Research Analyst – Trade & Regional Integration (2 Job Opportunities) – 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:
·        
Conduct empirical trade and/or regional integration policy
research and analysis
·        
Actively engage in commissioned work for and on
behalf of the Centre
·        
Regularly participate in national trade and regional
integration policy forums
·        
Based on research findings and sound analysis, actively
contribute to national policy discourse
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Research Analysts must be Ugandans who possess Master’s
degrees by coursework & research in economics, with a strong bias in trade
and economic integration issues from a reputable University
·        
Working knowledge of external trade issues including
trading blocs such as the EAC and COMESA
·        
Working knowledge of international and domestic
trade will be an added advantage
·        
Strong training background in economic theory and
methods
·        
Proven ability to apply economic theory and methods
to investigate empirical issues
·        
The applicant must be abreast with current global
and national economic issues
·        
Computer literacy i.e. competency in the use of either
STATA, EViews, GAMS or GAUSS for data analysis
·        
At least two years’ experience in a reputable
institution/ organization
·        
Excellent writing skills
·        
High-level interpersonal skills
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Willingness and ability to work to tight deadlines in
a competitive environment
·        
Unquestionable 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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