Research Technician Job Vacancy at NARO in Uganda

Job Title: Research Technician
Tasks and Responsibilities
• Prepare for and conduct planting, field maintenance, data collection and harvesting
• Assist in computer related activities and provide support for breeding and field testing activities
• Supervise and train tempolary employees
Required Skills/ Experience:
• Diploma in Agriculture related discipline
• Certificate of training related to field operations will be an added advantage
• Previous experience in trial planting




How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed CV giving day time telephone numbers of 3 referees as well as copies of professional certificates and transcripts to

The Director
National Crops Resources Research Institute
(NaCRRI)
P.O box 7084, Kampala

Deadline: 12th March 2012

Jobs at NARO in Uganda- Research Assistant

Job title: Research Assistant for AGRA project
The alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, an African-led organization that is supporting and working with National Agricultural research Organization to catalyze development and adoption of new crop technologies
Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Prepare for and conduct planting, field maintenance, data collection and harvesting
• Assist in computer related activities and provide support for breeding and field testing activities
• Supervise and train temporary employees
Required Skills
• BSc degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Plant Breeding, Horticulture or related fields
• Possession of masters degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
• Basic understanding of farm equipment maintenance



How to Apply:
Intrested persons with the above requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed CV giving day time telephone numbers of 3 referees as well as copies of professional certificates and transcripts to

The Director
National Crops Resources Research Institute
(NaCRRI)
P.O box 7084, Kampala

Deadline: 12th March 2012

NARO Uganda Jobs Vacancies- Entomologist

Job Title: ENTOMOLOGIST (1 Position) USAID-Feed the Future
National Agricultural Research Organization is implementing a public-private partnership project with international, regional and local institutions on water efficient maize for Africa (WEMA).


Job Description: National Agricultural Research Organization is implementing a public-private partnership project with international, regional and local institutions on water efficient maize for Africa (WEMA). The project aims to improve food security and rural livelihoods among small-scale maize producers in Africa by developing drought tolerant-hybrid maize varieties. This Project is funded through African Agricultural Technology Foundation by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Howard Buffet Foundation. Feed the Future initiative of USAID is also supporting NARO to improve food security, health and nutrition. NARO is seeking for dynamic scientists and technicians to implement project activities under the cereals program at the National Crops Resources Research Institute as follows:-
Preferred Skills: Task and Responsibilities:

* Design entomology trials and collect, analyse and on-farm research trial data


* Develop and implement farmer participatory research methodologies


* In collaboration with breeders, develop maize inbred lines, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties resistant to stem borers and post harvest pests (maize weevil and larger grain borer)


* Develop appropriate crop pest management technologies that are gender responsive


* Technically backstop breeders in insect resistant research


* Offer training to farmers, extension personnel, and other interested parties


* Developing grant proposals to secure funding for conducting specific research programs in line with the institute’s strategic management plan


Required Skills/Experiences:

PhD in entomology or associated disciplines. Applied knowledge of experimental design, management of field trials, and field breeding operations. Experience in insect rearing and use in screening for resistance in lab and fieldbased crop research. Excellent computer skills and experience with SAS, GENSTAT, or other statistical software


How to Apply:
Intrested persons with the above requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed CV giving day time telephone numbers of 3 referees as well as copies of professional certificates and transcripts to

The Director
National Crops Resources Research Institute
(NaCRRI)
P.O box 7084, Kampala

Deadline: 12th March 2012

Jobs at NARO in Uganda- Plant Breeder

Job Title: PLANT BREEDER (Maize) WEMA & PLANT BREEDER USAID-Feed the Future
National Agricultural Research Organization is implementing a public-private partnership project with international, regional and local institutions on water efficient maize for Africa (WEMA).


Duration:

Job Description:

National Agricultural Research Organization is implementing a public-private partnership project with international, regional and local institutions on water efficient maize for Africa (WEMA). The project aims to improve food security and rural livelihoods among small-scale maize producers in Africa by developing drought tolerant-hybrid maize varieties. This Project is funded through African Agricultural Technology Foundation by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Howard Buffet Foundation. Feed the Future initiative of USAID is also supporting NARO to improve food security, health and nutrition. NARO is seeking for dynamic scientists and technicians to implement project activities under the cereals program at the National Crops Resources Research Institute

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Designing plant breeding strategies for the short and long term goals and objectives.

