Intern at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Organization: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Project Name: Right Fit Evidence (RFE)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager, Right-Fit Evidence

Duration: 9-12 Weeks

Eligibility: Position open to persons eligible to work in Uganda

Start Date: 7th May 2024

About Us: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. In close partnership with decision-makers—policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world—IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. We also mobilize and support these decision-makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

About the Unit: 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.

Job Summary: We are seeking a graduate-level intern to work on various engagements globally. If you are excited about getting directly involved in helping partners figure out how to use data to improve their work, we welcome your application. 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Intern 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 training for clients, writing reports and briefs, reviewing client MEL documents and plans, undertaking literature reviews, and supporting RFE’s strategic objectives. The specific duties will depend on the skill sets of successful candidates and the needs at the time when the intern joins. The following are illustrative of the types of projects successful candidates may work on:

  • Evaluation advisory for an organization supporting smallholder farmers in East Africa.
  • Facilitating a community of practice around monitoring, evaluation, and learning for organizations working on play-based education.
  • Supporting an EdTech organization in iterating and refining a new service.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation advisory for a systems change project aimed at transforming the way education stakeholders interact with evidence.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree or current enrollment in a Master’s program preferred.
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in any of the following: management consulting, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, policymaking, or 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 the country of application (in this case, Uganda).


  • Previous work experience in a developing country.
  • Previous exposure to international development work.

The minimum internship period is 9 weeks and can last for up to 12 weeks.

How to Apply: All qualified candidates should apply online at the link provided below:

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