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Senior Research Fellow-Trade & Regional Integration Job Opportunity – Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

Organization: Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Research Fellow
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:
·        
Carry out empirical trade and/or regional integration
policy research and analysis
·        
Engage in commissioned work for and on behalf of the
Centre
·        
Based on research findings and sound analysis,
contribute to national policy discourse
·        
Take part in national trade and regional integration
policy forums
·        
Guide research and capacity building activities of
Research Fellows and Research Analysts
·        
Train and coach Research Fellows and Research
Analysts
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold an academic background
with a Ph.D. in Economics (by coursework and research) with strong bias in
trade and economic integration issues from a reputable University
·        
At least three years of post-doctoral research work
experience with reputable research institution (s) in policy- oriented work
·        
Working knowledge of external trade issues including
trading blocs such as EAC, COMESA etc
·        
Working knowledge of both international and domestic
trade will be an added advantage
·        
Strong training background in theory and methods of
economic analysis
·        
Computer literacy i.e. ability to use either STATA,
EViews, GAMS or GAUSS for data analysis
·        
Stay abreast with current global and national
economic issues
·        
Proven high level writing skills as primary author
in published research papers, review etc.
·        
Evidence of publication of own written articles in
either local or international journals
·        
Skills in writing proposals and grant applications to
solicit funds from various development partners to support the Centre’s
activities
·        
Previous experience of successful management and
leadership of a research team working on large research projects
·        
Self-motivation and capability to work under tight
deadlines in a competitive environment   
·        
Exceptional interpersonal skills and good
communication skills
·        
Impeccable levels of integrity
·        
Age: Between 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:
eprc@eprc.or.ug
Deadline: Friday 16th October 2015 by
4:00 p.m

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