UNMEB Career Jobs – Research Officer

Organization: Uganda
Nurses and Midwives Board (UNMEB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Secretary
Ref: UNMEB/HRM/EO/005/15
About UNMEB:
Uganda Nurses and Midwives
Board (UNMEB) aims to become a reputable & efficient Examination Board for
Nurses and Midwives. Their vision is to conduct quality examinations &
Award credible certificates in Nursing & Midwifery profession so as to
improve the human resource for health.
Job Summary: The Research Officer will mainly develop
and implement a research agenda for the Board in line with the core functions
of the Board.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of planning and conducting validation studies;
  • Carry
    out studies in comparability of standards;
  • Plan
    and conduct standard setting and maintenance;
  • Plan
    and conduct grading’ systems.
  • Plan
    and conduct alternative assessment strategies;
  • The
    Research Officer will be tasked to evaluate functioning of established
    systems with view to improving the assessment system;
  • Conduct
    research and compile results from research studies;
  • In
    charge of publishing all research findings;
  • Arrange
    for and disseminate key research findings to stakeholders;
  • Design,
    develop and archive research reports including annual reports of the
    Board;
  • Conduct
    any other research as may be directed by the relevant Committee of the
    Board in the interest of the improvement of Board performance;
  • Attend
    Awards and generate statistics for grading including grade boundaries;
  • Perform
    any other duty as assigned the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the Research Officer vacancy should hold an Honors
    Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social
    Administration. Possession of a Post graduate training/qualification in
    Statistics/or Data Analysis using STATA (9-10), SPSS, EPI-DATA and other
    relevant Data Analysis packages is an added advantage.
  • At
    least two (2) years’ experience in a research related field with
    government or reputable organization will be an added advantage.
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and
    PowerPoint programs.
Core Competencies: Confidentiality, professionalism, efficiency,
effectiveness and teamwork.
Age: Between 25 -40
Years
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their hand written applications to
the Executive Secretary, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board, Plot 52
(B) & (C) Ntinda II Road Naguru, P.O. Box 3513, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: The
complete applications should bear the title of the post as well as the
Reference Number (Check at the Top of this Advert) specified against the
vacancy, attaching detailed Curriculum Vitae with day time telephone contacts
and three referees. Applicants should attach a set of 3 photocopies of their
certificates and 3 Passport size photographs.
Deadline: 9th February, 2015 by 5:00 PM

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