Policy Analyst – The Institute for Social Transformation (IST)

The Institute for
Social Transformation (IST) is a non- profit organization established in Uganda
in 2006 to promote use of the Training for Transformation (TfT) methodology in
English speaking countries of Eastern Africa. Its main office is based in
Ntinda, Plot 390 Kaduyu Close, Kiwatule. The Institute aims to develop:

• A new quality of community leadership in the 7 English speaking countries of
Eastern Africa (Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Tanzania
and for specific purposes, Rwanda).
• The skills, insights and abilities of teams from NGOs and community
organizations to empower local self-reliant community development efforts
• The confidence and skills of local programme leaders to work with and
challenge their governments to ensure macro and micro-economic policies that
are to the advantage of the marginalized.
The Policy Analyst
shall provide policy guidance and training for national policy inputs as part
of the vital work of the Institute for Social Transformation. The Policy
Analyst advises the institution on the relevance and efficiency of national
policy implementation as they affect the lives of ordinary people.
The Policy Analyst
examines the policy making scenario and advises on best entry points for inputs
by citizens. 
Period: One year
a) Developing the
institution framework for policy formulation, analysis and strategy;
b) Assist in the
implementation of policy analysis/decision of the institution and develop the
conceptual and methodological frameworks and detailed implementation plans for
policy decisions emanating from the institutions to external/internal parties.
c) Contribute to the
broader objectives of the institution and engage in guidance and training of
activists in critical policy analysis and constructive contribution to policy
e) Based on research
findings and sound analysis, contribute to regional/national policy discourse;
g) Perform other
tasks assigned.
a) Minimum of
Master’s degree by coursework & research in Public Policy, with a
background in Economics, Sociology, Development Studies, or Statistics from a
recognized University. Good writing and public speaking skills.
b) Recent graduates
of doctoral degrees in any of the fields mentioned in (a) above shall be added
c) Comprehensive
knowledge and ability to apply modern economic theory and methods to domestic
context and setting;
d) Proven high level
writing skills as primary author in published research papers, reviews,
articles, etc and working with large households data set;
e) A minimum of four
(4) years working experience in relevant public or private sector institutions,
three (3) of which should be in policy-oriented and research work;
f) Experience in
conducting primary, quantitative research and reviewing and analyzing secondary
research to inform policy debates and decisions in the economic planning arena;
i) Demonstrated
ability to use computer assisted software and other statistical software for
data analysis; and possess strong analytical skills;
j) Abreast with
current global, regional and national economic issues;
k) Unquestionable
integrity, self-motivation, team player, highly versatile, high-level
interpersonal skills and good communications skills and capability to work
under tight deadlines in a competitive environment.
l) should have
several years experience of policy advocacy work.
to apply:
Applications should
be submitted to: isocialtransformation32@gmail.com
Deadline: Not later
than 15th February 2011

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