Research Projects Development Intern Vacancy at IPA


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Research Projects Development Intern Vacancy at IPA

.        JOB TITLE: Research Projects Development Intern

Position Summary

IPA Tanzania is looking to hire an intern to support research project development efforts at the country office. The intern will work closely with the Associate Research Manager and Senior Research Manager tosupport the project development activities.

At IPA we are committed to improving lives through research and evidence. We are proud to welcome interns to help support our mission. This internship program is an opportunity for students like you to gain hands-on professional experience in a truly global organization. In addition to gaining real world experience, you will be exposed to several of IPA’s teams and be able to take advantage of tailored training and development opportunities. As an intern on the Project Development team, here are some projects and activities that you can look forward to:


  1. 1. Assisting in the development of research project plans, including defining project scope, objectives, timelines, and resource requirements.
  2. 2. Developing robust sector literature reviews and notes through desk research such as environment, education, financial inclusion, etc.
  3. 3. Exploring new research topics, which could involve fieldwork and meetings with stakeholders.
  4. 4. Developing technical narratives and budgets for grant proposals.
  5. 5. Supporting the administrative and organizational functions of the PD team, including entering records into Salesforce, tracking the status of proposals, finding new funding opportunities, researching donors, taking notes at meetings, and developing new tools/systems for a more efficient workflow.
  1. 6. Meet with researchers and support in communication/scheduling.
  2. 7. As opportunities arise, engage in fieldwork for data collection and enhance proficiency in Stata and SurveyCTO.
  3. 8. Attend all regular country office staff meetings and trainings.



  1. 1. Candidates must be a master’s student and have an undergraduate degree in economics, social science, public policy, international development, or other related fields.
  2. 2. Displays proactive behavior, resourcefulness, and attention to detail, along with strong organizational skills – Demonstrates the capacity to work independently.
  3. 3. Ability to review and assess one’s own work while effectively addressing constructive criticis
  4. 4. Eager to acquire knowledge and gain exposure within a dynamic organizational environment.
  5. 5. Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.

Reports to

Associate Research Manager


Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

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