DEPARTMENT : POLICE DIRECTORATE
JOB TITLE : SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER
GRADE : G
NUMBER OF POSITIONS : TWO (2)
RESPONSIBLE TO : CHIEF RESEARCH OFFICER
Under the general supervision of the Chief Research Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the design of data collection instruments, administer data collection instruments, supervise data analysis and provide training for Research Officers.
1.0 Designing of Data Collection Instruments
1.1 Determines data collection instruments to ensure relevant data capturing.
1.2 Field tests data collection instruments to ensure clarity.
1.3 Reviews data collection instruments to incorporate changes.
2.0 Administration of Data Collection Instruments
2.1 Assigns Research Officers to administer data collection instruments.
2.2 Supervises data collection process to provide advice in time.
3.0 Supervision of Data Analysis
3.1 Decides on data to be captured for analysis.
3.2 Examines preliminary reports for correction.
3.3 Interprets data to ensure understanding.
3.4 Prepares reports to facilitate informed decision.
4.0 Provision of Training
4.1 Runs in-service training for Researchers to improve their performance.
4.2 Recommends training of Research Officers to enhance their skills.
Education and Training
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences plus two (2) years’ experience in research field with proved record.
Must ensure value for money.
Error in the job might lead to incorrect decision making.
Equipment must be in good working condition to ensure safety of operators. Data and records must be well stored.
– Situational decision making will be necessary.
– Ability to solve work-related problems.
The incumbent will receive direct supervision from the Chief Research Officer. Dexterity is a necessity.
– Strong planning ability is required.
The incumbent must have excellent communication skills to use in communicating with different levels of personnel.
The incumbent may be required to represent the department in official meetings.
The job is mentally demanding Physical effort is required
Minimum emotional effort required
The incumbent’s advice has an impact in decision making Error on the job might lead to serious consequences
Must be prepared to work under pressure and long hours Must be prepared to work in unfavourable conditions No risk and personal security anticipated.
ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.
Applications on relevant forms of G.P 104 for serving officers and GP 103 for job seekers duly accompanied by completed appraisal forms coupled with certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, should be sent to:
The Principal Secretary
Ministry of Police and Public Safety
P.O. Box 866
They can be hand delivered to Human Resource Office, Ministry of Police and Public Safety, Avani Maseru – Office Block, Room 721 or 730 not later than 16th OCTOBER, 2020.