Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Innovations for Poverty Action’s Right-Fit Evidence (RFE) Unit is seeking a M&E Associate to join our growing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) advisory practice. The RFE Unit is a global team at IPA which advises NGOs, social businesses, funders and governments on how to develop and implement adaptive and cost-effective M&E systems. The M&E Associate will help develop and work on M&E advisory engagements across our country offices and program sectors based on need and areas of interest. The position is based in New York, with roughly 30-40% travel to various IPA country offices. The position will report to the Senior M&E Engagement Manager in New York.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a global research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. As its core business, 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. IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations across sectors, learning both whether programs work, and how they can work better.
Complementing this core business, the Right-Fit Evidence Unit at IPA is a new effort aimed at helping organizations build strong and tailored Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions. In close collaboration with IPA’s sector programs and country office teams worldwide, the unit provides consulting and direct services to implementers, donors, and governments, with the goal of helping them figure out what reliable data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost-effective way, and how to make the promise of data-informed programmatic decisions a reality.
The M&E Associate will have the unique opportunity to take part in developing the core approaches and methodologies of the RFE Unit as it grows, setting the foundation for its ambitious growth and influence agenda within the development sector. While relevant experience is a plus, this entry-level role is also suitable for a recent college graduate with very strong academic credentials.
Preferred additional qualifications: