Senior Research Associate job at BRAC Uganda

BRAC Uganda

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: 21 August 2022

Hiring Organization: BRAC Uganda

Job Details:

BRAC is an award-winning international nongovernmental development organization, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost effective, evidence-based programs to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post disaster settings. It is an organization of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities
BRAC Uganda NGO started operations in Uganda in 2006. Through its unparalleled network of branches across the country, BRAC Uganda creates large scale, positive changes though a holistic and integrated set of programmes in Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood (AFSL), Health, Education & youth Empowerment, Ultrapoor graduation (UPG), Emergence Preparedness & Response and a Seed Social Enterprise. BRAC Uganda Country Office is located at Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, Kampala.

About the Programme
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda
There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.
BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.
BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following positions in Uganda.
Employment Type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable
Job Location: Country Office
Job Title: Senior Research Associate (Re-Advertised) - 01 Position
Job Purpose

S/he will be responsible for designing and implementing research projects, resource mobilization, research protocol, conducting data analysis and reports.

• Design quantitative research, write research project proposals, development research protocols, and secure Institutional review board (IRB) formalities
• Conduct quantitative data processing, data analysis, and data presentation independently
• Write quality research reports for donor reporting, external communication and peer reviewed publications
• Lead implementation of research projects with & without analytic supports from Pls Make publication and policy briefs for external audience and advocacy
• Manage multiple research projects with proper grant and financial management
• Monitor the progress of the study to ensure protocol compliance with and adherence to the project plan
• Identify, evaluate and rectify problems including working with the internal and external team members to ensure efficient research management. Presentation of the research at appropriate local, regional, national and international meetings and conferences
Safeguarding responsibilities:
Ensure 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 safeguarding standards in every course of action
Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same

Educational requirements
Master's Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, or any other related subject Bachelor degree can be considered only with at least 5 years' of directly relevant experience is demonstrated. Certificate in research methodology - study designs, data analysis is added advantage.

Skills and competencies
• The candidates are encouraged to apply only when s/he can design quantitative evaluation research independently and well-versed in one of the statistical software (like STATA, SPSS, R; don't apply if you use excel as your primary option or other qualitative techniques)
• The position also requires strong capacity to manage the technical, logistical aspects of several research projects.
• Ability to write research proposals, reports, and publications
• Strong sense of teamwork, collaboration and demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC

Experience requirements
Minimum 5 years of working experience in Research & evaluation of projects from a reputable organization.
The applicants for this position will be called on a rolling basis until the position is filled
Employment Type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable Depending On The Applicant's Expertise And Experience On Quantitative Research, Among Others
Job Location: Country Office

Application procedure

Please mention the name of the position in the subject bar
Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline: 21 August 2022 NOTE: BRAC Uganda doesn't charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process from the applicants. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of any communication purportedly on behalf of BRAC Uganda please send us an email before taking any further action in relation to the issue at hand.
Persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply. If you feel you are the right match for the abovementioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:
Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational level, years of experience, current and expected salary to
NOTE: BRAC Uganda doesn't charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process from the applicants. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of any communication purportedly on behalf of BRAC Uganda please send us an email before taking any further action in relation to the issue at hand.
BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable 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 process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System.

Date Posted: 2022-08-10




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