Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Innovations for Poverty Action’s Right-Fit Evidence (RFE) Unit is seeking a Senior Associate to join our growing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) 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 MEL systems. The Senior Associate will help develop and work on MEL advisory engagements across our country offices and program sectors based on need and areas of interest. The position is based in New York (or possibly Washington, DC), with roughly 30-40% travel to various IPA country offices. The position will report directly to the Director of the Right-Fit Evidence Unit Director, although on some specific projects the Senior Associate will work under an Engagement Manager.
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.
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 (MEL) systems of their own, 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 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 Senior Associate will work on a portfolio of advisory projects with NGOs, social businesses or funders, in some cases with a lead role. This position is a unique opportunity to combine impactful work, intellectual challenge and a wide exposure to various sub-sectors and organizations in international development. All of this in a dynamic and growing team offering real prospects for professional growth.