Principal Research Officer Jobs – Ministry of Public Service



Job Title:    Principal Research Officer

Organization: Public
Service Commission

Placement Organization: Ministry of Public Service

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Public Service
Commission is established under the provisions of  Article 165(1) of the
1995 Constitution. In fulfillment of its functions under Article 166,  the
Commission is required to make a report to Parliament in respect of each year’s
performance of its functions.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent will be responsible to the
Assistant Commissioner Research, Innovation and Policy Advisory for performing
the following duties:-

in development of effective research and innovation approaches and procedures
for use in both public and non-public sector projects of Civil Service College

to development of a feasible and systematic innovations framework that enhances
the ability of Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Local Governments to
creatively deliver services;

to development of a systematic marketing strategy for consultancy service
activities so as to encourage growth in the demand for consultancy services in
order to impact efficiency and effectiveness of development policy and
organizational system in Uganda;

in coordination of the work of all Civil Service College Uganda Departments by
identifying consulting and research opportunities for them;

in development of information networks and fostering relationships with
national and international research and consultancy institutions in order to
improve the quality of consultancy services, research activities and
innovations support available through the Civil Service College Uganda;

in carrying out applied research and synthesizing research results and current
knowledge and experience into policy and strategy papers;

in assessing implementation of current policies and procedures for their
effectiveness and relevance and providing policy advice to the Government

in linking national and international best practices and latest research
results to the work practices of public institutions;

in development of a database of expert research teams to work with when the
need arises;

in development of research bids, including liaising with key funding agencies
and assisting with commissioning of collaborative research partnership projects;

in development, tracking and analysing processes associated with annual
research plan and research register;

in coordinating research think tanks as a means of information-sharing and
discussion about topics of strategic research interest and research outcomes in
conjunction with other research partners;

in monitoring and reporting of externally conducted research in Civil Service
College Uganda supported institutions;

development and regular maintenance of research, innovation and consultancy
databases as well as website information;

innovation consciousness and contributing towards development of innovation
capacity within the Uganda Public Service;

Ministries, Departments Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs) to
conceive, plan and implement innovations;

other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

should be Ugandans in possession of an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Social
Sciences; or Economics; or Business Administration; or Law; or Project Planning
and Management; or Public Administration; or Human Resource
Management/Development; or Management; or Monitoring and Evaluation; or Public
Policy, plus a Masters Degree in any of the above fields from a recognized
University/Institution. Additional Post Graduate qualifications in Policy
Formulation and Analysis; or Applied Research; or Project Planning and
Management; or Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.

should have six (6) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which
should have been served at the level of Senior Research Officer in Policy and
Planning; or Research and Development; or Human Resource
Management/Development; or Training Management in Government or equivalent
level of experience from a reputable organization and a proven track record of
undertaking policy research, monitoring and evaluation and consultancy
activities in the public or private sectors.


Core Competencies:

Sector Management, Results Orientation, Ethics and Integrity, Interpersonal,
Communication and Computer Skills, Ability to Adapt to Multi Cultural Settings,
Innovation, Concern for Quality, Standards and Technical Competence, Ability to
Coach Subordinates and Report Writing Skills.

Thinking, Negotiation Skills, Team Building, Conflict Management, Policy
Development, Change Management, Research and Project Management Skills.

Age: Above 28 years


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online,
Click Here

Scan and
submit relevant documents (‘O’ Level, ‘A’ Level, Degree and Professional
Documents, copies of letters of appointment, confirmation and promotion)

attachment must not exceed a limit of 1MB and only portable documents format
(PDF) is allowed.

serving in the Public Service are required to print an Extract of PS Form 3
(2008) and obtain recommendation from their Responsible Officers.  Scan the recommendation together with the
rest of the documents and submit online.


Deadline: 29th
September 2020


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