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Research and Policy Officer

  • Location: Nyarugenge
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Listed: October 3, 2016 5:09 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired


Right Seat is a Human Resource Firm based in Kigali that was established to support organisations to achieve their business goals through strategic human resource management.


Right Seat is a talent management company that connects professionals to their matching interests across all industries in Rwanda. Right Seat is currently looking for interested and relevant candidates to the vacant positions, for one of their clients Aegis Trust.

Aegis Trust is a British NGO, founded in 2000, which campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide and it has been working in Rwanda since 2004.Aegis Trust manages the Kigali Genocide Memorial on the behalf of the Government of Rwanda and is implementing a program called Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda (ESPR).

Detailed Job Description

Job Title: Research and Policy Officer

Reports to: RPHE Research and Policy Manager

Position Type: Full time

Location: Kigali/Rwanda

Responsibilities and duties

1. Coordinate and administrate the process of commissioning research papers and policy briefs

Identify and annually re-adjust of research themes for the Call for Research proposals
Formulate the call for research proposals in cooperation with the RPHE Director and Manager
Design and annually re-adjust the selection process where necessary (criteria, team diversity, timeline etc)
Coordinate/administrate the commissioned research selection process for advisors and ensure all the correspondence with including for the collection of their advice on appropriate journals to propose the papers to
Actively participate and assist in the advisory process for selected authors
Conduct research on a topic in post-genocide reconstruction, if interested and if there is time
2. Curate and continually update Genocide Research Hub

Identify relevant research materials to be continually uploaded to the Genocide Research Hub
Curate the Genocide Research Hub, moderating and quality-assessing (with the RPHE Director and Manager) research materials that are submitted by its members.
Ensure that relevant calls for proposals, events, Aegis research papers and Aegis policy briefs are uploaded to the Genocide Research Hub as appropriate
Write regular email bulletins to the membership of the Genocide Research Hub
Work with the Aegis team to continually publicise the Genocide Research Hub and grow its membership
Write blog posts for the Genocide Research Hub reviewing or comparing relevant research, with profiles of researchers or policy-makers, or reviewing events attended, if there is time

3. Coordinate and administrate the publication and dissemination of the RPHE research papers and policy briefs

Work with the RPHE Director to identify relevant academic journals to propose to authors for the publication of their papers
Work with the RPHE Director and RPHE Manager to identify and communicate with appropriate audience to receive online and printed papers
Work with the RPHE Director and RPHE Manager to run research for policy seminars and other dissemination events for appropriate Rwandan policymakers and researchers
4. Implement a Monitoring and Evaluation system for the program

Apply existing M&E tools for all the program’s activities (Research papers commission process, Genocide Research Hub, Research for Policy seminars and other activities)
M&E data analysis and production of M&E reports
Coordinate the incorporation of lessons learnt from the M&E results into the program’s activities
Job Requirements and qualifications

A quality Masters’ degree in the Social Sciences (Development studies, Conflict management, Economics, Education,
Bachelor +2 to 3 years of experience in a similar position
Strong interest in peace building and post-genocide reconstruction
Strong interest in the connection between research and policy
Work Experience and Skills

Excellent written and spoken English
Excellent written and spoken French
Demonstrated ability to work at speed and hit deadlines
Excellent and conscientious team worker
Able to conduct simple qualitative and quantitative analysis for the purpose of M&E
Meticulous attention to detail
Administration and coordination experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Creative writing and flexibility
Succession plan and capacity building
Exposure to international networks
How to Apply

Send us your application file on: jobs@rightseat.rw not later than Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm Kigali time

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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