Commitment: 10 weeks
IPA Rwanda is working closely with Nuru Energy in Rwanda to conduct a randomized evaluation of the impact on entrepreneurs, households and individuals of Nuru Energy’s work in the country. This project will focus especially on the impacts on female entrepreneurs who work to provide electricity to users in their communities through rechargeable LED lights and Nuru Energy’s POWERCycle™. The project will also evaluate how increased electricity is used by households and what impacts, if any, this has on outcomes such as education.
The intern will be supporting this project as it begins an initial evaluation of several pricing models and the impact of these pricing models on the use of Nuru Energy’s product. The results of this initial study will be used by Nuru Energy to price their product in Rwanda. As such, this pricing model will also be used in the evaluation of Nuru Energy’s overall impact in Rwanda. The intern would assist in the implementation of this initial evaluation and would support the Research Associate in this work. This would include hiring and training enumerators, programming digital survey tools for this initial evaluation and being responsible for managing and monitoring the quality of all incoming data.
- Experience with gender-focused programs
- Experience with gender-focused impact evaluations preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
- Master’s degree preferred
- Advanced Stata skills (or other data analysis software)
- Experience with data management
- Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player
- Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
- Familiarity with randomized controlled trials is preferred
- Experience living in a developing country is a plus
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