Job title: Research Fellow - Macroeconomics (2 posts)

Reports to: Senior Research Fellow

Age limit: 30- 45 years


Main Duties

  1. Undertake empirical analysis of macroeconomic issues
  2. Engage in commissioned work for and on behalf of the Centre
  3. Based on research findings and sound analysis, contribute to national policy discourse
  4. Mentor and coach Research Analysts

Requirements for the job:

  1. Minimum of Master’s degree by coursework & research with a strong bias in macroeconomics in Economics, Agricultural Economics or Statistics from a reputable University
  2. Recent graduates of doctoral degrees in (a) shall be added advantage
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to apply modern macro-economic theory and methods
  4. Strong analytical skills in macroeconomic modelling
  5. Abreast with current global and national macroeconomic issues
  6. A minimum of six years working experience in relevant reputable public or private sector institutions three of which should be in policy-oriented work
  7. Experience of successful management and leadership of a research team working on research projects
  8. Professional experience of working in reputable research or academic institutions
  9. Proven high level writing skills as primary author in published research papers, review etc.
  10. Excellent presentation skills
  11. High-level interpersonal and good communication skills
  12. Self-motivation and capability to work under tight deadlines in a competitive environment
  13. Evidence of publication of own written articles in either local or international journals
  14. Demonstrated ability to use STATA, EViews, GAMS or GAUSS for data analysis
  15. Unquestionable integrity


The Research Fellow position offers a contract for three (3) years, with a possibility for renewal subject to performance. Attractive and internationally competitive remuneration package including healthcare coverage is offered.

EPRC is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive package including healthcare cover. An application letter, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV); names and addresses of three (3) referees (at least one of whom must be from a current/former employer), and photocopies of academic documents should be sent to the email address: not later than Friday 27th January 2017, 4:00 p.m. East African Time. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Late applications will not be accepted.


Applicants must indicate clearly in the subject heading of their letter and email which position they are applying for.