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Responsible to: The Secretary of State

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Purpose & Scope

The Principal Research Officer will work in close collaboration with the different departments of the Agency, as well as stakeholders; local and international.  His/her primary role is to conduct major research and provide advice on research initiatives and their impact on policies, as well as assist in the planning and development of policies within APDAR.   Secondly, the role also involves writing up timely reports and forecasting analysis as per statistical data and indicators.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to the following:

  • Plan and conduct research studies on specific aspects of prevention of drug abuse and rehabilitation;
  • Assess government strategy on prevention of drug abuse and draw up policies to support government strategies;
  • Assist in the development of research programmes and operational reporting templates to support policies and facilitate the acquisition of information in programmes;
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation methodologies of the various programmes;
  • Develop or design appropriate research methodologies, analytical techniques, scope, timelines and costs of any research projects for APDAR;
  • Actively contribute in the promotion of Drug Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation and strategically assisting in the coordination and development of the Secretariat’s assigned programs;
  • Assist in the evaluation of how policies affect the public, whether individuals, businesses or government agencies;
  • Carry out other relevant duties in conformity with the research


SB7 – SB9 plus allowances

Job Requirements


  • Presentation Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Ability to carry out complex research and lead group research

Entry Requirement:

  • Holder of relevant qualification in line with Research Studies

How To Apply

Interested candidates should Sign-up or login to apply now or please forward completed Application Forms; CV; Certificates and References to the following address:

Secretary of State

Agency for Prevention of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation

CT House Building

Zone 18, Providence

Or Email:


In order to increase your chances of a successful selection, kindly ensure that your application is complete and that all relevant information such as your qualifications have been provided with your application.   Otherwise, the Employer reserves the right not to consider your application for selection.

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