana.The study will be carried out in 250 communities, reaching 2,500 households (2500 caregivers and 5000 students). The geographic focus will be in the Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East, and Upper West Regions. The project will conduct a midline survey for assessment across the 5 regions in the northern part of Ghana.IPA is looking to recruit field supervisors on a short-term contract of about 2 months to carry out the Midline Survey on the PNP.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above field position to work on the PNP.

Field Supervisors, Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) Study

  • Location: Greater Accra and Central Region
  • Deadline to apply: 28th April 2021
  • Duration: About 2 months.
  • Desired start date: 3rd May, 2021
  • Language requirement: English, Twi, Ewe, Ga-Dangme, and Hausa
  • Job Code: QP4G-FUPIV-FS-21
  • Reports to: Research Associate

  • Project Summary
    The Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) Study is a study being conducted by IPA, Ghana in partnership with researchers at New York University, University of Pennsylvania in the USA, and Imperial College London in the UK. The study seeks to examine the long-term impact of a cost-effective, scalable model of transformational training on children learning outcomes. The QP4G Study also aims to examine how the intervention affects parents’ perceptions of early childhood and parent-child interactions. IPA will be conducting the follow-up survey in selected districts in the Greater Accra and Central Regions of Ghana.

    IPA is looking to recruit Field Supervisors on a short-term contract of about 2 months to carry out the follow-up survey on the QP4G study.
    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above field position to work on the QP4G study.

    Job description
    The Field Supervisor (FS) shall manage multiple teams of surveyors.


  • Adhere to all IPA survey protocols;
  • Adhere to all covid-19 protocols outlined by the Ghana Health Service.
  • Supervise multiple field teams and Team Leaders;
  • Organize overall field logistics;
  • Contact the IPA Research Associate at any time with questions or concerns;
  • Coordinate field work, manage field team expenses, communicate with the project management team;
  • Ensure that field teams adhere to IPA protocols and meet their contractual obligations
  • Accompany surveyors; conduct random, spot checks and run high frequency checks on collected data
  • Ensure survey equipment is managed appropriately by field teams
  • Assist with the preparation of daily work plans
  • Be responsible for maintaining good relations with IPA, partner organizations, project participants
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her.
  • Requirements
    • Must have Higher National Diploma (HND), first degree or its equivalent from a reputable institution with at least one-year field/data collection experience
    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • Should be fluent and able to translate questionnaire in any of the following languages: Twi, Ewe, Ga- Dangme, and Hausa.
    • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.
    • Must be good at using Microsoft office; Excel, word, power point.
    • Must be willing to travel within assigned districts
    • Should be familiar with Computer Assisted Interview (CAI) or keen to learn
    • Familiarity with administering questionnaires using SurveyCTO is an advantage;
    • Should be willing to travel and work in remote communities within the above-mentioned regions
    • Must have leadership skills experience in similar roles with IPA or similar non-IPA projects
    • Note: Trainees who perform best at the surveyor training will be considered for auditor position.
    • Education: HND / Degree
    Valid Till
    28 Apr, 2021

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