Digital Research Specialist Job at BRAC Uganda - Banking jobs in Uganda

Vacancy title: Digital Research Specialist

TypeFULL TIME

IndustryNonprofit, and NGO

Jobs at: BRAC Uganda

Deadline of this Job: 08 October 2020  

Duty Station: Within Uganda Kampala East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Base Salary: Not Disclosed

JOB DETAILS:
BACKGROUND:
BRAC is a global leader in creating large-scale opportunities for the poor. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, it is now one of the world’s largest development organizations, touching the lives of an estimated 138 million people in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.
BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programs, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.
For more information, please visit BRAC’s website, www.brac.net. Starting from a modest launch in 2006, Uganda is the site of BRAC is largest and fastest scale-up in Africa. BRAC in Uganda, is comprised of three legal entitles i.e. BRAC Uganda NGO; BRAC Uganda Bank
Limited (BUBL) and BRAC Social Business Enterprise Uganda Limited (BSBE).BRAC Uganda NGO operates in: 1) Agriculture, Food Security & Livelihood; 2) Health Program; 3) Ultra Poor Graduation /Disability inclusion; 4) Education & youth Empowerment – (inclusive of scholarship programs); 5) Emergence Preparedness Response; and 6) Gender Equality and women development. We are operating in 114 districts in Uganda. BRAC Uganda country office is located at Plot 880, Heritage Road Nsambya.
Independent Evaluation & Research Cell (IERC) IERC conducts impact evaluation, nationally representative surveys, and other process documentation on multi-sectoral topics in the diverse contexts in Africa and Asia. IERC generates knowledge for policy actors on the relevance, impact, and sustainability of BRAC programs and beyond. IERC works with development and academic partners to evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate what works and does not work in scale
Job Title: Digital Research Specialist
Positions: 01
Location: Country Office - Nsambya .

Core Roles and Responsibilities
1. To search, design and implement digital technology for social development projects at BRAC countries and beyond.
2. Collaborate with software developers, researchers and users to establish the technical vision, research questions, and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
3. Drive innovation and new ideas in digital research and support for digital strategy by exploring the technology standards or mandates for future BRAC programs.
4. Lead and systemize to collate the learning part of the technological use of any intervention for knowledge management and publication.
5. Communicate with diverse category of stakeholders to learn from others and communicate BRAC projects including donors, government agencies and likeminded organizations.
6. Identify user needs, define and prioritize features, establish project specifications and requirements to in-build them into project design, implementation, and monitoring for pilots and at scale.
Safe guarding roles.
Ensuring the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the program’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safe guarding standards in every course of action.
Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.


Job Skills: Not Specified


Required Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Computer Science or Engineering.
• (No Testimonial allowed).
• At least 3- 4 years of relevant experience in either digital technology use or as researchers. The candidate should have at least 3 years relevant experience in the use of technology in development projects and evaluation research
• Ability to communicate with software developers to provide insights and guidance to ensure that UX/UI experiences are optimized and consistent.
• Experience in deploying, maintaining, and supporting web and mobile applications (especially Android). Familiarity with HTML/CSS/JS,SQL/databases,
• Git/GitLab/version control and cloud services will be an added advantage.
• Ability to manage and manipulate large statistical datasets to assess project impact.
• Knowledge of agile practices, design thinking, information architecture and multiple technical project or product management skills.


Job Education Requirements: Not Specified


Job Experience: At least 3- 4 years


Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send their Application (addressed to the Head Human Resources) & CV by email to hrd.uganda@brac.net . The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly. Only complete applications will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline: Thursday 08th October 2020.
BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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