Associate position at Innovations for Poverty Action (rolling applications; for recent grads)

poverty_action_logoAnna Cash ’11 wrote to tell us about about this job opening, based in New Haven, which would be a good fit for recent grads. She says: “I’m writing because we are looking to fill my position as I’m leaving IPA mid-December (and heading to Brazil mid-Jan). Details are below — would appreciate if you can circulate this, or reach out to any recent grads who might be a good fit.”

More about Innovations for Poverty Action and the position:

IPA is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in New York, NY, Washington, D.C. and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.


Julia Marin, Wayne Ng, Anna Cash, and Raghu Appasani at the Unite for Sight Social Entrepreneurship Institute, December 2012.

The core function of this role is to provide support for a three-phase information-gathering project to increase understanding of whether programs that are designed to build the financial capability of economically vulnerable consumers have positive outcomes for consumers. The project is currently in the randomized control trial phase, and entails conducting research activities including overseeing ongoing administrative data collection and endline survey work, and conducting data analysis in support of an evaluation with a St. Louis-based credit union. The role also involves assisting in developing and implementing new strategies for Initiative growth. These efforts include supporting initiative management on donor research, partner outreach, and grantwriting; communications in traditional and social media; and researcher support.

For duties, qualifications, and application instructions, click here.