Fresher Data Jobs – Research Analysts – International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Job Title:    Research Analyst
Organisation: The
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager
About US:
The International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending
hunger and poverty. Founded in 1975, IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium,
a global research partnership for a food secure future. The mandate of IFPRI is
to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and
policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural
resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the
countries.
Job Summary:  The International Food Policy Research
Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Analyst (RA) for its Development, Strategy
and Governance Division. The successful candidate will provide research,
capacity strengthening, and communications support to:
  • The evaluation of Uganda’s advocacy forums (or Barazas) that have
    been implemented over the last years by the Office of the Prime Minister.
  • Seed systems in Uganda
  • Innovations and inclusivity in maize value chains in Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform various task involving data collection, data management and
    data analysis using statistical software and other computer programs
  • Conduct literature review and synthesis analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of background papers, discussion papers,
    project research reports, donors’ reports, policy briefs and briefing
    notes for dissemination
  • Assist in the internal and external communication of IFPRI-Kampala
    and other related activities
  • Assist with implementation of capacity strengthening activities and
    workshops/seminars and conference
  • Perform some administrative activities related to IFPRI research
    programs or projects.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The prospective employee for the Research Analyst should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in economics, social sciences, rural development, governance and
    public administration or related field
  • Two years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in economics,
    social sciences, rural development, governance and public administration
    or related fields
  • Strong English writing skills and experience in preparing research
    reports for research team(s)
  • Substantial knowledge of statistical software packages such as R, or
    Stata
  • Familiarity with development policy issues in Uganda
  • Working knowledge of communication and policy research dissemination
    skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed
    products on time
  • Proficiency in word processing and/or typesetting software,
    spreadsheets and presentation software.
  • Self-motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and
    team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.
  • Prepared to learn tools necessary to efficiently cooperate in a
    research context (Git, Latex/Lyx
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications online at the web link below
Deadline: 12th April 2019
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