Jobs at The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

Job Title: Research Coordinator

The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) in partnership with her development partners – University College London, UK- has secured funds to implement Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) impact evaluation research project in Uganda. The project aims at designing a model of impact evaluation for Community Based Rehabilitation for Disabled People (CBR) and an evaluation toolkit for use in diverse contexts globally.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Clearly communicate and coordinate with the UCL research team (Mary Wickenden and colleagues) in all matters by email/Skype in a timely fashion, through submission of verbal and written reports on activities, (weekly at minimum, and immediately (within the day) for any exceptional circumstances that may arise.
  • Communication and coordination with the Kayanga District CBR programme officers and staff about field work activities (e.g. details about timings, information for and recruitment of participants, transport, venues, networking with local stakeholders etc.)
  • Arrange meetings with boundary partners(local CSOs, DPOs, service providers) and families with disabled members in a noble, professional and dignified manner
  • Take lead in the organisation and running of fieldwork activities, including group meetings, focus groups, individual interviews and other participatory activities (e.g. mapping, ranking, rating etc.)
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The Research Coordinator must hold a Postgraduate degree or post graduate diploma in relevant subject: e.g. community development, social work, sociology, anthropology, disability or development studies, health or education professions
  • Practical experience of carrying out an academic research project in a relevant subject
  • Significant experience of quantitative and qualitative data management
  • Prior experience of working in a non-discriminatory and equitable way in relation to gender, disability, age or other factors
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Good Language skills
  • Post graduate level of English in reading, writing, understanding and speaking
  • Fluent and able to translate to and from Luganda and English
How to Apply for the job:
All those with a penchant for humanities are requested to send their cover letters, copies of academic transcripts and resumes to the: Executive Director, NUDIPU, P.O.BOX 8567 Kampala, Uganda OR: Physically drop them to the; NUDIPU offices on Plot 530,Bukoto-Kisaasi Road, Tel: 0414 540179
NB: Please clearly mark the application envelopes by indicating a position applied for. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline:  23rd January, 2014

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