Jobs vacancies at National Forestry Resources Research Institute

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Duty Station: NaFORRI in Kifu, Mukono

Duties:
• Have over all responsibility for planning, coordinating and control of the procurement processes at the Institute
• Liaising with all users at the Institute to collect and consolidate their procurement needs and plans
• Handle all procurements of supplies, works and services within the approved thresholds
• Prepare Solicitation documents for the procurement requirements
• Prepare Local Purchase Orders and other contract documents for procurement of the requirements
• follow up of orders for supplies with Service Providers to ensure quality and timely delivery
• Prepare payment requests for service providers and follow up their payments with the Finance Unit
• To participate in bid evaluations
• To liaise with the NARO main Procurement and Disposal Unit on all matters relating to procurement
• To liaise/work with the Institute Sub-Contracts Committee on procurements and in particular those that fall within the approved thresholds and to ensure compliance with the appropriate guidelines
• Consolidate and prepare all monthly procurement reports for the Institute,
• To ensure proper and safe record of all procurement documents
• To ensure that all procurements are carried out efficiently and within the available budget
• To ensure that all procurements or all requirements comply with the PPDA Act guidelines and procedures and relevant funding agencies,
• Carry-out any other duties as may tie assigned by the Director of the Institute

Reporting:
Functionally and administratively, the incumbent shall report to the Institute Director.
Technically he/she shall report to the Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit based at NAROSEC Entebbe

Qualifications and experience:

An Honors degree in Procurement OR B.Com/BBA/B. Sc with at least a Certificate in Procurement and Logistics management from a recognized institute,
• Proven practical training in PPDA/World Bank Procurement
•Guidelines/procedures in a government PDE
• Membership of CIPS will be an added advantage.

Age limit: 25-35years
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Human Resource and Administration Officer- Employment In Uganda

Job Title: Human Resource and Administration Officer.
Salary Scale: UR5 (i)

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic human resource management plans and budgets.
• Coordinating the recruitment and selection process and preparing submissions for staff appointments.
• Monitoring the performance evaluation of staff under¬going probation in order to determine their confirmation in employment.
• Developing, coordinating and implementing effective strategies for improving workplace relations in order to gain employee commitment and improved morale.
• Overseeing the implementation of an effective human resource management information system for monitoring, tracking and evaluating employee activities.
• Assessing training needs of staff as well as developing and implementing on the job-training programmes.
• Overseeing the overall administrative aspects of the institutes for smooth running of the institute.
• Performing any other duties assigned to you by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should possess a good degree in Social Sciences with a bias in Sociology, Social Administration, Social Work and Administration, Business Administration. Five years experience in human resource gained from a reputable institution. Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage. Tenure of Office: Four years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Age: Candidates should not be above 40 years of age.
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

New Jobs Vacancy- Administrative Assistant/ Secretary

Job title: Administrative Assistant/ Secretary
Salary scale: UR6

Tasks and Responsibilities;
• Responsible for providing effective secretarial support and performing routine clerical and administrative functions of drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining files as well as synchronizing and updating the Director's office diary
• Providing information to callers and visitors, typing letters and reports as well as filling and retrieving documents
• Maintaining communication channels between the office of the Director and other departments as well as external organizations and individuals
• Preparing notes, correspondence and reports in accordance to instructions
• Operating word processing and reprographic machines and equipment to produce reports and make copies
• Responding to telephone inquiries, giving information to callers and routing calls to appropriate officials and also placing outgoing calls
• Receiving official visitors and walk in customers by ascertaining the nature of business and directing them accordingly
• Receiving, sorting, recording and distributing mail, general correspondence and documents to appropriate officials
• Scheduling appointments and screening requests for meetings, synchronizing and updating the Director's appointments
• Preparing both local and international itineraries, confirming travel, freight and hotel reservations
• Locating and attaching appropriate files to correspondence or queries as well as organizing tiling and retrieval systems
• Overseeing the proper maintenance, storage, retrieval of files and documents in order to ensure that they are accessible and secure
• Organizing meetings and conferences and accurately recording proceedings of various deliberations
• Monitoring and tracking the progress of various assignments and regularly updating the Director and other members of staff on organization deadlines and problems
• Ensure maintenance of buildings/compound premises, office rooms, comfort rooms, office premises and office equipments
• Maintain personnel records of all the institute staff and deal with matters related to personnel management
• Assist in organizing and preparing logistic support for meetings/ workshop/conferences including assisting in the supply of utilities, water, power supply, telecommunication services, etc.
• Maintain secrecy and confidentiality of the office of the Director
• Performing any other duties as assigned to you from time to time by the Director or designated supervisor

