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Tuesday 22 October 2013

Research Coordinator jobs In Uganda at BRAC International

Job Title: Research Coordinator
Recruiter  BRAC International
Cuty Kampala,
Country Uganda

About BRAC:
BRAC, one the largest Non-Governmental Development Organization in the world, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programme, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment, and Microfinance. For more information please visit BRAC’s website www.brac.net.

Job Summary: BRAC is seeking a Research Coordinator to oversee and lead the portfolio of research projects in Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The Research and Evaluation Unit works with development and academic partners to evaluate
approaches to solving development problems, to communicate what works and does not work in development, and to scale up successful projects. The Research Coordinator will manage a portfolio of approximately 25 projects. These projects span a range of areas, such as microfinance, agriculture, education, youth and health. As part of its supervisory role, the Research Coordinator will be based in Kampala and work closely with the regional and local offices to ensure research projects are working within the relevant policies and procedures.

Major Roles
Ensure project adherence in the field to general research design, sample selection, data management and analysis, and overall project management.
Oversee project financial management
Work with relevant departments to ensure sound human resource development and operational management of projects.
Directly supervise and mentoring project researchers (Research Associates, Research Assistants, Field Supervisors), and help with continuation and on-boarding of new research staff.
Promote inter-project best practices and take a lead in sharing best practices with projects through periodical meetings and training opportunities.
Attend meetings with development organizations, universities, and government officials.
Support the dissemination of results via presentations and reports to academic and non-academic audiences.
Maintain effective communication between BRAC International, Country Representative and Program me Managers for all developments on the research projects in Uganda.

The applicant should possess postgraduate degree, preferably Ph.D, in economics, agricultural economics, development economics, sociology, anthropology, rural development, or any other related field.

 Skills and Experience:
At least 10 years of experience in conducting social science or economic field research. Experience in Africa is strongly preferred.
Comprehensive experience supervising data collection, teams of field workers, and survey design and implementation.
Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies
 Experience in conducting field research in developing countries.
Strong budgeting and financial management skills.
 Experience with presenting research findings at public forums, including to non-research focused audiences.
Strong written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in English
Excellent analytical and demonstrated ability to write reports and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to combine quantitative and participatory research methods.
Experience with data management, statistics, and advanced knowledge of Stata or any other statistical packages.
Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with randomized controlled trials.
Ability to identify relevant partners, maintain existing relations, and build new linkages and effectively facilitate stakeholder processes on poverty issues.
Remuneration: Salaries and benefits will be competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Candidates of any nationality are eligible.

How to Apply:
If you feel you are the right match for above mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net. Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 21/13 in the subject bar.

Deadline: 20th November, 2013.