Research Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)

Job Title:    Research Officer

Organisation: Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Uganda National
Academy of Sciences (UNAS) is an independent, honorific, service- oriented
organization that provides evidence- informed advice to the government and
nation on matters of science, technology, innovation, and development. Founded
in October 2000, UNAS has been providing unparalleled service to government and
society as a whole on such matters as tobacco prevention and control, aid
effectiveness, country ownership of national development, malaria prevention
and control, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, biotechnology, education systems,
urbanization, immunization, and many more. UNAS is part of the Network of
African Science Academies (NASAC), and Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP), and has
bilateral agreements with other academies across the world.

Job Summary:  The Research Officer will be given the freedom
to work closely with Fellows of the Academy (members of the scientific
community who have been nominated and selected for their meritorious conduct
and scientific excellence to serve pro bono) on a wide range of issues relevant
to Uganda’s development. You will conduct extensive secondary research, work
with a wide range of stakeholders to shape consensus studies and convening
activities. You will be challenged to learn new approaches to thinking and
working in a dynamic organization that responds to key societal needs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a first and second degree in any field(s).

·       
A
minimum of three years of post-qualification work experience in a fast-paced
organization.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to write winning proposals.

·       
Excellent
IT Skills (MS Office Suite, Internet, Zoom, Skype).

·       
Demonstrated
English communication skills (written and oral), including donor stewardship,
preparing program reports, and public speaking.

·       
Excellent
organizational skills are essential.

·       
Ability
to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and work as a member of a dynamic
team.

·       
Demonstrated
strong analytical capability and problem-solving abilities.

·       
Experience
in monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage.

·       
Proficiency
in research methods, grant management, and scholarly writing.

Salary and Benefits: UNAS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV (or resume), a cover letter, and provide a minimum of
three professional references to unas@unas.org.ug addressed to the Secretary
General with title “Application for Research Officer Position”

Deadline: 11th March 2020 by 5:00 PM Ugandan
Time.

NB:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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