Minimum Qualifications
• Diploma in Secretarial Studies. Must have top keyboard and transcription speeds: (Typewriting 50 wpm and shorthand 100 wpm)
• Proficiency in using word processing and other computer software packages, including use of the e-mail, the internet as well as local and wide area network systems
• Three years progressive experience gained in a busy executive office

Age limit: 25-35 years
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

New Jobs for Technicians in Uganda

Job Title: Technicians
Salary scale: UR6

General Tasks and Responsibilities
• Offer technical services and support to assist scientists in running and maintaining research activities
• Assist scientists in formulation of experiment proposals, designs and layouts
• Assist scientists in collection of data
• Assist scientist in analysis of data
• Participate in technology dissemination - demonstrations, public workshops, exhibitions
• Maintain field and laboratory equipment
• Training client in relevant technologies

Minimum Qualifications
• At least a Diploma in Forestry, Chemistry/Biology/Computing or equivalent, BSc Forestry, Degree in Laboratory Science Technology and added advantages
• At least 3 years experience in technical research support

Age limit: 25 -35 years
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Sawmill Technician Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Sawmill Technician

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Run the research sawmill
• Maintain the sawmill in good condition to ensure high recovery
• Keep records of the sawmill operations
• Training clients in sawmilling

Minimum Qualifications
• At least a certificate in sawmilling
• Trade certificate in sawmilling and logging
• Good knowledge with sawmill operation and specific experience with KARA sawmills
• Minimum of 3 years in sawmill operation
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Laboratory Technician Job Vacancy- Soil/plant chemistry/biology/pests and diseases

Job title: Laboratory Technician: Soil/plant chemistry/biology/pests and diseases

Reports to: Lead Scientists on soil/plant/chemistry/biology/ pests and diseases

Overall Purpose:
Independently employs a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures in soil/plant/chemistry/biology/ pests and diseases to plan and conduct research studies and to promote findings on soil, plant pests and diseases management and utilization technologies for agricultural production. Routinely contributes to scientific research in partnership with thematic multi-disciplinary research teams as well as national, regional and international collaborators to develop new or improved technologies, systems, methods and policies aimed at increasing agricultural productivity, eradicating poverty and promoting conservation as well as sustainable use of natural resources.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
• In collaboration with researchers, support and conduct research in soil/plant/chemistry/biology/pests and diseases following specified research methodology
• Carry-out laboratory preparation, testing and analysis of soil, plant tissue samples, including pests and diseases
• Observing quality control procedures and good laboratory practice
• Performing soil/plant/pests and diseases analysis for detailed survey and management purposes
• Organising and processing of laboratory data in spreadsheets prior to detailed analysis
• Directing fellow technical staff in soil/plant/chemical/biological analysis for survey and management purposes, including periodic review of methods
• Participate in research studies on better management aspects of different soils/plant/chemical/biological depending on their characteristics, for improved crop yields
• Regular servicing and maintenance of laboratory equipment, including trouble shooting
Generic Tasks:
• Participating in the formulation of strategic management plans for the research institute including development of annual work plans and budgets
• implementing integrated research projects based on the thematic multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
• Contribute to the development of broadly based statistical and observational models for monitoring, evaluating and controlling the research process
• Operating and maintaining laboratory equipment to conduct research, gather and analyse data
• Preparing analysis reports as well as other documentation for publication and dissemination
• Contributing to recommendations and conclusions from research findings which serve as the basis for planning and decision making
• Maintaining an inventory and operations of the soil testing and plant analytical laboratory, research equipment and laboratory facility as well as chemicals, apparatus and instruments
• May be required to perform miscellaneous job-related tasks as assigned

