Job Title:        Youth Researchers (USAID Uganda Jobs)

Organization: QED Group, LLC

Project Name: USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program

Duty Station: Northern Uganda

About USAID/Uganda MEL Program:

The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program, also referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity that supports the USAID Mission’s Program and Policy Development office. USAID/Uganda contracted QED to implement this program, which provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) support services and aims to increase USAID/Uganda’s capacity to implement a Mission-wide Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach.

About QED:

The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Job Summary: The Youth Researchers will support the USAID/Uganda and local partners to access, organize, and draw conclusions from available local data sources.  The researchers will be charged with collecting district level data in the northern sub-regions of West Nile, Acholi, and Lango. Researchers will act as intermediaries for preliminary information gathering, by working with district officials, specifically district planners, and also working with the USAID Learning Contract. The researchers will be trained and managed by the Learning Contract. However, after training researchers will be expected to work independently in their assigned sub regions. The researchers will be expected to assist the Learning Contract with a variety of research related tasks in support of Regional Stakeholder Platforms and other tasks as assigned.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Collect data at the district level
  • Work closely with local government officials, specifically District Planners, to access data
  • Input, organize, and analyze data
  • Coordinate with the Learning Contract to support Regional Stakeholder Platform meetings
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned

Job Parameters:

  • Researchers will assist Regional Stakeholder Platforms as non-staff, but will receive an allowance
  • Researchers should be affiliated with a university, or research-related institution
  • Researchers will receive training but will operate independently and relocation will not be supported

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidates for the Youth Researcher job vacancies must hold University degrees and/ or proven strong research experience
  • Strong skills in data collction and use of statistical analysis packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability, resourcefulness, and initiative to identify and gather relevant data
  • Ability to work with local government officials and development partners to achieve stakeholder goals
  • Strong time management skills
  • Local language skills are an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Northern Uganda context
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,  expressing interest to with the subject line as “ATTN: Consultancy Opportunity (USAID/Uganda Youth Researcher – Northern Uganda.”

Deadline: 12th May 2017 by 5:00pm

USAID Uganda Jobs –  Graduate Youth Researchers



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