Associate Consultant Job Placement – Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Job Title:          Associate Consultant
Organization: Busara Center
for Behavioral Economics
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research
organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral
interventions in understudied countries and populations. Busara’s mission is to
work with researchers and organizations to advance and apply behavioral science
in pursuit of poverty alleviation. This involves the application of research
and rigorous methods to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate
existing programs, and optimize internal processes. To this end, Busara has
worked with a variety of organizations in an advisory capacity to apply
behavioral insights, build analytical models, and develop new products. In
addition, in its research center capacity, Busara operates a Nairobi-based lab
capable of implementing advanced experiments in psychology, behavioral
economics and other academic disciplines.
Job Summary: The Associate
Consultant will work closely with the project associates based in the Nairobi
office in the provision of technical capacity building project led by Busara,
with a particular focus on developing Ugandan social development organizations’
capacity for research methods, evidence gathering, and program evaluation.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Support the Nairobi-based project
    associates with:
  • Tasked with designing training curricula,
  • Responsible for designing evaluation
    framework,
  • Implementing training curricula,
  • Implementing evaluation framework,
  • Writing interim and final reports.
  • Facilitating individual and group-based
    exercises.
  • Holding regular meetings and check-ins
    with capacity-building partners.
  • Providing regular reports to the Nairobi
    office.
  • Coordinating with other Busara Uganda team
    members on field activities.
  • Some business development and outreach
    activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a bachelors’ degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working
    in the non-profit sector in Uganda.
  • Prior experience in writing reports and
    policy briefs is preferred.
  • Past experience with organizational
    training and/or capacity building.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability
    to communicate with diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent individual and group-based
    exercise facilitation, and oral presentation skills.
  • Keen interest and familiarity in
    evidence-based policy. Past experience in working on evidence-based policy
    is preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills.
  • Strong proficiency in PowerPoint is
    preferred.
  • Interest and/or familiarity in behavioral
    science or behavioral economics is preferred.
  • Have the following qualities: are diligent
    and organized, have the ability to motivate and counsel others, have a
    positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners, have strong
    interpersonal skills, and have passion for community-based social work.
Duration: Successful
candidates shall be hired for a duration of 3 months, from 10th April
2017 to 10th July 2017, with opportunity for extension upon
performance review.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated CVs and cover letters to jobs@busaracenter.org
and ensure that the subject line reads: “Associate Consultant: REF NO:
BU-2017-03-08”



Deadline: 17th March, 2017
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