Key Competencies:
• Broad understanding and knowledge of chemistry/biology including use of modern analytical equipment, methods and procedures
• Comprehensive knowledge of plant/chemistry/biology concepts and theories
• Ability to utilize and maintain advanced scientific equipment and facilities
• Knowledge of research and survey methodology, including the principles and procedures of conducting research
• Ability to use independent judgment to adapt and modify research concepts and approaches to specific projects
• Knowledge of soil/plant/chemistry/biology science and current technological developments and trends including scientific research principles, practices, and protocols
• Ability to utilize basic computer and statistical techniques and applications to analyse laboratory data
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
• Ability to provide training, technical guidance and leadership to multi-disciplinary teams from diverse backgrounds

Minimum Qualifications:
• Hold an A-level certificate with good principal pass in chemistry/physics/biology
• Hold a Diploma in laboratory science technology majoring in chemistry/biology
• Have basic knowledge of handling and maintaining laboratory equipment
• Good computer skills
• A degree in laboratory science technology and experience in. working in a soil and plant analytical laboratory will be added advantages
• A degree in laboratory science technology and experience in working in a soil and plant analytical laboratory will be added advantages
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Horticulture Jobs Vacancies in Uganda

Job title: Horticulture

Duties and Responsibilities:
• In collaboration with researchers, support and conduct research in raising and growing young tree plants in the greenhouses and nurseries
• Carry-out greenhouse preparations, tests and analysis of plant material and tissues
• Perform soil/water relations and requirements for various trees species and development stages
• Regular servicing and maintenance of greenhouse and nursery equipment
• Participate in formulation of strategic management plans for the research institute including development
• In collaboration with researchers, support and conduct research in soil/plant/chemistry/biology following specified research methodology
• Carry-out laboratory preparation, testing and analysis of soil and plant tissue samples, observing quality control procedures and good laboratory practice
• Performing soil chemical analysis for detailed survey and management purposes
• Organising and processing of laboratory data in spreadsheets prior to detailed analysis
• Directing fellow technical staff in soil/plant chemical/biological analysis for survey and management purposes, including periodic review of methods
• Participate in research studies on better management aspects of different soils/plant/chemical/biological depending on their characteristics, for improved crop yields
• Regular servicing and maintenance of laboratory equipment, including trouble shooting

Minimum Qualifications:
• Hold an A-level certificate with good principal passes in biology and chemistry
• Hold a Diploma in Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and biological sciences
• Good computer skills
• A degree in horticulture, agriculture, forestry, biology and working experience in horticulture will be an added advantage
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Carpenter- Carpentery Jobs in Uganda at National Forestry Resources

Job title: Carpenter
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain carpentry workshop and machinery
• Make office furniture and construction repairs at institute
• Train clients in carpentry
• Disseminate timber use technologies to clients
• Prepare wood specimens for shows and laboratory tests
• Design handicraft from none wood forest products

Minimum Qualifications:
• Masters crafts certificate
• Advanced certificate in carpentry and joinery
• Experience and knowledge of working with heavy duty carpentry machines
• Specific knowledge in joinery and modern wood working finishes
• Able to interpret designs and drawings
• Minimum of 3 years experience from a busy workshop
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Job Vacancy for a Saw Doctor in Uganda

Job Title: Saw Doctor

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain various machinery in the saw doctor's workshop
• Maintenance of various types of saws and machines
• Toothing of various blades
• Gulleting of various saws
• Organize equipment for sawmill to produce good quality timber

Minimum Qualifications:
• Certificate in saw doctoring
• Trade certificate in saw doctoring
• Good working knowledge of maintenance forestry tools, equipment
• Good knowledge of appropriate technology
• Minimum experience of 3 years in saw doctoring in a busy workshop
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

Job Vacancy for a Tool Operator in Uganda

Job Title: Tool Operator

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operate and maintain road and logging machinery and institute vehicles
• Reading and interpreting engineering designs
• Training of clients in operating machinery
• Participate in testing and demonstration of forest engineering machinery
Minimum Qualifications
• Certificate in relevant tool operating
• At least 3 years experience in a busy organization
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Application Procedures:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving a day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the under-listed address not later than 5:00 pm 29th November 2010. Applications should quote the post applied for on both the application and the envelope.

The Director
National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI)
P.O. Box 1752, Kampala

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