Senior Research Associate Non-profit Jobs – BRAC

Job Title:   Senior Research Associate   

Organisation: BRAC

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

BRAC is a global leader in creating large-scale opportunities for the poor. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, it is now one of the world’s largest development organizations, touching the lives of an estimated 138 million people in 11 countries across Asia and Africa. BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programs, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor. For more information, please visit BRAC’s website, Starting from a modest launch in 2006, Uganda is the site of BRAC is largest and fastest scale-up in Africa. BRAC in Uganda, is comprised of three legal entitles i.e. BRAC Uganda NGO; BRAC Uganda Bank Limited (BUBL) and BRAC Social Business Enterprise Uganda Limited (BSBE).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design research (both qualitative and quantitative), write project proposals, development research protocols, and secure Institutional review board (IRB) formalities.
  • Conduct 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 PIs
  • Make publication and policy briefs for external audience and advocacy
  • Manage multiple research projects with due action plans and budget tracking
  • 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.
  • Lead and facilitate grant and finance management of the projects
  • Presentation of the research at appropriate local, regional, national and international meetings and conferences
  • Work hand in hand with data manager and field team to ensure quality data and research protocols including data protection.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The position requires Master’s Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, or any other related subject. Bachelor’s degree can be considered only when at least 3 years’ of directly relevant experience is demonstrated.
  • Certificate in research methodology – study designs, data analysis is added advantage.
  • Successful candidate should also have interest in mixed methods of research.
  • Professional level experience and expertise in data analysis, interpretation of data, and good knowledge on at least one of the packages – STATA, SPSS, R, NVivo or Atlas.Ti are mandatory.
  • Knowledge of digital data management like ODK/SurveyCTO, recorders, is considered as value.
  • Capacity to manage the technical, logistical aspects of several research projects, and ability to write research proposals, reports, and publications.


NB: Persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, updated CVs and academic documents as one document addressed to the Head Human Resources by email to The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly when submitting. Only complete applications will be accepted, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 4th February 2022


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