Anthropologist/Sociologist, USAID/Uganda Learning Contract

Job Locations UG-Kampala
Monitoring and Evaluation
Regular Full-Time
Close Date


The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program, also referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity expected to start in mid-2018. QED will help USAID/Uganda strengthen its performance and, to a lesser extent the performance of its Implementing Partners, in collaborating, learning and performing in order to fortify the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. This position is contingent upon award.


The anthropologist/sociologist will be one of four social scientists on the advisory team and will be expected to serve as a ready source of counsel to USAID/Uganda and IP staff on wide ranging issues using his/her vast expertise in origin, social and cultural development analysis. The anthropologist/sociologist will be responsible for:


  • Serving as a ready source of advice to USAID/Uganda and IP staff.
  • Increasing USAID/Uganda’s understanding of local economic context through rapid assessment, impact monitoring, ongoing research, and continuous dialogue with Ugandan thought leaders.
  • Coordinating with other project staff to provide a comprehensive local perspective to USAID/Uganda’s learning.
  • Drafting Statements of Work, assisting in team selection, arranging meetings and site visits, and deepening the work of visiting evaluation, analytic, assessment and activity design teams and individuals funded by USAID/Uganda.
  • Facilitating collaboration among Ugandan thought leaders.
  • Increasing USAID/Uganda’s thought leadership through media and events such as public speaker series, in purposeful ways to further open the enabling environment for the success of USAID/Uganda activities.


  • Deep passion and experience for international development in the Ugandan context.
  • An advanced degree in anthropology, sociology or another relevant social science field.
  • Understanding of USAID and development programming.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in substantive field research, monitoring and assessment in diverse cultural backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrable inductive and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Strong social perception and awareness.
  • Demonstrable ability to identify and respect local norms and practices. 
  • Complex problem-solving skills.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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