Job at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): 10 Positions available for Research Nurse (25 July 2017)

Job at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): 10 Positions available for Research Nurse (25 July 2017)

Job at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): 10 Positions available for Research Nurse (25 July 2017)

Research Nurses, GiveHealth Project, at IPA, Kigali, Rwanda Kigali

Location: Kayonza & Nyabihu districts
Desired Start Date: July 31, 2017
Reports to: Senior Field Manager
Positions: 10
Length of Commitment: July 31, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Organizational information

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in 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.

Project Description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA-Rwanda) in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and GiveDirectly seeks to evaluate the cost effectiveness of two programs: an Integrated Nutrition and Wash Activity (INWA) and a Household Grant Program to improve the health and economic outcomes of households (Ubudehe I) with young (age below five) children at risk of poor growth outcomes for villages enrolled in the study from two districts: Kayonza and Nyabihu.

Position Summary

The Research Nurse position provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands‐on experience in a field setting with a vibrant organization undertaking cutting‐edge development research. The Research Nurse will work closely with the research staff and field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

• Conduct interviews to research participants in the field, chosen by the IPA Field Manager and/ or Research Associate;

• Take blood samples from participants and performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support the study;

• Be willing to work in rural areas and stay overnight, for 5 days in a week.

• Adhere to all IPA survey and data protocols;

• Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her, such as, but not limited to, testing the questionnaire and making arrangements for his/her interviews;

• Be responsible for maintaining good relations with IPA, its employees, partner organizations and project participants;

• Take care of sensitive equipment through the fieldwork;

• Advise wherever applicable on referral of cases to closest health facility

• Transmit data collected to her/his Supervisor on a daily basis.


A successful Research Nurse is detail-oriented and has excellent organizational skills and will be committed to our high standards of data quality.

The position requires strong leadership and communication skills. In addition, the following qualifications and experience are desired:

• Holds at least an A1 Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery or Laboratory from a recognized institution;

• At least 2 years of experience working on qualitative and quantitative data collection specifically in clinical studies will be an added advantage. Having worked on Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) will be considered as an advantage;

• Prior experience with Computer Assisted Interviewing (specifically Survey CTO), is preferred;

• In addition to English, written and spoken fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential;

• Ability to maintain confidentiality;

• Strong communications skills.

• Interest in travelling and passion for poverty-related research.

How to apply:

Please click on the following link to apply for this job position and follow the instructions:

Start date is July 31, 2017. Salary is based on experience.


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