Research Analyst – Microeconomics Job Vacancy – Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

Organization: Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Research Fellow (SRF)
About EPRC:
The Economic
Policy Research Centre (EPRC) is Uganda’s leading economics research
institution. Its mandate is to provide research and other forms of analytical
support to Uganda’s development process. The Centre recently rebranded with the
intention to consolidate its relevance ad effectiveness in performing its
mandate by capitalizing on its national expertise to upscale its research and
policy influence activities within the region. EPRC uses resources from
Government of Uganda and Think Tank Initiative (TTI) under the International
Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The Research Analyst will carry out empirical economic
policy research and analysis
·        
Engage in commissioned work for and on behalf of the
Centre
·        
Based on research findings and sound analysis, significantly
contribute to national policy discourse
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Research Analysts should hold a Master’s degree
by coursework & research in economics, quantitative economics or related
economic field from a recognized university;
·        
At least two years’ experience in a reputable
institution/ organization
·        
Strong training background in economic theory and
methods
·        
Proven ability to apply economic theory and methods
to investigate empirical issues
·        
The applicant must stay abreast with current global
and national economic issues
·        
Proven ability to use either STATA, EViews, GAMS or
GAUSS for data analysis
·        
Excellent writing skills
·        
High-level interpersonal skills and good
communication skills
·        
Willingness and ability to work to tight deadlines
in a competitive environment
·        
Impeccable integrity
·        
Age: Below 35 years
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications, including detailed curriculum vitae; names and
addresses of three (3) referees (at least one of whom must be a current/ former
employer), and photocopies of credentials to this E-mail address:
eprc@eprc.or.ug
Deadline: Friday 16th October 2015 by
4:00 p.m
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