Research Officer Job Vacancies – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Job Title:  Research
Organization:  Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station:
 Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Research
and Planning Executive
Scale: UF5
About US:
The Free Zones Act,
2014 was duly enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda and assented
to by H. E. the President of the Republic of Uganda on the 2nd February, 2014.
This law provides for the Legal and Institutional Frameworks governing Free
Zones and related activities in Uganda. 
The Uganda Free
Zones Authority (UFZA) is mandated to establish, develop, manage, market,
maintain, supervise, control and to provide for other related matters of Free
Zones in Uganda, as outlined in section 13 of the Free Zones Act, 2014. Free
Zones are economic development tools that many Governments have used to
stimulate manufacturing for export.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Conduct comparative studies on best practices
for incentive provision and tax regimes;
·       Prepare statistical profiles on various
regions across the country
·       Prepare policy briefs;
·       Build database for Free Zone activity
·       Produce research papers on Uganda’s
·       performance and investment opportunities;
·       Maintenance of market intelligence service in
support of all operating departments.
·       Perform any other duties assigned from time
to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Economics, Statistics, Management or any related field.
·       At least three years’ experience of work in
research from a reputable organisation.
·       Strong research and planning skills;
·       Strong analytical skills;
·       Good organisation skills;
·       Strong computer skills;
·       Strong communication skills.
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates please submit your application enclosing detailed
curriculum vitae giving three references, copies of academic and professional
certificates, postal address and daytime telephone .
Addressed to: The
Managing Director, ABS Consulting Group Workers House, 1 Pilkington Road, 9th
Floor, Southern Wing P.O. Box 29526, Kampala, Uganda Please indicate the
position applied for on the envelope (‘Application for the position
Deadline: 16th March 2020 by 5:00 pm
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