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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Programs Director, Research and Knowledge Development Job at AfriChild - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programs Director, Research and Knowledge Development [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at: AfriChild

Deadline of this Job:
16th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
JOB DETAILS:
Post: Programs Director, Research and Knowledge Development
Location: Kampala, Uganda.
Role Overview:
To provide program management direction / leadership and guidance and ensure AfriChild's overall strategic objectives are met through leading on the research, innovation and knowledge development programs of The AfriChild Centre as well as generate and disseminate new knowledge and evidence relevant to AfriChild's mission..

Responsibilities:
• Formulate a robust research program with emphasis on the stimulation of new research designed to address the major policy issues being confronted by stakeholders, donors in line with AfriChild's mission.
• initiate, develop, implement, monitor and update an editorial policy for writing reports and memoranda in line with AiriChild's research agenda and best practices
• Develop and maintain a close and effective network of relationships and linkages with Universities, local and, international research and development organizations in line with the Center's mandate, vision and mission.
• Write and present policy papers at policy dialogue fora in line with AfriChild’s research agenda.
• Lead the Program/ Research team and Consultants, supervise, motivate, appraise and build the capacity of staff and lecturers in line with the organizational strategy and policies
• Coordinate and account for resource mobilization in the directorate in line with the AfriChild's fundraising strategy.
• Contribute to strategic decision making through Senior Management Meetings and support to the Board on request.
• Identify program-related knowledge needs for AfriChild, coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the AfriChild Knowledge Management Agenda.
• Coordinate planning, budgeting program development, implementation, review and evaluation processes in line with the AfriChild strategy.

Requirements:
• Advanced degree (PhD) in social sciences, humanities, development studies, public health or economics.
• At least 10-year related working experience in undertaking research and leading/advising research projects and programs in developing countries.
• First-hand experience of work with a programming organization in one or more developing countries.
• A solid track record of publications in peer reviewed journals, books, book chapters and other relevant publications.

Knowledge:
• Knowledge and experience in implementing and/or inter reting a range of analytical research tools and methods, both economic and social, as well as quantitative and qualitative data..

Job Education Requirements: Advanced degree (PhD)

Job Experience Requirements: 10 years

Job application procedure
Apply online on http://www.aikanhr1.com/careers/ not later than MONDAY, 16th SEPTEMBER 2019 at 5.00pm and also upload your CV/ resume in PDF or word format. Your CV/ Resume should include your contact information, nationality and 3 related references. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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