Senior Research Associate job at BRAC


Senior Research Associate job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 February 2022

Hiring Organization: BRAC

Job Details:

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, 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)
The IERC conducts research and evaluation, nationally representative surveys, and other process documentation on multi-sectoral topics in the diverse contexts in Africa and Asia. With technical supervision from the Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) under Brac University, 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: Senior Research Associate (Re- advertised)
Positions: 01
Location: Country Office - Nsambya

Core Roles and Responsibilities
1. Design research (both qualitative and quantitative), write project proposals, development research protocols, and secure Institutional review board (IRB) formalities.
2. Conduct data processing, data analysis, and data presentation independently.
3. Write quality research reports for donor reporting, external communication and peerreviewed publications
4. Lead implementation of research projects with & without analytic supports from PIs
5. Make publication and policy briefs for external audience and advocacy
6. Manage multiple research projects with due action plans and budget tracking
7. Monitor the progress of the study to ensure protocol compliance with and adherence to the project plan.
8. Identify, evaluate and rectify problems including working with the internal and external team members to ensure efficient research management.
9. Lead and facilitate grant and finance management of the projects
10. Presentation of the research at appropriate local, regional, national and international meetings and conferences
11. Work hand in hand with data manager and field team to ensure quality data and research protocols including data protection.

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.

Required Qualifications and Skills
The position requires Master’s Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, or any other related subject. Bachelor degree can be considered only when at least 3 years’ of directly relevant experience is demonstrated. Certificate in research methodology – study designs, data analysis is added advantage. Successful candidate should also have interest in mixed methods of research. Professional level experience and expertise in data analysis, interpretation of data, and good knowledge on at least one of the packages - STATA, SPSS, R, NVivo or Atlas.Ti are mandatory. Knowledge of digital data management like ODK/SurveyCTO, recorders, is considered as value. Capacity to manage the technical, logistical aspects of several research projects, and ability to write research proposals, reports, and publications.

Persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.

Application procedure

Interested candidates should send their Application, CV and academic documents as one document addressed to the Head Human Resources by email to  Deadline is Wednesday, 4 February 2022. The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly when submitting. Only complete applications will be accepted, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-01-25




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