2 Senior Research Officer Job Opportunities – Ministry of Education and Sports

Job Title: Senior Research Officer (2 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Ministry of Education and Sports

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reference: HRM 48/272/01


About US:

The Ministry of Education and Sports (MES), is a cabinet-level ministry of Uganda. It is mandated “to provide technical support, guide, coordinate, regulate and promote quality education, training and sports to all persons in Uganda for national integration, development and individual advancement”, according to the website of the ministry.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Research Officer for performing the following duties:-

  • Applying a range of research techniques to gather relevant information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews;
  • Undertaking thorough and comprehensive literature reviews and adopting best practices in conducting education related research;
  • Developing electronic education databases to gather and analyze learning data, in conjunction with other dimensions of quality such as context, teaching and learning environment, and learner characteristics and learning outcomes;
  • Collating and analyzing data using mathematical, statistical and analytical models to find patterns that may improve the education sector and inform policy making;
  • Compiling information drawn from the data to help managers see the business value, prepare communications, such as reports and presentations, to provide insights on what the data reveals to facilitate decision-making;
  • Designing methods and strategies to capture, store and manage educational data (school data on student attendance and achievement, teacher attrition and absenteeism, and resources, information on teachers’ classroom practices and contribution to student outcomes, and on their own performance as rated by supervisors;
  • Collecting and analyzing data on demographics, learner preferences, educational needs and business habits in the education and sports sector;
  • Examining data and running simulations to identify patterns that may reveal future trends in the education and sports sector;
  • Assisting in formulation of Policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures for research and development in the education and sports sector;
  • Collecting data from various sources, including internally from workers with specialized knowledge on issues that need solutions. For instance, gaps in student achievement and service provision, data helps to identify underserved and underperforming groups.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences; or Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA); or Public Policy; or Law; or Economics; or Quantitative Economics; or Statistics; or Development Studies from a recognized University /Institution Possession of a Masters Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in any of the above fields from a recognized University/Institution will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience, at the level of Research Officer in Policy and Planning related department; or Research and Development in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 6th June 2022


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