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Friday, November 30, 2018

Head of Operations-Research & Evaluation Unit Job at Brac Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Head of Operations-Research & Evaluation Unit 

Jobs at:
Brac Uganda 

Deadline of this Job:
9th December, 2018. 

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 29th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

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 it countries across Asia and Africa. For more information please visit BRAC’s website,

BRAC UGANDA, Research & Evaluation Unit.
The Research and Evaluation Unit supports BRAC in designing development programmes, assessing progresses, documenting achievements, and undertaking rigorous evaluations of its interventions, which cover diverse dimensions of development including microfinance, agriculture, education and health. The Research and Evaluation Unit works with development and academic partners to evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate what works and does not work in development, and to scale up successful projects. The unit is looking for qualified individuals to fill up the vacant position.
Job Title: Head of Operations-Research & Evaluation Unit
Location: Country Office

Purpose of the Position:
To plan, implement, and report research projects in coordination with project managers, principal investigators, donors, and accounts.

Core Roles and Responsibilities
  • Maintain workflow of research projects and coordinate with respective research teams on updating of task completion and deliveries.
  • Contribute in project development and grant writing.
  • Develop update research implementation protocols and oversee adherence to the protocol.
  • Make monitoring framework for interventions and their results and Coordinate with project managers and others for donor reporting (description and budget).
  • Synchronize data quality and data management protocols as well as Oversee procurement of all types of assets and technologies.
  • Assess staff capacity and initiate staff development initiatives as well as Coordinate visitors, interns, and international travels.
  • Prepare research summaries and periodic update and also coordinate and contribute project proposal writing and publications.
  • Coordinate budget plan, expenditure rates, and reporting by accounts department and also supervise proper stock management of equipment and assets of research teams.
  • Communicate and represent BRAC research at internal and external stakeholders and also Promote compliance of BRAC values and administrative disciplines (policies)
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics or any other related subject.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in research and evaluation, project management, research communication, developing and implementation of research protocol, or research capacity on related issues.
  • Good knowledge skill in mix methods of research implementation — quantitative, RCT and qualitative.
  • Strong management experience and ability of establishing institutional systems
  • Demonstrated experience of managing human and financial resources for delivering research projects
  • Experienced and skilled in data analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Knowledge of digital data management like ODK/‘Survey GTO.
  • Staff management, multiple grant management, and strategic planning.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills tor a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of others in a team.
  • Experience in managing relationships with external partners, both from donor and academic comunities
Job application procedure
Applicants should send their Application & CV (In one Word document) by email to . The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly.
All applications should be addressed to:
The Manager, HR &Training,
BRAC Uganda, P.0. BOX 31817, Kampala, Uganda.
Only soft copy completed applications will be accepted & only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: Sunday 9th December, 2018.
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer