Earn over 140 Million as 1 of 2 Research Assistants at Publish What You Fund

 

Job Title:    Research Assistant (2
Fresher Jobs)

Organization: Publish
What You Fund

Duty Station:
Flexible- Candidates, Kampala, Uganda

Remuneration:
£30,000 p.a.

 

About US:

Publish What You
Fund is the global campaign for aid and development transparency. We are an
independent NGO combining robust research and technical expertise with targeted
advocacy in order to make aid and development efforts more transparent and
effective.

 

Job Summary:  We are recruiting two Research Assistants to
work on an exciting new project aimed at increasing the transparency of funding
for women’s economic empowerment (WEE). We will examine funding towards WEE as
a key aspect of gender equality, including women’s financial inclusion, gender
integration and women’s empowerment collectives. This research will focus on
Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. We will utilize an
evidence-based approach to advocate for greater tracking and transparency of
funding towards WEE. The Research Assistants will be responsible for executing
research (literature reviews, interviews, primary and secondary data collation,
and analysis) and producing high quality research outputs (policy briefs, issue
papers, reports). You will be part of a small but high impact team, with the
opportunity to contribute to discussions across a range of work and support
wider organisational learning.

 

Are you keen to use
your analytical, organisational and writing skills to research women’s economic
empowerment? Do you have experience of using research to influence development
policy and practice? Are you passionate about gender equality?

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Research:

·        
Produce
literature reviews drawing on academic and industry literature.

·        
Conduct
in-depth qualitative and quantitative research into funding for WEE. This will include
desk-based research, key informant interviews, and survey data collection.

·        
Contribute
to the conceptualisation of WEE typology and data collection tools including
KII questionnaires and country level funding surveys.

·        
Undertake
analysis on a range of specific issues and policies related to WEE, such as
women’s financial inclusion, gender integration and women’s empowerment collectives.

·        
Review
transcripts, conducting thematic analysis and analysing large data sets.

·        
Contribute
to the development of the project’s advocacy strategy and stakeholder mapping.

Writing:

·        
Author
and co-author a range of written documents including external policy briefs,
blogs and research reports for different audiences, such as policy-makers,
donors and programme practitioners.

·        
Work
with the broader team and in-country partners to communicate findings and
policy recommendations in an accessible and engaging manner.

·        
Present
key research findings to a range of stakeholders in both written and oral form.

General
Administration:

·        
Maintain
large databases of qualitative and quantitative data.

·        
Support
the organising of meetings with country research teams.

·        
Support
the organising of research field trips.

·        
Develop
presentations and related materials ahead of events and advocacy engagements.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Degree in international development, economics,
social sciences, international relations or similar field.

·        
At least
two years of professional experience in a research role.

·        
Demonstrable
interest in gender equality, ideally focused on gender integration or women’s
economic empowerment.

·        
Experience
in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production
of reports.

·        
Expertise
in analysing data using simple statistical software/functions, and experience
with qualitative data analysis.

·        
Experience
in producing research outputs in a short period of time and for different
audiences.

·        
Clear
and concise writing style, including the ability to consolidate information
from a range of sources and describe research findings and analysis in
non-technical language.

·        
Ability
to communicate with a range of stakeholders
from private institutions to INGO and CSOs.

·        
Demonstrated
ability to work on own initiative and ensure that work is delivered on time and
to a high standard.

·        
Flexibility
to adjust to changing priorities and timelines.

·        
Ability
to work collaboratively and with cross-cultural competence.

·        
Fluency
in English.

·        
Knowledge/experience
of working with/researching gender equality funding

·        
Knowledge/experience
of gender equality advocacy

·        
Other
working proficiency language skills a bonus

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send a two-page CV and a one page covering letter to:

recruitment@publishwhatyoufund.org.
In your cover letter please explain clearly how your experience meets the
essential criteria and indicate where you are based. Please include WEE
Research Assistant Application in the subject line.

 

NB: We will review
applications on a rolling bases and encourage candidates to submit their
applications early. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able
to respond to successful applicants.

 

Deadline: 12th October 2020 by 9:00am.

 

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