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Data Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)Nigeria Data and Artificial Intelligence
Full Time
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

Position Summary

  • IPA's Global Research and Data Support (GRDS) team supports IPA's research staff to conduct high-quality research around the world, through providing research resources, coding services, training programs, and more.
  • The Data Manager will be an essential member of IPA’s Global Research and Data Support (GRDS) team and will play a leading role in providing technical support to IPA’s country offices and research projects. This involves fielding support requests, managing and providing coding services, mentoring coding specialists, and liaising with country offices. The Data Manager will also lead efforts to enforce research quality standards and to publish research data.


  • Provide advanced coding services directly to projects, particularly in SurveyCTO and Stata.
  • Coordinate global requests for coding services, including building Scopes of Work and delegating tasks to other coding specialists.
  • Centrally manage global research support and troubleshooting requests.


  • Liaise with country offices, particularly to provide technical mentorship to coding specialists.
  • Enforce research quality standards through setting standards, auditing research projects, and regularly assessing offices’ technical readiness.


  • Lead research transparency efforts, including publishing datasets.
  • Contribute to research resource development as needed.
  • Provide technical support to other IPA projects, products, and initiatives as needed.
  • Undertake various other activities as directed by the supervisor as needed.


  • At least five years of work experience.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with both internal and external collaborators.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to plan resources and actions to ensure timely and efficient service delivery.
  • Ability to lead and to maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly in Excel.
  • Advanced proficiency in SurveyCTO and Stata


  • Master’s degree in economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, or equivalent.
  • Experience managing a randomized control trial.
  • Ability to work in one (or more) of the following software programs or languages: Python, R, Twilio, PowerBI, Java, SQL, VBA, GIS, GitHub.
  • Ability to work in one (or more) of the following languages: Spanish, French, Swahili

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