Elnuk - Our client is an emerging think tank organization dedicated to using evidence-based approaches and tools in informing policy making. They derive their results from working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders in a bit to proactively contribute to critical society issues.
Their core areas of research and intervention include: Economy, Education, Global Health, Inclusive Development, Public Financial Management, Electoral Systems and Technology Solutions & Management.
The Research & Systems Strengthening unit of the think tank has a mandate to conduct thorough data driven research/studies and provide support to collaborators in study design methodology, sampling protocols, survey development, data collection, data management/analysis & research publications.
The RSS unit will also conduct internal assessments & evaluations of the organization projects to monitor progress and measure impact in line with overall organizational goals.
The Research Associate will work directly with the Executive Director to support various research activities across various disciplines.
Responsibilities will include but not limited to research proposal development, literature mapping & reviews, research writings & reviews, support research publications efforts and other research activities as assigned.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform excellently on this role, the candidate must be able to perform each of the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Conduct preliminary studies and other fact finding assignments to facilitate research activities.
Development of robust technical research proposal across multiple disciplines and subject matter that is of interest to the think tank.
Perform high quality, scholarly literature searches and/or systematic reviews of scientific literatures, including article retrievals
Uses creative strategies to comprehensively identify and clearly synthesize complex information about various research studies; develop publishable articles based on rigorous scientific evidence, policy issues, program evaluations.
Work on IRB applications, publication writing processes, identify appropriate Journals and follow up with submission process.
Maintain a database and calendar of relevant workshops and conferences; prepare abstracts, posters and presentations.
Position has no day to day supervisory duties but will be required to supervise ad-hoc field research staff from time to time.EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Minimum 5 years of academic or professional experience in research field.
Masters Degree from university in a Science/Social Science program; PhD degree will be a distinct advantage.
Strong writing skills (grammatically and creatively) and detail-oriented; ability to multi-task and complete time-sensitive tasks.
Must have knowledge of diverse literature, or an interest in learning about the various fields; preference for applicants with prior scientific writing experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Knowledge of research ethics and experience with IRB duties with evidence of previous research publications in reputable journals.
Must be able to work independently, with minimal direct supervision, and participate in check-ins via Skype/Hangout/Bluejeans with Executive Director.
Good learning ability, action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology
Oral and Written Communication Skills
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office suite, SPSS, STATA, Tableau etc
Online researching skills
Knowledge of proof reading and referencing
Knowledge of field-work implementation
Flexibility and working under pressure
Good computer skill
Planning and Organizational skills
Excellent time management skills
Knowledge Management and Learning
Shares knowledge and experience and contribution to the organization Programme areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
Ability to support top quality policy support services on education, economic and global health issues
Practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Good knowledge of education, economics and global health and current development issues particularly those pertinent to the organization.
Ability to assist in analysis of data, application of conceptual models, policy frameworks
Ability to assist in formulation and evaluation of development programmes and projects
Ability to support the RRS and apply relevant theories to carry out high-quality research
Management and Leadership
Focuses on impact and result and responds positively to critical feedback
Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Builds strong relationships with within and outside the organization
Key Performance Indicators:
Ensure adherence to schedule of work for publication within the stipulated time frame.
Evidence of high quality and scholarly writing
Accuracy of data and literature (both Primary and Secondary)
Strong data analysis capability using latest version of softwares and tools
Robust research writing skill and competence
Numbers of targeted vs accepted articles in a particular time frame.TO APPLY
Applicants should send their Application package in a single PDF file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The package should consisting of:
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with desired salary at the top left corner of the document
Soft Copy of academic publications
Note: Please note that applications that does not follow the method described above will be rejected.DUE DATE:
18 December, 2018