NGO Jobs – Research Officer at Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)

Job Title:   Research Officer
Organization: Center for
Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
About US:
Center for Health, Human Rights
& Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non-profit, research and advocacy
organization, whose vision is “To realize social justice in public health
systems.” CEHURD works with public, private and civil society organisations to
ensure that public health laws are used as principle tools for the promotion
and protection of public health of the vulnerable populations in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Research
Officer will support the Programme Manager in the provision of leadership and
management of CEHURD’s research processes and the coordination of CEHURD’s
Regional work on Health Equity. The incumbent will support the designing and
implementing research projects and evidence-based advocacy initiatives. Some of
the other responsibilities include fundraising, coordination of regional health
equity initiatives with a strong contribution to CEHURD’s Strategic Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically
    support CEHURD in producing high quality evidence-based research to inform
    processes on Health, Human Rights and Equity
  • Work
    closely and in partnership with key internal and external stakeholders
    both at national and regional level to develop and disseminate evidence on
    Health, Human Rights and Equity;
  • Primary
    serve as the key advisor on research and practice enhancement at CEHURD
    including obtaining ethical clearance for research, developing research
    tool, designing methodologies and leading on data collection, analysis and
  • Represent
    and present CEHURD’s research work including the identification of various
    fora for such dissemination.
  • Act
    as the focal point person in CEHURD for regional work in health and
    strengthen national and regional capacities in advancing health equity.
  • In
    charge of developing new evidence based solutions that are responsive to
    changing needs and identified gaps and prioritizing the piloting of
    relevant new initiatives in CEHURD’s programs
  • Integrating
    knowledge and practice models across all programs of CEHURD
  • In
    charge of developing and managing a database for CEHURD’s work
  • Fundraise
    for CEHURD’s research and health equity work.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Research Officer must hold a Master’s Degree in Public Health or any other
    Health Science related field. Possession of a post graduate training in
    research methodologies is highly desired.
  • A
    minimum of three years of relevant experience in a similar research
    position, preferably with an academic institution, NGO or a research
  • The
    Research Officer should show demonstrated dedication to work effectively
    with underserved, at-risk, and vulnerable populations
  • Ability
    to effectively prioritise and organise own workloads and operate well
    under pressure
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills including the ability to present and
    effectively debate complex issues in Health, Human Rights and Equity.
  • Working
    knowledge and understanding of the broad range of issues impacting on
    health systems delivery and health equity.
  • Comprehensive
    understanding of, and commitment to, evidence-based practice in health,
    human rights and equity research.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of, and experience in, theory in research
    using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Proven
    ability to think and analyse critically into health equity issues
  • Strong
    planning, organising and project management skills
  • Proven
    ability to write in a variety of formats and use relevant Office and
    Research software in order to develop project plans and produce reports on
    research findings, dissemination plans and platforms etc.
  • Excellent
    verbal communication skills for different purposes and audiences
  • Demonstrated
    ability and experience in working both autonomously and collaboratively
    with relevant stakeholders
How to Apply:
All ideal candidates for this
position should submit your curriculum vitae, copies of your academic documents
and a cover letter in a sealed envelope, clearly indicating the position
applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope” to:
The Executive Director Center
for Health, Human Rights and Development Plot 833, Old Kiira Road, Ntinda P.O.
Box 16617, Wandegeya Kampala – Uganda, OR
Email to: clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line
of the email.
Deadline: 31st July, 2015 by 12:00 noon
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