Intern: Right Fit Evidence - Innovations for Poverty Action

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Intern: Right Fit Evidence - Innovations for Poverty Action

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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 evaluates 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.

Job Description

  • Reports to: Right Fit Evidence Manager
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Length of Commitment: 3 months
  • Desired start date: May 2024
  • Deadline to apply: 16th April 2024

Innovations for Poverty Action’s Right-Fit Evidence Unit (RFE) is an advisory team helping organizations make learning-oriented monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) a reality in the development sector. We have helped many of the world’s most impactful implementers, funders, and government agencies deepen their impact by finding the right-fit with their data and evidence.

Position Summary

We are seeking graduate-level interns to work on various engagements in Ghana and globally. If you are excited about getting directly involved in helping partners figure out how to use data to improve their work, we welcome you to apply. You are likely to gain significant exposure to various organizations in a very short period, as well as become involved in frontier thinking in MEL.

This role also offers a unique opportunity to leverage and strengthen your structured problem-solving skills, as well as to develop strong analytical and conceptual capabilities, highly sought-after skills for all careers.

Interns will likely work on 1-2 projects, as well as some of RFE's internal strategic work.



Tasks may involve:

  • Preparation and facilitation of workshops or trainings for clients.
  • Write-up of reports and briefs.
  • Review of client MEL documents and plans.
  • Undertaking literature reviews and supporting RFE's strategic objectives.

NB: The specific duties will depend on the skillsets of successful candidates and the needs at the time when interns join.

The following are illustrative of the types of projects successful candidates may work on:

  • Supporting government agencies by providing targeted MEL training.
  • Supporting an EdTech organization in iterating and refining a new service.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation advisory for the scale up of education programs in Ghana.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. We would typically expect student interns would be in the middle of or have completed a Masters Degree.
  • Two years of relevant professional experience in any of the following: management consulting, MEL, policymaking, research.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including fluency in English.
  • Ability to present information in a structured way, both orally and in writing.
  • Flexibility, self-motivation, ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and collaborate effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Interested in pursuing a career focused on evidence within the field of International Development.
  • Open only to applicants with eligibility to work in Ghana.
  • The minimum internship period is 9 weeks and can last for up to 12 weeks. Candidates should be available to start their internship around May 2024



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