Thursday, November 13, 2014

SOCIAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST (SHORT-TERM CONSULTANT)

SOCIAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST (SHORT-TERM CONSULTANT)


Purpose:
Under the project Maximizing the Development Impact of Extractive Resources, the East African Institute seeks to recruit qualified men and women to carry out interdisciplinary policy-oriented research on Kenya’s nascent extractive sector. The objective of the project is create a platform for building a shared understanding and common vision among key stakeholders and aims to re-cast natural resources as a boon and potential engine for national and local economic growth rather than an object of narrow political, economic squabbling or arena for agitation for indigenous entitlement
Key Responsibilities:
1. Undertake a stakeholder mapping, detailing, interest in extractives, power dynamics and relative influence
2. Examine and evaluate livelihood transformation strategies and explore the potential for impact investment, which could lead to poverty reduction in resource rich communities;
3. Develop and deploy an appropriate criteria for assessing the capacity of local business to leverage local content opportunities in oil/gas sector;
4. Identify and prioritize capacity needs for communities and local government, who are likely to receive huge revenue inflows without much preparation.

Qualifications:
A master's degree a social science related field, preferably sociology or political science. Strong skills in qualitative and quantitative research are critical. Proven report writing and oral presentation capability are highly desirable. Other desirable attributes include multitasking, strong orientation to detail and ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to The Recruitment Manager, Aga Khan University Hospital on hr.recruitment@aku.edu not later than 26th November 2014.  Applications by email are preferred quoting the position as the subject.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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