ACTS Research Assistant Jobs

The Research Assistants will coordinate and support work under the air quality project under the Climate Resilient Economies Program. They will provide technical input as well as preform administrative functions.

Specific Responsibilities

The Research Assistants will work under the Climate Resilient Economies (CRE) program. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Data collection in Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Support design and implementation of activities under the project
  • Assist in technical writing and reporting on the project
  • Developing and following through with work plans
  • Assist in convening project meetings, policy dialogues and dissemination workshops.
  • Attending project meetings
  • Communication with the project team and other stakeholders
  • Perform any other research, capacity building and policy-related duties as may be assigned. 

    Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc in environmental science, air quality, earth science, environmental health or a relevant natural or social science degree.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: air quality, climate change biodiversity and natural resource management and energy issues
    2-4 years’ experience in relevant research.
  • Experience in project management will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English (for both Research Assistants) and additional fluency in Amharic for the Addis Ababa based Research Assistant.
  • Knowledge of additional UN language(s) preferably French is an added advantage

    Key Competencies

    Should demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical
    skills and writing ability 

  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement skills
  • Good networking and partnership skills 

  • Ability to multi-task across research and corporate function
  • Stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

    Reporting to: Research Fellow, Climate Resilient Economies Programme

    Contract duration: 12 months

    Remuneration: Based on academic qualifications and experience

    Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disability (PWDs) are encouraged to apply

    How to apply

    Application Details

    Application deadline: 6th July 2018
    Please send your application including a motivation letter, an updated CV and three references to the Human Resource Manager, ACTS at

    For more information and job application details, see; ACTS Research Assistant Jobs

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