Research Assistant

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • A Master’s Degree in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Research and Development Studies, Economics, and other related disciplines;

  •  At least two years relevant experience in research, project management, monitoring and evaluation;

  •  Strong skills in research data analyses and report writing;

  •  Strong skills in Statistical Computing; and

  •  Fluency in English, written and spoken. Proficiency in French will be an added advantage.

Personal Attributes

  •  Good character

  •  A Self-starter with a strong desire to learn

  •  Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player

  •  Ability to work as part of a team

  •  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to desk studies, literature reviews, data analysis and report writing as may be assigned by Supervisors;

  •  Organize and undertake fieldwork and case studies as may be assigned by Supervisors;

  •  Keep up to date with developments in STI policy issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods;

  •  Assist the research team to manage existing research programs and projects;

  •  Assist in developing proposals and fundraising for projects/programs;

  •  Assist the Training and Research Manager to organize meetings, workshops, and seminars for the institution;

  •  Maintain accurate computerized and manual files and records for ATPS research programs/projects; and

  •  Participate in dissemination and training workshops organized by the ATPS.

Delegation of Responsibilities for this position will be as follows:

  •  80% time to be spent in research and program activities

  •  20% time to be spent in fundraising activities

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