2 Thematic Research Head Employment Opportunities – BRAC International




Organisation: BRAC International
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest
Non-Governmental Development Organizations, 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: 
·        
The
incumbent will initiate new projects in consultation with respective programme
and research teams, mobilize resources and build relationships with external
research partners.
·        
Ensure
project adherence in the field to general research design, sample selection,
data management and analysis, and overall project management
·        
The
job holder will oversee project financial management
·        
Work
collaboratively with relevant departments to ensure sound human resource
development and operational management of projects.
·        
Directly
supervise and mentoring project researchers (Research Associates, Research
Assistants, Field Supervisors), and help with continuation and on-boarding of
new research staff.
·        
Actively
promote inter-project best practices and take a lead in sharing best practices
with projects through periodical meetings and training opportunities.
·        
Attend
meetings with development organizations, universities, and government
officials.
·        
Support
the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to academic and non-
academic audiences.
·        
Maintain
effective communication between BRAC International, Country Representative and
Program Managers for all developments on the research projects.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should preferably hold a postgraduate degree, preferably PhD In
economics, agricultural economics, development economics, sociology,
anthropology, public health, rural development, or any other related field.
·        
Excellent
demonstrated ability to coordinate with other important organization
·        
Excellent
and analytical and demonstrated ability to write reports and publish findings
in peer-reviewed journals.
·        
Demonstrated
ability to combine quantitative and qualitative research methods.
·        
Previous
exposure and experience with data management statistics, and advanced knowledge
of Stata, Nvivo, Atlas ti or any other data analysis packages.
·        
Strong
qualitative and quantitative skills.
·        
Demonstrate
ability to supervise and qualitative and quantitative skills.
·        
Ability
to identify relevant partners, maintain existing relations, and build new linkages
and effectively facilitate stakeholder processes on poverty issues.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae not scanned
(including bio-data such as: Date of birth, Education qualification, language
proficiency, work experience and at least three professional referees in Ms.
Office Word Document) and all Scanned copies of academic /other supporting
documents. They should all be merged into one PDF file. In total, there must
only be two attachments sent to hrd.uganda@brac.net.
Deadline:
31st December 2015

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