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Mid- to Senior- Level Anthropologist, USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program

Mid- to Senior- Level Anthropologist, USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program

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CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.


CAMRIS seeks an Anthropologist to provide support for the USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program.


The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program is a five-year activity expected to start in mid-2018. CAMRIS 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.


  • Serve as a ready source of advice and guidance to USAID/Uganda and IP staff.
  • Increase USAID/Uganda’s understanding of local context through rapid assessments, ongoing research, and continuous dialogue with Ugandan thought leaders.
  • Coordinate with each other to provide a comprehensive perspective to USAID/Uganda’s learning.
  • Draft SOWs for, help select, arrange meetings and site visits for, and deepen the work of visiting evaluation, analytic, assessment and activity design teams and individuals funded by USAID/Uganda.
  • Facilitate collaboration among Ugandan thought leaders.
  • Increase USAID/Uganda’s thought leadership through media, a public speakers series, etc., in purposeful ways to further open the enabling environment for the success of USAID/Uganda activities.


  • PhD in anthropology, sociology or equivalent social science training
  • Minimum ten years' professional experience working on application of behavior-based social sciences
  • Extensive background in and knowledge of ethnographic literature and cultures of East Africa and familiarity with contemporary African societies.
  • Experience in the application of qualitative methods including ethnography, in-depth interviews, and focus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across agencies, organizations and cross culturally with diverse teams.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.