Principal Research Officer Job Vacancy – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Organization: Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner, Research, Monitoring and
About US:
Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), established by the Equal Opportunities
Act of 2007 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 guidelines.
Develop and implement equal opportunities annual
organizational and departmental 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 Guideline.
Develop and implement strategies for managing
field research activities and data enumerators in line with EOC research
policies and guidelines.
Develop and implement system for research data
analysis and quality assurance in line with EOC Strategic Plan, Research
Polices and Guidelines.
Develop equal opportunities periodic research
reports in line with EOC Reporting Requirements and Guidelines
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant must hold a Degree in Quantitative
Economics, Statistics, Population Studies, Demography, Public Policy or Social
Sciences or Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA) from a recognized
Post graduate qualification with research methods
as a subject will be an added advantage
Applicants should have a minimum of Seven (7)
years relevant working experience at the level of Senior Research Officer in
Government or equivalent level of experience in reputable organization,
Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills
Demonstrate competence in strategic planning and
research methods
Demonstrate ability to cultivate strategic
Demonstrate excellent communication and networking
competencies with good understanding of Government operational regulations and
High level of integrity and transparency
Proficiency in computer and computer packages
The applicant should be competent in Research and
information management.
How to Apply:
should submit their applications using Public Service Form 3 (2008) with the
following attachments in triplicate: detailed curriculum vitae (one of the two
referees should be the applicant’s current employer or most recent employer),
copies of academic transcripts, certificates and three recent passport size
photographs. Handwritten applications are also accepted. Applicants shall be
required to present certified copies and originals of their academic
transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews. The
application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Offices,
2nd Floor, Farmers House, Kampala, or can be downloaded from the Public Service
Commission (PSC) website: or at the Equal Opportunities
Commission (EOC) Offices, Plot 7, Luthuli Close-Bugolobi. Applications should
be addressed to The Secretary, Equal Opportunities Commission, P. O. Box 27672,
Deadline: Thursday, 21st November 2019 by 5:00pm. 
NB: The post applied for, together with the job
reference should be indicated on the right hand top corner of the envelope.
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