18 Nov 2022

Intern: Research and Policy at UONGOZI Institute

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Job Description


UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public and private institutions.

As one of the core departments of the Institute, the Research and Policy Department plays an important role in enhancing the Institute’s philosophy of achieving sustainable development through competent leadership. It fosters the sharing of ideas and stimulates discussions on matters of socio-economic growth and sustainable development in Africa through high-level policy dialogues, action research, leadership memoirs, televised interviews, Resource Centre (library) and technical support.

Why join UONGOZI Institute?

The successful candidate will support the coordination of the Department’s activities, reporting directly to the Researcher(s).

This role exposes fresh graduates to research, knowledge and information tools, as well as marketing and administrative tasks. It involves:

Support the organisation of national and regional high-level policy dialogues, as well as research and technical workshops
Assist to conduct research to inform topics and themes for the high-level policy dialogues.
Assist to prepare relevant publications/materials for research and policy events.
Draft and dispatch letters to participants of various department’s events.
Update the clients database from research and policy events for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Support the Resource Centre activities, including exhibiting its resources during research and policy events, registering new members, and responding to queries from its users.
Duration and Work Schedule

The selected Intern will be provided with a three-month contract with the possibility of extension under certain conditions. Some assignments will involve travelling.

Who are we looking for?

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science or relevant Social Sciences field.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
Proficiency in MS word, Excel and internet search tools.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Candidates with research experience will have an added advantage.
Volunteer experience is preferred, although not required.

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Method of Application

Join our team by submitting an application via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz with the subject line “Research Intern” by 27 November 2022. The application should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees.







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