BRAC Uganda Jobs – Research and Knowledge Manager

Organisation: BRAC Uganda
Duty Station: BRAC Uganda Country Office, Kampala
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme at BRAC :
Based on the understanding that the future of Africa will be determined majorly by the youth, the MasterCard Foundation has launched a scholar’s programme. BRAC will be partnering with the Foundation to implement this Programme in Uganda. The vision of the programme is to educate and develop meritorious; yet economically marginalized young people in Africa, next-generation leaders who are committed to giving back, with access to quality education, and deliver holistic financial, emotional and academic support throughout their secondary education. In Uganda, this eight year programme will extend support to 5000 scholars across the country;
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The BRAC Uganda Research and Evaluation Unit is looking for a dynamic and articulate individual to join its team as the Research and Knowledge Manager. The Research and Knowledge Manager will be primarily responsible for:
·         Developing a knowledge sharing strategy within the research unit and the BRAC Uganda office, as well as a strategy for disseminating Research Unit findings and information to a wider audience.
·         Organize and facilitate monthly research team meetings
·         Revise and edit research department reports and working papers
·         Use research department data and writings to create research previews, research summaries, technical reports, and other documents for a variety of audiences
·         Develop a communication strategy for the research department to share information with BRAC Programme Management
·         Create and maintain in-house databases of relevant material, including completed and on-going BRAC Uganda research projects and external data such as journal articles or Uganda Bureau of Statistics data
·         Promote inter-project best practices and take a lead in sharing best practices with projects through formal and informal training opportunities
·         Develop and maintain the research department’s web presence
·         Develop a communication strategy for the research department to share findings with a variety of outside audiences
·         Liaise with other development and research institutions to foster collaboration in on-going and potential projects
·         Present research findings and projects at a variety of public forums, including to non-research focused audiences
·         Assist with data analysis on various research projects, when necessary and time allowing
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Minimum Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, or related discipline
·         At least 5 years of work experience in a research capacity or with a development organization
·         Proven track record of excellent written pieces in popular media
·         Advanced written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences and purposes including blogs, academic journals, print media, etc.
·         Microsoft Office proficiency and some experience with data analysis software such as Nvivo or STATA
·         Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
·         Experience managing complex projects.
Age limit: candidates between the ages of 30-45 will be given preference.
How to Apply:
Note: Ugandan national females are encouraged to apply in all the positions, and will be prioritized, also, those who had applied before need not to apply for positions re-advertised.
Interested candidates should send their applications together with their CV, 2 Colored passport size photographs, and Recommendation letter from LC 1, Photocopies of Educational certificates and transcripts, to
The Human Resource Department,
BRAC Uganda,
Busingiri zone in Nyanama off Entebbe Road,
P O Box 31817
Clock Tower Kampala
NB: Please indicate your day time telephone contacts and title of the post on the left side top part of the envelope.
Deadline: 21st February, 2013
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