Senior Research Fellow- Microeconomics Career Jobs – Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

Organization: Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal Research
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
  • Carry out empirical analysis of
    microeconomic issues
  • Significantly contribute to resource
    mobilization and engage in commissioned work for and on behalf of the
  • Based on research findings and sound
    analysis, contribute to national policy discourse
  • Mentor and coach Research Analysts
  • Support the Principle Research Fellow in
    advising the Executive Director and Senior Management Team on
    socio-economic, and sustainable development issues in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a PhD in
    Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics or other
    economics related field (by coursework and research) from a reputable
  • At least eight years of related experience
    in relevant reputable public or private sector institutions three of which
    should be in policy- oriented work;
  • Publication record in international peer
    reviewed journals, or proven record of publications of reports, working
    papers and books, among others;
  • Extensive knowledge of, and ability to
    apply modern micro-economic theory and methods;
  • Broad knowledge and background in the use
    of statistical and econometric methods and packages in development
    economics and microeconomics research; theoretical knowledge to develop
    and implement research programs;
  • Competence in the use of the leading
    econometric software x(e.g. STATA, E-Views) for data analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability in development policy
    research and analysis of economic conditions.
  • A strong drive for results, an ability to
    carry out swiftly and efficiently numerous competing demands, and capable
    of managing competing priorities;
  • Excellent record of proposal writing and
    raising funds for policy-related research;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead a
    team of motivated staff, and utilize the talents and expertise of team
    members in a productive way as well as capacity to initiate and manage
    innovation and change;
  • Professional experience of working in
    reputable research or academic institutions; k) Ability to make
    presentations, engage in public speaking;
  • Intellectual and personal integrity.
  • Age: Between 35 – 55 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.
Deadline: 6th October
2017 by 4:00pm

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