JOB AT The Institute of Policy analysis and Research : Research Fellow : ( Deadline : 2 January 2019)
TERMS OF REFERENCE TO RECRUIT RESEARCH FELLOW
The Institute of Policy analysis and Research (IPAR -Rwanda) is a fast growing indigenous, independent and not-for-profit Rwandan Institution. IPAR seeks to enhance evidence based policy making by conducting timely, relevant, high-quality, policy-oriented analysis and research.
It also promotes a culture of debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda.
IPAR is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated staff at the level of Research Fellow to be working in the new Poverty Advisory Group (PAG-Rwanda).
A.The Researcher’s role
Desired Profile of the Research Fellow
Duration of Contract
To work in a team to ensure IPAR’s poverty related research output is of quality, timely, relevant and high impact,
To design, lead and deliver research programmes, consultancy assignments, projects and policy briefs on the topic of poverty, that contribute to meeting IPAR’s core objectives,
To provide leadership in research project management: developing sustainable means to ensure that IPAR’s poverty research is quality assured, submitted to rigorous deadlines, and that budgets are properly designed and managed,
To develop funding proposals on poverty and drive the organization’s ability to access new and diverse funding sources
To contribute to building the public profile of the organization, and especially the Povety Advisory Group by creating opportunities to participate in various forms of dialogue with public, not-for- profit, private and donor stakeholders and by public speaking and contributing to print and broadcast media
Highly motivated research professional, with at least a Master in Economics or its equivalent from a top-tier university, and with at least 5 years of relevant research experience in a think-tank or active policy research Institute. A PhD would be an asset.
Self-starting and entrepreneurial individual with a firm understanding of poverty policy analysis and how to influence the policymaking process
Record of high quality research output on poverty demonstrable by publications in prestigious outlets including high quality journals, policy documents and newspapers
Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods related to poverty issues
Strong and demonstrable research administration and budget management skills
Experience of undertaking a similar role in a public policy research institute or think tank
Fluency in English is essential, working knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda is an added advantage
Highly numerate, with strong skills in micro-economic and statistical analysis, with expertise in statistical software (e.g. SPSS, STATA) very desirable
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
Qualified women are encouraged to apply
Reports, proposals, and articles written as needed
Budgets that area developed and adhered to
Presentations of research findings made to policymakers, media, and other public audiences
Funding adequate to support research operations
Detailed documentation and a database for all work performed
Deadlines for research projects met within established time frames
The research fellow will report to the Director of Research IPAR. He/she will have responsibility for leadership of a research team of up to 12 research assistants.
Delivery expectations will be agreed upon with the research fellow when recruited. Regular progress reports shall be submitted on the agreed intervals to be specified at the beginning of the contract, with a strong focus on delivery. External reporting may also be required to IPAR’s board and funders.
The position is available from 1/1/2018 and the duration of the initial contract is 1year with possibility of renewal upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to successful candidate
HOW TO APPLY?
Short listed candidates will then be interviewed shortly afterwards. Should you have any further questions please send e-mail on [email protected] with “Research Fellow Recruitment” in the subject line.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Please consider not to have been shortlisted if you are not contacted by January 15th, 2019.