Publish What You Fund Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Publish What You Fund Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

  • Publish What You Fund is committed to enhancing the diversity of its staff team, and to promoting racial and gender equity in the workplace.

  • We particularly welcome applications from people of colour and other underrepresented groups.

    Key duties


  • Produce literature reviews drawing on academic and industry literature.

  • Conduct in-depth qualitative and quantitative research into funding for WEE. This will include desk-based research, key informant interviews, and survey data collection.

  • Contribute to the conceptualisation of WEE typology and data collection tools including
    KII questionnaires and country level funding surveys.

  • Undertake analysis on a range of specific issues and policies related to WEE, such as
    women’s financial inclusion, gender integration and women’s empowerment collectives.

  • Review transcripts, conducting thematic analysis and analysing large data sets.

  • Contribute to the development of the project’s advocacy strategy and stakeholder mapping.


  • Author and co-author a range of written documents including external policy briefs,
    blogs and research reports for different audiences, such as policy-makers, donors and
    programme practitioners.

  • Work with the broader team and in-country partners to communicate findings and
    policy recommendations in an accessible and engaging manner.

  • Present key research findings to a range of stakeholders in both written and oral form.
    General Administration:

  • Maintain large databases of qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Support the organising of meetings with country research teams.

  • Support the organising of research field trips.

  • Develop presentations and related materials ahead of events and advocacy engagements.

    Essential skills and experience

  • Degree in international development, economics, social sciences, international relations or similar field.

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a research role.

  • Demonstrable interest in gender equality, ideally focused on gender integration or
    women’s economic empowerment.

  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production
    of reports.

  • Expertise in analysing data using simple statistical software/functions, and experience
    with qualitative data analysis.

  • Experience in producing research outputs in a short period of time and for different

  • Clear and concise writing style, including the ability to consolidate information from a
    range of sources and describe research findings and analysis in non-technical language.

  • Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders – from private institutions to INGO and CSOs.

  • The ability to work on own initiative and ensure that work is delivered on time and to a
    high standard.

  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and timelines.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and with cross-cultural competence.

  • Fluency in English.

    Desirable skills and experience

  • Knowledge/experience of working with/researching gender equality funding

  • Knowledge/experience of gender equality advocacy

  • Other working proficiency language skills a bonus

    How to Apply

  • Please send your two-page CV and a one page covering letter to: In your cover letter please explain clearly how your
    experience meets the essential criteria and indicate where you are based. Please include
    WEE Research Assistant Application in the subject line.

  • The deadline for applications is 12th October 2020 at 9am.

  • We will review applications on a rolling bases and encourage candidates to submit their
    applications early.

  • Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

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