Skip to content

VACANCY: RESEARCH ASSISTANT/SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT @ IFPRI Kampala

2014 September 1
by bvancampenhout

herbertJob Title: Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

Application Deadline: September 10th, 2014 or until filled

Job Category: Research

Department: DSGD

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Appointment Duration: 1 Year

Position Type: Renewable

Recruitment Type: Local

Job Summary:

IFPRI-Kampala seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Assistant (RA) / Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to provide research, capacity strengthening, and communications support to its activities. The bulk of the activities of the (S)RA will consist of supporting activities planned in the program evaluation of Uganda’s advocacy forums (or Barazas) that have been implemented over the last years by Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the IFPRI Kampala Head of Office. The final position title will be determined based on the candidate’s level of experience.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Perform various task involving data collection, data management and data analysis using statistical software and other computer programs
• Conduct literature review and synthesis analysis
• Assist in the preparation of background papers, discussion papers, project research reports, donors reports, policy briefs and briefing notes for dissemination
• Assist senior researchers in undertaking IFPRI research programs or projects
• Assist in the internal and external communication of IFPRI-Kampala and other related activities on the baraza evaluation and outputs
• Assist with implementation of capacity strengthening activities and workshops/seminars and conference
• Perform some administrative activities related to IFPRI research programs or projects

 

Required Qualifications:
• Masters degree or equivalent in economics, social sciences, rural development, governance and public administration or related fields
• At least three years’ experience in working on agricultural and rural development, poverty reduction, , data collection and policy issues

• Previous experience with randomized control trials (RCTs) will be of immense advantage
• Strong English writing skills and experience in preparing research reports for research team(s)

• Substantial knowledge of statistical software packages such as R, and STATA
• Familiarity with development policy issues in Uganda
• Working knowledge of communication and policy research dissemination skills
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time
• Proficiency in word processing and/or typesetting software, spreadsheets and presentation software.
• Self-motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.

• Previous experience with randomized control trials (RCTs) will be of immense advantage
• Strong English writing skills and experience in preparing research reports for research team(s)

• Substantial knowledge of statistical software packages such as R, and STATA
• Familiarity with development policy issues in Uganda
• Working knowledge of communication and policy research dissemination skills
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time
• Proficiency in word processing and/or typesetting software, spreadsheets and presentation software.
• Self-motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.

 

To apply, send full CV and cover letter to: IFPRI-Kampala@CGIAR.ORG

No comments yet

Comments are closed.