Research Assistant - National position

Closing date

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

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

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send an application letter stating their motivation for the job and a detailed curriculum vitae with at least three (3) referees to with a copy to

The deadline for the submission of the application is on Monday, 27 September 2021. Use the job title “Research Assistant” as the subject of your email when submitting your applications.

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