Jobs at Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)


The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) is an independent policy research institution based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. ESRF was established 1994 to respond to the growing need for a research think tank with a mandatory to conduct research for policy analysis and capacity building. The Foundation's primary objectives are therefore, to undertake policy-enhancing research, to": strengthen capabilities in policy analysis and decision making, as well as articulate , and improve the understanding of policy options in government, the public sector, the donor community, and the growing private sector, and civil society.
The key themes or core research areas at ESRF are compliant to the Tanzania, Development Vision 2025, the Five Year Development Plan and East African. Community Development Strategies. The themes covered by ESRF are: Inclusive Growth, Employment and Industrialization; Governance and Accountability; globalization and Regional Integration; Social Service Delivery and society Protection; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; and Knowledge Management and Innovation.
The Foundation promotes public understanding of economic and society III conditions as well as public policy issues. It carries out policy research, capacity building and promotes dialogue on policy issues by engaging both public and private sector stakeholders through online and offline discussions. It also widely; disseminates the results of research and discussions through publications and posting on its websites: http://www.esrftz.org, www.tzonline.org and www.taknet.or.tz.'
Given the increased demand to research and articulate various policy and strategic issues, ESRF seeks to recruit experienced, competent, self-motivated. and dynamic Tanzanians for the position of SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW.

Required Qualifications and Experience,

• Holder of PhD degree in Economics, Sociology or any other related: discipline with a minimum of 10 years’ experience of research in. policy studies. He/she 'should have attained ten units of publications Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities

• Designs and implements all stages of a project and prepares the final product/report.
• Produces research output of publishable quality.
• Disseminates research results including practical applications and analytical methodologies through seminars, workshops, working papers
• Reviews and evaluate ESRF research implementation performance.
• Guides, mentors, coaches, supervise and co-ordinate junior researchers doing work on the various projects.
• Designs policy options and proposes solutions
• Develop a habit of reading widely in order to acquire new knowledge skills and information.
• Participates in dialogue with Government and clients.
• Proposal writing.
• Publishes research output in local and international journals.

Salary: Attractive salary as per ESRF Salary Scheme.


ESRF is an equal opportunity employer. Send your application, a detailed CV certified copies of your certificates and transcripts, your telephone number, email and three referees with their emails, postal addresses and telephone numbers to:

The Executive Director,
Economic and Social Research Foundation,
P. O. Box 31226,
51 Uporoto Street, Ursino Estate,
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