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Assistant Commissioner Research, Innovation And Policy Advisory-Ministry Of Public Service

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Minimum Qualification
Applicants should be Ugandans in possession of an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences; or Economics; or Business Administration; or Law; or Public Policy; or Development Studies; or Human Resource Management/Development; or Management plus a Masters Degree in any of the above fields from a recognized University/Institution. Additional Post Graduate qualifications in Policy Formulation and Analysis; or Applied Research; or Project Planning and Management; or Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.
Working Experience
Applicants should have nine (9) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which should have been served at the level of Principal Officer in Policy and Planning; or Research and Development; or Human Resource Management/Development; or Training management in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization and a proven track record of undertaking policy research, monitoring and evaluation and consultancy activities in a reputable public or private sector organization.

Responsibilities

-      Contributing to development of a policy framework for policy research and innovation within the Public Sector in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Service and other key stakeholders;
-      Developing effective research and consulting approaches and procedures for use in both public and non-public sector projects of Civil Service College Uganda;
-      Developing a systematic marketing strategy for consultancy service activities so as to encourage growth in the demand for consultancy services in order to impact the efficiency and effectiveness of development policy and organizational system;
-      Facilitating and coordinating the work of all the Departments within the Civil Service College Uganda by identifying consulting and research opportunities;
-      Developing information networks and fostering relationships with national and international research and consultancy institutions in order to improve the quality of consultancy services and research activities available through the Civil Service College Uganda;
-      Carrying out applied research and synthesizing research results and current knowledge and experience into policy and strategy papers;
-      Leading assessment of implementation of current policies and procedures for their effectiveness and relevance and providing policy advice to the Government authorities;
-      Linking national and international best practices and latest research results to the work practices of public institutions;
-      Developing a database of expert research teams who will be engaged as and when the need arises to support implementation of a specific research project;
-      Supporting development of research bids, including liaising with key funding agencies and assisting with the commissioning of collaborative research partnership projects;
-      Managing development, tracking and analysing of processes associated with the annual research plan and research register;
-      Supporting and/or coordinating research think tanks as a means of information-sharing and discussion about topics of strategic research interest and research outcomes in conjunction with other research partners;
-      Managing approvals, monitoring and reporting of externally conducted research in Civil Service College Uganda supported institutions;
-      Leading development and regular maintenance of research, innovation and consultancy databases as well as website information;
-      Raising innovation consciousness and innovation capacity within the Uganda Public Service;
-      Assisting Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs) to conceive, plan and implement innovations;
-      Providing consultancy services and advice on organisational and institutional reforms and facilitating the process of Public Service reform and modernization;
-      Acting as a Liaison Officer for Civil Service College Uganda’s customers in the matter of consulting services to be delivered by the Civil Service College Uganda;

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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