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Research Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  • Master’s degree in any of the following areas: Education, Economics of Education, Education Psychology, Applied Statistics, Sociology of Education, or related disciplines.
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in education research or education policy analysis setting.
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
  • Experience in conducting field research in education and managing research teams.
  • Experience in engaging policy makers with research evidence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and at least one African language.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Develop study tools on topical issues in education and skills development, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection;
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field team;
  • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality;
  • Mobilize and sensitize education and/or youth empowerment stakeholders about research projects;
  • Participate in the development of research proposals, with a focus on education and/or youth empowerment;
  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects;
  • Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers especially on key issues in education and training systems in Africa;
  • Carry out policy analysis on specific issues in education and/or youth;
  • Prepare regular field and project reports;
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with relevant education and/or youth audiences; and
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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