Uganda: Partnership/Grants Associate and Knowledge Manager

Organization: BRAC
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 28 Apr 2017

Career with BRAC International

With over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 138 million people, BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organisation.

BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of tools including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalysing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:

Partnership/Grants Associate and Knowledge Manager

Key Responsibilities:

BRAC has partnered with the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a development research hub headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley. CEGA is a network of 70+ US and Canadian academic researchers using rigorous field trials, behavioral experiments, and tools from data science to measure and maximize the impacts of economic development programs throughout the world. Together, BRAC and CEGA have created a pilot “Collaborative” program that helps BRAC researchers design and implement field evaluations, and then feed the results back into program delivery. CEGA benefits from this collaboration through access to experiment with innovative programs and rich datasets derived from such interventions. The Partnership/Grants Associate and Knowledge Manager will serve as a focal person for this collaboration by:

  • Maintaining the day-to-day activities under the collaboration;
  • Serving as its point person from BRAC International to communicate and implement operational decisions reached in discussion with the project lead and partners; and
  • Serving as the knowledge and quality manager for IERC in all BRAC International countries.

  • As a partnership/grant associate, major responsibilities include:

a. Conduct day-to-day activities under the collaboration such as maintaining communication with counterparts at CEGA, UC Berkeley, update Project Lead on progress of various developments;

b. Track adherence to project goals and activities set in collaboration with the project lead and partners; and

c. Lead in carrying out major activities such as workshop events, etc., in consultation with the project lead.

  1. As the knowledge and quality manager, major responsibilities include:

a. Track and ensure quality (mainly language and presentation) of all completed research manuscripts conducted by IERC teams across BRAC International countries;

b. Lead and facilitate the implementation of an internal peer-review system in consultation with Director, IERC;

c. Edit the manuscripts to produce working papers and research briefs upon advice from the Director, IERC; and

d. Managing the development of IERC web page and its maintenance on a regular basis.

e. Track and disseminate information on upcoming conferences of interest to IERC members

  1. Assist the Director, IERC and the Project Lead in other activities not listed above as and when required.

Person Specifications:

· Excellent command over both spoken and written English and the ability to edit research manuscripts;

· Excellent oral, facilitation, and written communication skills;

· Well versed in development discourse, especially in developing country/African context;

· Have a basic understanding of development research and impact evaluation;

· Ability to work with and coordinate large multi-country and multi-cultural teams; and

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Power point.

Educational Requirements:

Masters from a reputable international university/institute concentrating on International development, economics, development studies, education or public health

Experience Requirements:

Two years post-masters experience in the development sector. Preference will be given to candidates with some managements and/or editorial experience in the fields of international development, economics, development studies, education and/or public health. Experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder projects will be an asset during the selection process.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to apply online through careers.brac.net or email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 21/17 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: April 28, 2017

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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