Contribute to develop research objectives, design, and data analysis to achieve the desired objectives.

Conducting participatory evaluation and breeding for desirable traits

Coordinate, and evaluate performance trials, breeding nurseries, and experiments

Contribute to effective communication and synergy between the desired maize trait and the general breeding program.

Collaborate with multidisciplinary research team

Assist with the coordination of research activities, e.g. guide research assistants, technicians and students.
Preferred Skills: Required Skills/Experiences:

PhD in plant breeding and genetics, or closely related disciplines with a strong background in plant breeding, genetics, field based research, statistical analysis, molecular biology and molecular marker applications. Proficiency with database applications, data analysis and spreadsheet software.


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand written applications together with detailed CV giving day time telephone numbers of 3 referees as well as copies of professional certificates and transcripts to

The Director
National Crops Resources Research Institute
(NaCRRI)
P.O box 7084, Kampala

Deadline: 12th March 2012

Jobs at International Organization for Migration in Uganda

Job title: Qualitative Researcher (Consultancy), kampala
Closing Date: Monday, 05 March 2012

VN 02/02/012

Position Title Qualitative Researcher (Consultant) Number of Positions multiple Duration of Assignment Six months Duty Station Karamoja, Uganda Starting Date As soon as possible.

Background Information – Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking in Uganda

The project entitled, "Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking in Uganda" ("CRTU") aims to bring about a coordinated response to human trafficking in Uganda with a predominant focus on so-called "Karamojong Street Children". Extant knowledge of push factors primarily from the Bakora region of Karamoja include relative disarmament of the region compared to surrounding neighbours, local-level conflict and insecurity, in particular cattle raiding, as well as underlying poverty and food insecurity.

The project outlines a humane and orderly reception and case management approach based in Kampala working with an existing civil society actor along with on-the-job training and direct set-up assistance for the Ministry of Internal Affairs' "Office for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons". Based on IOM's regional and worldwide expertise in counter-trafficking and case management, individual cases will handled directly from reception, through to return home, and socio-economic reintegration assistance. The data gathered throughout these processes will be used in order to incrementally build a detailed profile of human trafficking in Uganda with a view to more targeted programming and referral to investigative authorities for surveillance, detection, and prosecution.

In the second year of the programme an emphasis on communities of return and evidence-based approaches to addressing the drivers and causes of human trafficking will be embarked upon. Through iterative assessment in the field, reinforced by case management of client information, the CRTU will design and implement Uganda's first ever Victims of Trafficking Database. This database will be the focal point for IOM's cooperation with MoIA's Office for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons both in Kampala and with other stakeholders in the field through the establishment of working joint monitoring hubs in Karamoja.

General Functions:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer and in close coordination with the Lead Researcher and Counter-trafficking Project Officer, and under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission, the Qualitative Researcher will contribute to developing a clear understanding of factors contributing to human trafficking in source communities and transit centers by using qualitative data collection and analysis techniques. Such a function involves the training of study staff to conduct qualitative research, the conducting of interviews by the qualitative researcher, transcribing, coding, and analysis/reporting of qualitative data as described below.

The candidate will undertake the following tasks:

* Contribute to the design of qualitative studies including semi-structured interviews, key informant interviews, and focus groups in communities to provide a greater context for understanding push and pull factors leading to the outmigration of Karamojong children to urban centers.
* Conduct semi-structured interviews and key informant interviews as part of the data collection process
* Design a qualitative component in a household sample survey in order to assess push factors contributing to the outmigration of Karamojong children to urban centers.
* Analysis of qualitative data collected by caseworkers by means of consultation with clients.
* Using the methodologies above, conduct an analysis of social and community networks related to the transportation, recruitment, and harboring of Karamojong children for the purposes of exploitation in order to facilitate the proactive deterrence programs undertaken by the IOM CRTU.
* Assist with the identification of individuals, based on the social network analysis, who may be involved in the trafficking of children to further elucidate incentives for trafficking and trafficking routes and processes.
* Conduct a secondary analysis of victim-centered interview data from screening and consultations in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of clients' experiences of trafficking and reintegration.

