Child Assessors


Company Innovations f...
Category Science/Resea...
Location Accra
Job Status Fixed term (R...
Salary GH¢ 
Education University de...
Experience 1 year
Job Expires Jan 20, 2017
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Company Profile

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

CHILD ASSESSORS, Project Name: Quality Preschool for Ghana

  • Reports to: Team Leader
  • Work Location: Greater Accra Region
  • Duration: Maximum two months
  • Application deadline: January 20, 2017
  • Job Code: CA-QP4G-11122016


Project Overview
The Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) Study is a study being conducted by IPA, Ghana in partnership with researchers at New York University in the United States. The project aims to develop a cost-effective, scalable model of transformational training that would produce significant behaviour change in the largely untrained kindergarten teacher workforce. The participating municipals are La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal, Ga Central Municipal, Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal, Adentan Municipal, Ga South Municipal, and Ga East Municipal in the Greater Accra Region. IPA will be conducting the endline survey for the QP4G Study in February 2017.

IPA would like to recruit Child Assessors to form part of the QP4G project team.

Job Description
The QP4G Child Assessor is responsible for conducting learning assessments for kindergarten children in selected schools.

As part of the responsibilities, the Child Assessor will: 

  • Conduct direct child learning assessments in line with IPA/QP4G survey protocols. 
  • Ensure that child learning assessments are conducted in an ethical, honest, rigorous and child-friendly manner;
  • Maintains confidentiality of data gathered;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Field Manager or Research Associate.

Required Skills or Experience

The Child Assessor must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • A University degree in Social Science, Statistics, Economics or in any related field;
  • At least six months of experience in school-based data collection;
  • Experience in IPA survey activities and QP4G direct child assessments;
  • Experience in working with Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI);
  • Strong good interpersonal skills for teamwork;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Must be smart and be able to perform multiple child-specific tasks simultaneously; 
  • Demonstrate patience and understanding in dealing with young children;
  • Residency in any one of the project municipals.

How To Apply

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