Director Research & Policy Development Job Placement – Uganda Bankers Association (UBA)

Organization: Uganda Bankers
Association (UBA) 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About UBA:
The Uganda Bankers Association was founded in 1981 as an umbrella body
of commercial banks in Uganda.  25
commercial banks and one development bank comprise the UBA membership.
Commercial banks are licensed and regulated by Bank of Uganda under the
Financial Institutions Act 2004. UBA’s role among other things includes the
promotion, protection, representation and development of the professional and
business interests of members. This also includes fostering orderly conditions
within the Banking industry subject to the laws prevailing at any time in
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Director
Research & Policy Development will mainly be responsible for leading UBA’s
Research & Policy Development Directorate to support initiatives &
interventions proposed for the banking & financial sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will develop and lead high quality
policy development initiatives and research on the banking sector, including
trends, key issues & drivers impacting on or influencing the industry and
national processes and discussions therein.
·        
Formulate research partnerships in banking &
finance, in collaboration with other agencies (local, regional, international
including academia) and research networks to enable UBA generate new and
original policy insights. Provide the directorate of Communications &
Corporate Affairs with raw material for appropriate and effective national
influencing and stakeholder management.
·        
The incumbent will develop and deliver advocacy
strategies to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve policy changes at
industry and national level.
·        
Regularly monitor trends in the external
environment, and identify opportunities to promote UBA’s objectives.
·        
Organize, arrange for or represent UBA at high
level research & advocacy meetings, the proposed UBA Annual Banking
Conference, through cross-organizational working groups and civil society
networks.
·        
Produce and disseminate research findings,
publications, bulletins, position papers etc as appropriate.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate shall be an economist,
finance expert and or banker with sufficient industry exposure and demonstrable
experience in applied research, gathering and evaluating relevant information
presentation at conferences, and other fora with ability to exercise the
required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards and
promote/share best practices.
·        
An academic qualification at post-graduate level
or equivalent experience on issues directly related to Economics, Finance &
Banking.
·        
A minimum of five to eight years’ experience in
publishing of policy analysis, advocacy and research in Economics, Banking
& Finance with a proven interest and focus on applied research.
·        
Knowledge and experience of research, analysis
and policy related to banking & finance, including public fiscal &
monetary policy issues.
·        
Proven ability to link research and policy
debates, and communicate effectively with a variety of non-specialist
audiences.
·        
Strong writing and presentation skills, with a
proven ability to produce high quality reports and briefings against a
timeline.
·        
A proven ability to establish and maintain a
network of policy and research relationships in Finance & Banking, and to
harness these relationships to achieve policy change.
·        
Experience of effective team work and
outstanding inter-personal communication skills Ability to operate within an
administratively self-servicing environment.
·        
Good contacts in the relevant fields, including
the work of academic/research contacts with Regulators, DFIs, NGOs, & other
international agencies.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications to:
Uganda Bankers’ Association,
Plot 10 Buganda Road,
P.O. Box 8002, Kampala
Deadline: 14th
October 2016
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