Principal Research Officer Jobs – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Organisation: Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Ref: HRM/EOC/1/18/18
About US:
The Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC) was established by the Equal Opportunities Act
of 2007 and is mandated to provide a framework for redressing imbalances which
exist against the marginalized groups while promoting equal opportunities for
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct equal opportunities situational analysis and define EOC
    research needs and priority areas in line with National Development plan,
    strategic plan, research policies and guidelines.
  • Develop and implement equal opportunities research proposals in line
    with the organizational mandate, strategic plan, research policies and
  • Develop and implement equal opportunities annual organizational and
    departmental research work plans in line with National Development plan,
    strategic plan, research, policies and guidelines
  • Develop and implement a framework and strategies for research data
    collection including the development of research tools and instruments in
    line with National Development plan, strategic plan, research policies and
  • Develop and implement strategies for managing filed research
    activities and data enumerators in line with EOC research policies and
  • Develop and implement a system for research data analysis and
    quality assurance in line with EOC strategic plan, research policies and
  • Develop equal opportunities periodic research reports in line with
    EOC reporting requirements and guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the
    responsible officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Degree in Quantitative Economics,
    Statistics, Economics, Population Studies, Demography, Public Policy or
    Social Sciences or Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA) from a
    recognized Institution
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Population
    studies, Demography or Development studies.
  • At least six years of relevant working experience, three (3) of
    which should have been served at Senior Research Officer level in
    Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.
  • The applicant should be Competent in Research and information
Personal Competences:
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills
  • Demonstrate competence in strategic planning and research methods
  • Demonstrate ability to cultivate strategic partnerships
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and networking and negotiation
    competences with good understanding of Government operational regulations
    and policy
  • High level interpersonal, collaborative and cross- cultural skills
  • Analytical and conceptual skills
  • High level of integrity and transparency
  • Ability to deal with competing demands
  • Proficiency in computer and computer packages
  • Demonstrate hands on experience in managing projects
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications including a Public Service Form 3 (2008), download
, with the following attachments in triplicate: a handwritten
application, detailed curriculum vitae (one of the two referees should be the
applicant’s employer), copies of academic transcripts, certificates and three
recent passport size photographs. The applicants shall be requested to present
certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates
at the time of sitting the oral interviews.
The application
forms may also be obtained from the Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd
Floor, Farmers House, Kampala, or at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Offices, Plot 7, Luthuli Close, Bugolobi.
The completer
applications should be addressed to: The Secretary, Equal Opportunities
Commission, P.O. Box 27672, Kampala, Uganda indicating the post applied for,
together with the job reference (See at Beginning of Job Advert) which should
be indicated on the right hand top corner of the envelope.
Deadline: 29th June 2018 by 5:00pm.
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