Research Fellow Jobs – Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)




Job Title:   Research Fellow
Organization: Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Research
Fellow
About US:
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. EPRC uses
resources from Government of Uganda and Think Tank Initiative (TTI) under the
International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The Research Fellow will undertake
    empirical economic analysis;
  • The jobholder will also contribute to
    resource mobilization and engage in commissioned work for and on behalf of
    the Centre;
  • Actively engage in commissioned work for
    and on behalf of the Centre;
  • Based on research findings and sound
    analysis, contribute to national policy discourse



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    degree (by coursework and research) in Economics, Agricultural Economics
    or other economics related field from a recognised University;
  • Recent graduates of doctoral degrees in
    (a) will have an added advantage;
  • The applicant should have at least six years
    of related working experience in relevant public or private sector
    institutions three of which should be in policy-oriented work;
  • Extensive knowledge of, and ability to
    apply modern economic theory and methods;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of current global and national
    economic issues;
  • Proven high level writing skills as
    primary author in published research papers and reports;
  • Previous exposure and experience working
    with large household survey data sets;
  • Demonstrated ability to use STATA,
    E-Views, GAMS or GAUSS for data analysis;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and good
    communication skills;
  • Self-motivation and capability to work
    under tight deadlines in a competitive environment;
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Age: Between 30 – 45 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 should
be sent to the address below. The applicants must indicate clearly on top of
the envelope the position applied for.
The Chairman, Board of Management Economic Policy Research Centre
Plot 51 Pool Road, Makerere Campus,
P.O. Box 7841, Kampala. Uganda.
E-mail: jobs@eprcug.org
Deadline: 6th October
2017 by 4:00pm
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