BRAC International NGO Opportunity – Senior Research Associate




Organisation: BRAC International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US
BRAC, one of the largest Non-Governmental Development Organization in
the world, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty
alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization
implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health,
Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform Agriculture Research for
    development especially adoptive trials of bio-fortified pro-vitamin A rich
    OFSP and the other multivitamin rich Crops.
  • Establishing PVS trials of nutritional
    rich crops.   
  • Plan, design, compile and analyze all the
    data needed.
  • Keenly track project benefits to household
    economic and social well-being of poor people.
  • Actively collaborate with other research
    team members in BRAC and other research institutions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should possess an MSc.
    in Agronomy or in a related field from recognized institution/University.
  • At least five to seven years’ experience
    in Agriculture related research projects.
  • Past experience in data compilation and
    analysis.
  • Previous experience in experimental
    research designs.
  • Proven ability to identify priority
    actions, generate and complete work plans within short time frames.
  • Excellent communication in English both
    written and verbal.
  • Must be computer literate in most of the
    Microsoft office application required by researchers especially for data
    analysis.
  • Flexibility, resilience, a motivated
    self-starter and multi-tasker; inquisitive, transparent and enterprising
    in finding new strategies and solutions.
  • Possess the highest ethical and
    professional standards.
  • Report writing and analytical skills are a
    must.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application letters, Curriculum Vitae (including bio-data such as: Date of
birth, Education qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at
least three referees), scanned copies of academic documents, and a day time
contact number to:  hrd.uganda@brac.net or recruitment.uganda@brac.net
NB.: Only Soft Copy Applications will be
considered for Shortlist, and contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 17th April, 2015.

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