EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE POSITION OF RESEARCH FELLOW AND ASSISTANT RESEARCH FELLOW.

    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) is an independent policy research institution based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. ESRF was established in 1994 to respond to the growing need for a research think tank with a mandate to conduct research for policy analysis and capacity building. The Foundation’s primary objectives are therefore to undertake policy-enhancing research, to strengthen capabilities in policy analysis and decision making, as well as articulate and improve the understanding of policy options in government, the public sector, the donor community, and the growing private sector, and civil society.

    The key themes or core research areas at ESRF are compliant to the Tanzania Development Vision 2025, the Five Year Development Plan and East African Community Development Strategies. The themes covered by ESRF are: Inclusive Growth, Employment and Industrialization; Governance and Accountability; Globalisation and Regional Integration; Social Service Delivery and Social Protection; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; and Knowledge Management and Innovation.

    The Foundation promotes public understanding of economic and social conditions as well as public policy issues. It carries out policy research, capacity development and promotes dialogue on policy issues by engaging both public and private sector stakeholders through online and offline discussions.

    Given the increased demand to research and articulate various policy and strategic issues, ESRF seeks to recruit experienced, competent, self-motivated and dynamic Tanzanians for the position of RESEARCH FELLOW AND ASSISTANT RESEARCH FELLOW.

    1. RESEARCH FELLOW

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Holder of PhD degree preferably in Economics or any other discipline in Social Sciences, with a minimum of 5 years experience of research in policy studies. He/she should have attained six units of publications/consultancy reports of which at least two should have been published in recognized scholarly fora.
    • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrates ability in coordination and administering research/consultancies.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

      Undertake research on a given field as may be assigned by relevant authority.
    • Carries out research studies on various issues/topics both in public and private sector.
    • Participates in a team to undertake policy analysis for ESRF’s clientele and establishes good working relationships with clients.
    • Develops fundable research proposals.
    • Participates in synthesizing and translating research work into practical uses.
    • Assesses policy issues and understands how they relate to other areas of economic policy.
    • Develop a habit of reading widely in order to acquire new knowledge, skills and information.
    • Prepares policy and strategy papers.
    • Carries out other duties as may be assigned by his or her seniors from time to time.

    2. ASSISTANT RESEARCH FELLOW

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Holder of Master's degree preferably in Economics or any other discipline in Social Sciences with a minimum of three years experience of research in policy studies. He/she should have attained at least two units of publications/consultancy reports of which at least two should have been published in recognized scholarly fora.
    • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrates ability in coordination and administering research/consultancies.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Carries out assigned functions in a team-oriented environment.
    • Researches and analyses policy related issues in specialized areas.
    • Analyses the quality, consistency and appropriateness of data services.
    • Prepare standard, system-generated reports.
    • Interprets and present statistical information in tables, charts and graphs.
    • Compiles, checks and organizes data from a variety of sources; reconciles conflicting or inconsistent data; transfers data to computer; creates and updates data files; and maintain a computerized data bank.
    • Reviews economic reports and papers.
    • Liaises and collaborate with Government and other research institutions for the purpose of collecting data and exchange information.
    • Writes articles and chapters for publications in newspapers, journals and other publications.
    • Actively participates I dissemination workshops for research and consultancy outputs.
    • Develop a habit of reading widely in order to acquire new knowledge, skills and information.
    • Participates in reviewing work of junior researchers.
    • Performs all other duties as may be assigned by his or her seniors from time to time.

    Salary: Attractive salary as per ESRF Salary Scheme.

    How to apply: ESRF is an equal opportunity employer. Send your application, a detailed CV, certified copies of your certificates and transcripts, your telephone number, email and three referees with their emails, postal addresses and telephone numbers to:

    The Executive Director,
    Economic and Social Research Foundation,
    P. O. Box 31226,
    51 Uporoto Street, Ursino Estate,
    DAR ES SALAAM

    You can also send electronic copies of your application to jobs@esrf.or.tz

    For more details on ESRF, please visit www.esrf.or.tz

    Deadline: Applications should reach the Foundation on or before 15th February, 2017.


    Last updated on 2017-01-24




ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)