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Friday, July 13, 2018

Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis Job at Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture ( RUFORUM ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis

Jobs at:
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Deadline of this Job:
30 September 2018.

Duty Station:

We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify competent individuals to fill the following posts: Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development & Implementation (DES PD&I); Technical Specialist, Youth Services Development & Community Engagement (TS YSD & CE); Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis (TS-PA); Technical Specialist, Research and Development (TS-R&D); Internal Auditor (IA); and Systems Accountant (SA). All the positions are based at the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.
RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation - AHESTI), which is being implemented through four Flagship Programmes. Visit RUFORUM website. Prospective applicants are advised to review the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy and the Five Year Operational Plan (2018-2022). The job roles and requirements of the posts are detailed below
Post: Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis
Job Role
Reporting to the Manager, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning. The Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis will perform the following roles:
  • Plan, design and conduct qualitative and quantitative research to identify issues or problematic areas in RUFORUM policies.
  • Develop policy analysis tools and instruments for conducting policy assessments and reviews.
  • Participate in the formulation and review of RUFORUM policies.
  • Support the resolution of policy issues.
  • Prepare policy analysis reports.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the implementation of RUFORUM policies.
  • Evaluate the outcome or impact of RUFORUM policies in respect of its strategic objectives and performance targets among others.
  • Conduct research, identify and make recommendations on policy gaps that hinder the effective performance of RUFORUM.
  •  Interpret policy and provide policy guidance to management.
Job Requirements
  • At least a Master’s degree in economics, public policy or relevant field.
  • Postgraduate diploma in public policy or policy formulation and analysis.
  • Five years’ experience of similar work in a reputable organization.
  • Ability to collect, analyse data and report or disseminate the required information.
  • Ability to design research or data collection tools and instruments.
  • Well-developed communication skills and ability to apply ICT software packages including SPSS (Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences), Stata, Tableau, Excel, etc.
  • Should be a team player and be able to work in a multi-disciplinary professional team.
  • Should be results oriented.
  • Flexible in work scheduling and ability to multitask
Terms and Conditions
These are regionally recruited positions which offer attractive remuneration packages. The positions are open only to Nationals of Member States where RUFORUM operates (See Map showing RUFORUM Footprint). The initial contract period will be for 3 years, subject to probationary period of six months. .
Job application procedure
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae (in pdf form), copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant’s Skype Address; daytime telephone contact should be sent online to our E-mail with the subject Appointment in RUFORUM followed by the Job title. For example “Appointment in RUFORUM: Systems Accountant”
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Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Closing date: 30 September 2018.
Note: Applications will continue to be received and considered until the right candidates are identified