Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Uongozi Institute Job Vacancies, Research & Policy Specialist

Research and Policy Specialist

Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam
Industry: NGO
Minimum Qualification: Masters
Minimum Experience: 10 years

The Research and Policy Specialist will coordinate and supervise implementation of research and policy dialogue programs, ensuring that these programs are of the highest quality standard. The Research and Policy Specialist reports to the Chief Executive Officer.


The duties and responsibilities of the Research and Policy Specialist shall include the following:

Support the CEO in developing new projects and policy ideas as part of the Institute's future research and policy dialogue programs.

Manage and deliver high quality and policy relevant research and policy dialogue programs.

Disseminate research projects through written reports, media articles, blogs and presentations.

Engage with stakeholders including government, farmer organizations, development partners, the private sector, the voluntary sector, academia and the media to support and inform on UONGOZl institute’s research and policy dialogue programs.

Represent UONGOZl institute at seminars, conferences and other public events as well as events run by partner organizations.

Monitor and keep the team informed of external policy developments relevant to the Institute's research and policy dialogue programs.

Work closely with other HODs on the road maps and plans to support implementation of UONGOZl institute’s Strategic Plan.

Help to institutionalize collaborative programming with UONGOZ institute stakeholders and implementation partners.

Provide guidance to and manage work output of the Researchers and Policy Analysts within the department, and contribute to their performance reviews and planning for their continued professional development.

Participate in a collaborative team environment with dynamic project settings.

Embrace results measurement approaches to all projects undertaken for effective donor reporting.

Develop and submit funding proposals for the purposes of resource mobilisation.

Prepare and submit required reports.

Any other duties as requested by the CEO.


⦁ Excellent communication skills

⦁ Knowledge of research methodology

⦁ Analytical and problem solving skills

⦁ Strategic thinking skills

⦁ Ability to meet tight deadlines

⦁ Ability to lead and work in a team

⦁ Ability to deliver results


i) Master's in social sciences or related discipline with at least 10 years of experience in a similar position with leadership experience.

ii) Strong background in local and international environment, and knowledge on how private and government systems operate.

iii) Excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience of using a range of research techniques.

iv) Thorough knowledge and understanding of public (social and economic) policy processes and proven project management skills and

experience in designing, managing and delivering high quality outputs on time.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate,

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

An application with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including email and phone details.

Contact details for three referees.

Scanned/certified copies of certificates.

Your application must be received by 23rd March, 2018 using the address below:

Chief Executive Officer,


Plot No. 62, Msasani Road, Oysterbay.

P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


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