Research and Innovations Officer UNHCR Project Jobs – Windle International Uganda (WIU)

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Research and Innovations Officer
Organization: Windle International Uganda (WIU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Windle International Uganda (WIU) formerly Windle Trust
Uganda is a registered INGO whose mission is to promote peace and development
in communities through provision and coordination of Education and training for
Refugees and people affected by conflict.Windle International Uganda is the
lead partner of UNHCR in implementing Education Projects in Uganda with close
collaboration with the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime
Minister.
Job Summary:   The main role of the Research and Innovations
Officer will be to contribute to the coordination activities required for
research projects undertaken by WIU, and to the implementation of research
activities led at European level within the program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·      
Develop and implement a research agenda in line
with the strategic focus of the organization
·      
Identify opportunities for action research that
WIU can participate in and present these to the Head of Department.
·      
Draw up implementation maps for approved
research ventures and lead research teams
·      
Lead the organization in the preparation of
research abstracts and publication of organizational research findings
·      
Identify knowledge gaps within WIU projects as
well as sector specific gaps and suggest how these can be filled within action
research.
·      
Participate in conceptualizing, designing and
implementing action research projects in WIU
·      
Prepare informed and standard research papers
with guidance from supervisor and support from the Monitoring and Evaluation
team
·      
Establish and maintain linkages with
institutions of learning with the aim of strengthening the WIU Research
function
·      
Train and mentor staff on research methods and
report writing
·      
Present research findings in internal or
external meetings when called upon.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The applicant for the Windle International
Uganda (WIU) Research and Innovations Officer job opportunity must hold a
University degree in social sciences, development studies, economics, or any
other relevant field;
·      
Post-graduate qualification in relevant fields
will be an essential requirement;
·      
At least three years of experience serving in a
university, higher education learning institution, research facility and/or
Non-Governmental Organisation with a research led focus.
·      
Three years of demonstrable post-graduation
experience linked to research activities, preferably conducted in an
international context is desirable;
·      
Clear understanding of research processes and
methodologies;
·      
Very good command of English
·      
Strong interpersonal skills, supporting a
tactful and collaborative approach;
·      
Demonstrate commitment to organization’s values
and principles.
·      
Knowledge of, and relevant experience with,
statistics and statistical software
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should apply online at the link
below.
Deadline: 13th January, 2020
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