The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), established by the Equal Opportunities Act of 2007 is mandated to provide a framework for redressing imbalances, which exist against the marginalized groups while promoting equal opportunities for all.

The Commission is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant post declared below:

Public Service Form 3 (2008) should be submitted with the following attachments in triplicate: detailed curriculum vitae (one of the two referees should be the applicant’s employer or most recent employer), copies of academic transcripts, certificates and three recent passport size photographs. Handwritten applications are also accepted.

Applicants shall be requested to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews.

The application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Kampala, or can be downloaded from the Public Service Commission (PSC) website:, or at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Offices, Plot 7, Luthuli Close-Bugolobi. 

Applications should be addressed to The Secretary, Equal Opportunities Commission, P.O Box 27672, Kampala and submitted Not later than 29th June 2018 by 5:00pm. 

The post applied for, together with the job reference should be indicated on the right hand top corner of the envelope. While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

In case of any clarifications, applicants can call on telephone number: 0414 223 234

POST:                                    Principal Research Officer

REF:                                      HRM/EOC/1/18/18

SALARY:                                EOC2          

VACANCIES:                          ONE (1)

REPORTS:                              Commissioner Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

Key Results Areas.

    i.        Conduct equal opportunities situational analysis and define EOC research needs and priority  areas in line with National Development plan, strategic plan, research policies and guidelines.

   ii.        Develop  and implement  equal opportunities research proposals  in line with the organizational mandate, strategic plan, research  policies and guidelines.

  iii.        Develop  and implement  equal opportunities annual organizational and departmental research work plans in line with National Development plan, strategic plan, research policies and guidelines.

 iv.        Develop and implement a framework and strategies  for research data collection including the development of research tools and instruments in line with National Development plan, strategic plan, research policies and guidelines.

  v.        Develop  and implement strategies for managing filed research activities and data enumerators in line with EOC research policies and guidelines.

 vi.        Develop and implement a system for research data analysis and quality assurance in line with EOC strategic plan, research policies and guidelines.

vii.       Develop equal opportunities periodic research reports in line with EOC reporting requirements and guidelines.

viii.     Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the responsible officer.

Key Competences.

      i.        Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills

     ii.        Demonstrate competence in strategic planning and research methods 

    iii.        Demonstrate ability to cultivate strategic partnerships

   iv.        Demonstrate excellent communication and networking and negotiation competences with good understanding of Government operational regulations and policy

    v.        High level interpersonal, collaborative and cross-cultural skills

   vi.        Analytical and conceptual skills

  vii.        High level of integrity and transparency

 viii.        Ability to deal with competing demands

   ix.        Proficiency in computer and computer packages

    x.        Demonstrate hands on experience in managing projects

Qualifications and Experience.

A minimum of:

Honours Degree in Quantitative Economics, Statistics, Economics, Population Studies, Demography, Public Policy or Social Sciences or Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA) from a recognized Institution

A Masters’ degree in Statistics, Economics, Population studies, Demography or Development studies

A minimum of six (6) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which should have been served at Senior Research Officer level in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

The applicant should be Competent in Research and information management.