VACANCIES AT RTINAFASI ZA AJIRA / KAZI RTI INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA, MAY 2017
RTI International is accepting applications from qualified staff for an anticipated project funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) entitled, Understanding knowledge systems and what works to promote science technology and innovation in Kenya. Tanzania and Rwanda." The duration of the project is expected to be approximately 18 months.
The purpose of the project is to research and propose a practical and context-specific knowledge system concept for Kenya. Tanzania and Rwanda that is informed by international evidence of what works in innovation and research systems. The project will also propose practical actions and recommendations for effective investments in science, technology and innovation by these countries and their partners.
We are accepting expressions of interest (CV/Resumes) for the following positions:
The Principal Investigator (PI) will provide scientific and technical leadership as well as programmatic oversight. She/he will ensure scientific rigor and quality of all research, data collection, analysis and report writing undertaken as part of the project; Supervise the technical and analytical work of the three co-Pls and ensure the analysis, reports and recommendations that result from each project activity are technically sound, clear and practical. Qualifications: PhD in Political Science, Public Administration, Research Methodology, or related field; at least 15 years of progressive experience in the design and oversight of complex, multi-country research studies related to knowledge management, political economy analysis and related fields; Supervisory experience particularly of researchers and consultants; demonstrated success managing against programmatic and financial targets and deliverables; lnternational expertise and academic standing in the knowledge sector area with a focus on science, technology and innovation; Experience working in East Africa (EA) and established relationships with EA academic institutions and STI entities; Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are required; Proven track record in building successful relationships with government counterparts, research institutions, donors, partners, and other stakeholders; Must be fluent (writing and speaking) in English. Swahili and/or Kinyanruanda language skills a plus.
The Co-Principal Investigator (Co-Pl) for Tanzania will provide scientific leadership as well as programmatic direction for project activities in Tanzania. Qualifications: Master's level degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Research Methodology, or related field. Candidates must have at least eight years of progressive experience in the design and oversight of complex research studies related to knowledge systems, political economy analysis, science, technology, and innovation investment, or related fields. 'Existing relationship with an academic institution, think tank or research institute in Tanzania. Demonstrated knowledge of the broad array of institutions and actors involved in the knowledge sector in Tanzania. Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are required. Excellent writing, editing, research, and presentation skills in English. Proven track record in building successful relationships with government counterparts, research institutions, donors, partners, and other stakeholders.
To Apply; please email cover letter and CV to RTIEmployment@rti.org by June 5th, 2017 Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. Please do not attach copies of certificates. We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI International does not use any agencies to facilitate requirement nor does it charge any fees to applicants throughout the recruitment and selection process.
Source: The Guardian 19 May 2017
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