Expected outputs:

* A preliminary qualitative report based on key informant interviews and focus groups on push and pull factors for outmigration to urban centers and a description of transit routes, deliverable by May 2012.
* A further substantive report on the role of community and social networks as well as household decision making responsible for outmigration to urban centers from Karamoja deliverable by mid-June 2012.
* An analysis of factors, by means of case-based data, contributing to the successful or unsuccessful reintegration of children returned to Karamoja and the contribution of program inputs deliverable by the contract's end.
* Ongoing training of the Data Analysis Unit on designing, conducting, coding, and analyzing qualitative data in the context of human trafficking.

Qualifications/Requirements:

* University degree in the social sciences, Human Rights, Law, International Development, Anthropology, Sociology and/or a relevant field
* Previous experience in qualitative data collection, management, and analysis
* Experience working in a team environment
* Proficiency with MSWord and MSPowerPoint
* Proven report writing experience using quantitative data analyses to develop comprehensive contextual analyses; and
* Ability to travel and work in challenging environments.
* Written and spoken fluency in English and Ngakarimojong essential.

Salary: According to education and previous work experience

Hire Type: Direct Hire


How to apply:

A detailed resume without a cover letter and not more than 4 pages should be sent to: hruganda@iom.int Please indicate the job title in your response.

Closing Date: 05. 03. 2012

Jobs at Invisible Children in Uganda

Job Title: Head of Office, Uganda
Closing Date: Thursday, 01 March 2012

Position Summary:

The Head of Office is responsible for leading ICU towards the successful execution of the organization's stated mission through the oversight and management of the strategy, design, implementation, evaluation, and daily functions of all operations in Uganda.

Invisible Children Background:

Invisible Children is a humanitarian organization dedicated to the protection of and increased quality of life for LRA-affected individuals in central Africa. Alongside these development efforts, Invisible Children educates and mobilizes activists on a global scale to advocate for constructive solutions towards an end to the LRA conflict. Founded in 2004, the organization is headquartered in San Diego, California, with program offices in Uganda and DR Congo.

Country Overview:

Invisible Children Uganda (ICU) Ltd. is a registered NGO in Uganda comprised of approximately 95 staff and three offices, with the operations base in Gulu, satellite office in Pader, and regional coordination office in Kampala. ICU Programs focus on improving the quality of life in post-conflict northern Uganda through increased access to quality education and innovative livelihood initiatives.

Reports to: Director of Programs, Central Africa (HQ).

Key Responsibilities:

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Ensure that all programs fit into the strategic plan for the organization, fulfilling the broader mission statement and specific program objectives.
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Ensure that all programs are properly planned and executed with quality, accountability and measured impact, and that all programs continue to be progressive in nature.
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Build and maintain structures that ensure proper segregation of duties between financial systems, general operations, and programs.
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Establish and oversee an annual operating budget and ensure grant compliance through appropriate fiscal controls and reporting.
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Maintain positive working relationships with NGOs, CBOs, the Ministries, local leadership, and civil society leaders in all areas of implementation.
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Provide regular reports to the office of the Director of Programs in the US and to the Regional Office in Kampala.
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Work with the Regional Ambassador to identify and secure new in-country fundraising opportunities.
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Oversee the strategy and implementation of a consistent and comprehensive M&E process to assess and guide future programming.
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Directly oversee ICU's executive management team; encourage, train, and build the capacity of all ICU management staff.
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Manage the security and safety of the team through the implementation of staff training and organizational systems.
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Host international donors, visiting delegations and staff from HQ and neighboring country offices.
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Value and encourage transparency and the use of media to capture compelling stories in northern Uganda to be shared with IC supporters around the world.
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Serve as a spokesperson for Invisible Children Uganda, liaising with local and international media as needed.

Qualifications:

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A minimum of 10 years of experience in international development and a demonstrated and sophisticated knowledge of nonprofit management, entrepreneurial leadership and business systems, including the ability to develop and implement successful programs.
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A minimum of 3-5 years experience supervising at least 50 staff, both international and national. