Title of Placement Research Associate
Location   Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Duration   Eight months
Department   Institute for Educational Development
Instituition   Aga Khan University
Project Description   AKU-IED is initiating a number of research studies in East Africa. The Research Associate will provide research assistance to two, cross-country studies: Quality of teacher education in East Africa; and Social justice and equality in education with a focus on gender and the urban/rural divide. We are looking for graduates with a strong focus on education and a strong interest in educational research. Since the context is a very difficult one, we are looking for someone who takes initiative, can manage her/his time effectively, and has some experience doing research. The research teams will comprise faculty from AKU-IED,EA as well as faculty from the Universities of Calgary and Cambridge
Responsibilities   The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Assist with data collection in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as well as from key documentary sources on the web
  • Assist in data input and analysis
  • Assist in writing reports
  • Provide administrative support to the research teams, e.g. coordination of field visits and management of data
  • Literature review
  • Enrolment in a Master's programme with a concentration in a Social Sciences field
  • Proficiency in MS Office, excellent academic literacy (ability to read and write academic papers, literature reviews), excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English language
  • Experience in a developing country is desired but not essential
Expected Project Outcome   Contribution to two large-scale research studies in teacher education in East Africa

The selected intern will be provided with furnished accommodations as well as a living stipend to cover minimal daily expenses. All visa processing costs will also be covered.

Please note that air travel is not covered by AKU, the students should have a minimum access to savings for the duration of this internship.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Programme Coordinator at aku.iip@aku.edu.


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