Senior Research Fellow Job Vacancy – Uganda Management Institute (UMI)

Job Title:     Senior Research Fellow
Organization: Uganda Management Institute (UMI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Research Centre
About US:
Management Institute (UMI) is a Management Development Institute with a Mission
“to Excel in Developing Practical and Sustainable Administration, Leadership
and Management Capacity”. It provides management training, consultancy and
research services in response to the demands of the public, private and
development courses, the Institute offers high quality career development
management courses at Certificate, Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Higher
Degree Levels. The Institute’s activities are currently carried out at the main
campus in Kampala and its Centers in Mbarara, Gulu and Mbale.
Job Summary: The Senior Research Fellow will actively promote
and coordinate research goals and activities in the Institute, as well as
spearheading the Institute Policy Think Tank and Intelligence Research.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be coordinating staff
    efforts to contribute to research goals and targets including:-
    • Providing support to staff to ensure
      they attain their research interests;
    • Coordinating the research
      development policy and management forum activities;
    • In charge of designing and executing
      research projects and publishing results through international peer
      review process;
    • Working closely with the teaching
      departments to ensure that research products are integrated and the
      teaching of students at the institute
  • Soliciting research funds/grants and
    providing staff with general information including:
    • Databases on possible sources and
      modes of research funding on regular basis;
    • Organising public debates, symposia
      and other events in development issues aimed at sharing knowledge;
    • Keeping track of knowledge generated
      from projects and advising the department on the potential for research
      and research publications;
    • Ensuring that postgraduate research
      students have the appropriate opportunities and support to undertake and
      publish their research individually or jointly with their supervisors.
  • Mentoring and supervising students
    undertaking their postgraduate degree studies at the Institute;
  • Monitoring staff in relation to research
    performance standards and guidelines and advising the institute according;
  • Performing any other duties as may become
    necessary from time to time.
Key Result Areas:
  • Research coordinated;
  • Research interests promoted;
  • Research funds solicited;
  • Public research debates and symposia managed; 
  • Research innovations managed
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold an
    Honors Bachelor’s First or Second Class Upper and Master’s Degree in
    social sciences and/or Management related areas;
  • At least three years of research experience
    in any research based institution;
  • The applicant should have at least three (3)
    new recognized publications in social sciences and Management related
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational,
    fundraising and analytical skills;
  • Excellent track record of leadership
    abilities and a clean disciplinary record;
  • Knowledge of policy making, Implementation
    and Governance issues in Uganda and the region is a requirement; and
  • Previous exposure and experience in teaching
    and supervision of graduate students will be an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hardcopy applications
with comprehensive typed CVs, certified copies of transcripts and certificates
together with the applicant’s telephone contact, names, addresses and telephone
numbers of three professional referees which should be received at the address
Human Resource Manager
Management Institute
44 – 52 Jinja Road
O. Box 20131 Kampala
0414-259722/ 265139/ 265140/265138
Deadline: 26th February, 2016 by 3:00pm
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