Social & Scientific Systems Research & Learning Technical Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Social & Scientific Systems Research & Learning Technical Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients.

Our research and support for domestic and international health programs enable policymakers, medical professionals, communities, and citizens to improve public health. Please join our dedicated staff of employee owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, wellbeing, and professional growth.

USAID/SITES is seeking to hire immediately a qualified Technical Specialist to provide technical support in areas of Research and Learning. The position is full time and located at the project site in Kansanga, Kampala with occasional travel to the field within the project’s operating area.


  • Develop and lead implementation of the SITES Research and Learning component of the project
  • Review and update the SITES learning agenda and its implementation
  • Provide leadership for Learning reviews involving SITES
  • Mobilize SITES teams and develop their capacity to mainstream Research and Learning
  • Work with SITES partners at national and regional levels to collaborate, learn and adapt learnings into routine work
  • Prepare and review research protocols and get them ready for IRB approval where necessary
  • Ensure that plans, including monitoring and evaluation plans of strategic stakeholders include aspects of learning within the guiding principles of the USAID/Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
  • Monitor the outcomes and impacts of Research and Learning and contribute to their incorporation into SITES reports to USAID
  • Coordinate the work of learning focal persons/specialists within SITES to ensure collaboration and adaptation of learnings within the analytics
  • Work within a matrixed team and collaborate with technical
    leads and Learning focal persons to implement collaboration and learning plans
  • Review and provide technical quality assurance/control of materials and approaches that SITES teams use to execute Research and Learning
  • Prepare relevant technical reports to contribute towards SITES reporting requirements
  • Prepare periodic progress reports for sharing with SITES management and USAID
  • Contribute to the technical briefs and internal SITES Think Tank to enrich technical discussions.


  • Masters Degree in Public Health or Social Science related field.
  • At least seven years post-graduation experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research
  • At least three years experience in communication for development and/or knowledge management
  • Availability to start work within less than 2 months
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Science writing and publication
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Public health data analysis
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and respond quickly to calls for data and analysis
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary research teams
  • Working knowledge of health and HIV programming
  • Experience working on US Government funded interventions

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Social & Scientific Systems Research & Learning Technical Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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