Research Assistant to the Director Job Placement – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organisation:  Refugee
Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:       Director
About US:
The
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. The
Refugee Law Project has a wide physical presence with offices in Kampala,
Hoima, Mbarara, Gulu, Kitgum, Nakivale, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, Lamwo, Adjumani,
Maaji II, Bidibidi (Yumbe), Palorinya (Moyo) and Arua.
Job summary:
This
3 year position, funded by the Irish Research Council, involves active support
to and participation in research activities led by the Director’s office, with
particular focus on Human Trafficking, Forced Migration and Gender Equality in
Uganda. This project, in partnership with the National University of Ireland,
Galway, has a focus on policy development and capacity building. The Research
Assistant will work with the Director in conducting various types of social and
policy research, including obtaining and maintaining any necessary research
permissions, data collection and analysis, report writing, administration of
capacity-building events, administrative support to visiting scholars, project
documentation.
Interfaces
(internal) Personal Assistant to the Director, Programme Managers, Field Office
Coordinators,
Project Officers, Head of Operations & Programme Support
Interfaces
(external) Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda National Council of Science
&
Technology,
Research Ethics Committees, Uganda Police Force, Uganda Prisons, JLOS, UNHCR,
IOM, UNICEF, OHCHR, Refugee Support Group leaders, Irish Centre for Human
Rights
Area
of Placement Kampala (with frequent travels within Uganda and occasional travel
to
Europe)
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Conduct
literature reviews
·        
Conduct
various types of research (quantitative and qualitative) as thematically
defined
·        
Conduct
field research visits and follow ups in the research areas Participate in data
collection processes and activities using a variety of research methods
(including but not limited to interviews, focus group discussions, online
surveys etc.).
·        
Identify
and prepare research training materials and tools as necessary for execution of
specific research project
·        
Participate
in the analysis of data and writing final reports for publications
·        
Maintain
regular contact with related institutions and networks of researchers
·        
Organize
and arrange meetings with experts, consultants, and stakeholders for research
work and dissemination as necessary
·        
Recommend
relevant advocacy platforms for dissemination of information
·        
Based
on research evidence, engage with the various policy makers to catalase policy
review, change or adoption as necessary
·        
Ensure
that RLP is acknowledged in relevant publications, workshops and other events
as necessary
·        
Ensure
that necessary research permissions are obtained and maintained
·        
Ensure
that research outputs (text, pictorial, audio, video etc.) are added to RLP’s
growing archive)
·        
Generate
concept notes, requisitions and accountabilities for project-related activities
·        
Provide
administrative support to visiting scholars
·        
Administer
capacity-building events
·        
Ensure
that RLP’s rules and regulations are implemented with relevance to the
activities as well as policies and procedures;
·        
Participate
in necessary meetings and reviews;
·        
Perform
any other tasks that may be identified or assigned



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
A
first degree in humanities and social sciences
·        
A
minimum of two years demonstrated research experience, including knowledge of
the 
Ugandan context
·        
Strong
and demonstrated writing background
·        
Computer
literacy (word processing, spreadsheet)
·        
Touch-typing
(or willingness to learn)
·        
Familiarity
with research analysis tools (e.g. SPSS, Stata, Tableau, N-Vivo, etc.)
·        
Strong
written and spoken English
·        
Strong
public speaking and presentation skills
·        
A
post-graduate qualification in social science related discipline
·        
Post-graduate
research experience
·        
Research
publications (candidates are encouraged to submit links)
·        
Familiarity
with UNCST procedures and guidelines
·        
Knowledge
of one or more language(s) spoken by refugees in Uganda will be an added advantage
(e.g. Arabic, Swahili, French, Lingala, Nuer, Dinka).
How to Apply:
For all positions listed, please submit an application cover-letter and
up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, as well as links to any publications you wish us
to consider. Copies of academic credentials are NOT required at this stage.
Applications
should be sent by email addressed to the Human Resources Officer at
recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
with the title of the position applied for in the subject-line.
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be in a position to
cover their own travel expenses to interview.
Hand
copy applications will be accepted for the position of COMMUNITY MOBILISER
Only.
Refugee
Law Project is a human-rights based organization with strong
Anti-Discrimination policies.
We
encourage refugees to apply
Deadline: By 11.59pm on Friday 1st November 2019


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