Senior Research Fellow – Macroeconomics Jobs at Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

Organization: Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About EPRC:
The Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC) is Uganda’s leading economics research
institution. Its mandate is to provide research and other forms of analytical
support to Uganda’s development process. The Centre recently rebranded with the
intention to consolidate its relevance ad effectiveness in performing its
mandate by capitalizing on its national expertise to upscale its research and
policy influence activities within the region. EPRC uses resources from
Government of Uganda and Think Tank Initiative (TTI) under the International
Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform empirical analysis of macro issues
Actively engage in commissioned work for and on
behalf of the Centre
Based on research findings and sound analysis,
contribute to national policy discourse
Guide research and capacity building activities of
Research Fellows and Research Analysts
Mentor and train Research Fellows and Research
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The candidate should possess an extensive academic
background with a Ph.D. in Economics or any related area in economics (by
coursework and research), and master’s degree with a strong bias in macroeconomics
from a reputable University
At least three (3) years of postdoctoral research
work experience
Significant experience of successful management and
leadership of a research team working on large research projects
Detailed working knowledge of, and ability to apply
modern macro-economic theory and methods
Possess excellent analytical skills in macroeconomic
The candidate should be abreast with current global
and national economic issues
Excellent writing and presentation skills
Possess skills in writing proposals and grant
applications to solicit funds from various development partners to support the
Centre’s activities
Professional experience of working in reputable
research institutions
Proven high level writing skills as primary author in
published research papers, review etc.
Strong training background in theory and methods of
economic analysis
High-level interpersonal skills and good
communication skills
Self-motivation and capability to work under tight
deadlines in a competitive environment
Evidence of publication of own written articles in
either local or international journals
Proven ability to use STATA, EViews, GAMS or GAUSS
for data analysis
Unquestionable degree of personal integrity
Age: 35 – 55 years
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications, including detailed curriculum vitae; names and
addresses of three (3) referees (at least one of whom must be a current/ former
employer), and photocopies of credentials to this E-mail address:
Deadline: Friday 16th October 2015 by
4:00 p.m
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