RESEARCHER - Feinstein International Center

Tufts University

Posting Title : RESEARCHER - Feinstein International Center
Requisition Number : 1834
City : Kampala
State/Province : Kampala
Zip code : 02111
Job Description-Overview :

** This is a part time grant funded position with a limited appointment for May 2014, with the possibility of extension located in Uganda.**


The Center's goal is to develop and promote operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the livelihoods of people living in crisis effected and marginalized communities, impacted by violence, malnutrition or loss of assets. We work globally to understand the causes and effects of marginalization, famine, conflict, and forced displacement and with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.



In November 2010 the ODI, Tufts/FIC, Save the Children and The Center for Poverty Analysis (the consortium) became the winning bid for the DFID Research Programme Consortium (RPC) on Livelihoods in Fragile States (hereafter Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium / SLRC).


The position is designed to support research design, carry out field based research, as assist with analysis, write-up and presentation of findings, as well as represent the SLRC Uganda project in meetings within Uganda and the region, as requested by Dr. Mazurana.This Kampala based position requires working closely with Dr. Mazurana, Dr. Maxwell and other lead consultants as requested by Mazurana and Maxwell, and FIC Administrative and Finance Director and administration support team.The funding for this near full time position (60% time) is for one year with a possible extension in future years.

Job Description - Requirements :

Basic Requirements:

  • 5-7 years related experience.

  • Masters Degree in international relations, humanitarian studies, social sciences

  • Microsoft Office Suite Skills

  • Fluency in Luo and English (spoken and written), a minimum of 5 years field experience in northern Uganda, demonstrated ability to design and carry out studies that collect sex and age disaggregated data and use gender and generational analyses for interpretation, appropriate research skills including quantitative and qualitative research skills, excellent public presentation skills, ability to organize and run workshops and briefings, ability to manage complex tasks, and the ability to interact with donor agencies and represent the project at high levels. Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of the conflict and its effects on the population of northern Uganda, and the cultures of the ethnic groups of the region a must. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. with or without accommodation.
    Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:

A desire to work as a member of a team of academics and practitioners which embraces multidisciplinary approaches and methods; ability to interact with donor agencies, research partners, and field partners; excellent organization skills; and ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries. Experience with N-Vivo (or similar programs), SPSS, and STATA is a plus.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Employee will work a varied schedule with frequent travel for field work, workshops and administration nationally and internationally.  


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