Uganda: Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow

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Organization: BRAC
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 05 May 2018

Career with BRAC International

BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalysing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In January 2017, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the second consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

Job Location: IERC Uganda Office

Key Responsibilities:

· Serve research and evaluation needs of IERC, especially in the areas where BI works including financial inclusion, poverty, health, education, agriculture and empowerment of women and the adolescents.

· Initiate new research projects and ensure financial sustainability of IERC.

· Oversee and lead the portfolio of various research projects of IERC.

· Ensure that the research projects are being carried out within the relevant policies and procedures of the organization.

· Enhance the credentials of IERC as a centre of excellence through publication and dissemination of research outputs in peer reviewed journals and international conferences

· Initiate new projects, mobilize resources and build relationships with BI programmes as well as external research partners.

· Oversee 10 to 15 concurrent research projects in all BRAC International countries.

· Ensure project adherence in the field to general research design, sample selection, data collection, management and analysis, and overall project management.

· Contribute and supervise data analysis, preparation of reports and writing articles for peer reviewed journals.

· Oversee project financial management.

· Work with relevant departments to ensure sound human resource development and operational management of projects.

· Promote inter-project best practices and take a lead in sharing best practices with projects through periodical meetings and training opportunities.

· Attend meetings with development organizations, universities, and government officials.

· Support the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to academic and non-academic audiences.

· Maintain effective communication between BRAC International, Country Representative and Programme Managers for all developments on the research projects.

Educational Requirements:

· Possess postgraduate degree, preferably PhD Major in Economics, Behavioural economics, agricultural economics, development economics, development studies, Statistics, rural development, or any other related field.

Required Competencies:

· Excellent demonstrated skills in quantitative techniques, especially in advanced evaluation methods (e.g., RCTs, etc.), but at the same time ability to combine quantitative and participatory research methods.

· Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to write reports and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals.

· Excellent demonstrated ability to coordinate with other important organizations

· Strong written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in oral and written English.

· Strong budgeting and financial management skills.

· Ability to identify relevant partners, maintain existing relations, and build new linkages and relationships and effectively facilitate stakeholder processes on issues of BI interest

Experience Requirements:

· At least 5 years of experience in conducting social science or development economics field research. Experience in multiple countries is strongly preferred.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates please email resume with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 20/18 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: May 5, 2018

Women are encouraged to apply

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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