Several No Experience Volunteer Programme Jobs – Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

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).
Job Summary: The Volunteer
Programme will support EPRC’s work by carrying out research projects and
writing reports. The volunteer Programme will give recent Masters Graduates an
opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at EPRC and to work with
EPRC researchers in areas of mutual interest. This is an opportunity to spend
at least one year at EPRC utilizing your existing skills whilst developing new
ones. You will be working full time during the programme. This may be the
opportunity to link your postgraduate studies with a specific project that will
benefit EPRC.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will be helping EPRC in its
    mission to foster sustainable growth and development of the Ugandan
    economy by advancing the role of research in policy processes.
  • Receive mentorship and gain an insight
    into the practices of conducting policy oriented research.
  • The jobholder will receive a monthly
    stipend to cover transport and basic expenses.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants must have completed their
    Master’s degree in Economics or related fields and have shown ability to
    conduct research on developing economies.
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Possess good quantitative and/or
    qualitative analytical skills.
     
NB: Please note as the
volunteer position is not part of the regular EPRC staff structure, you will
not receive health insurance cover or any other related benefits provided to
the regular staff.
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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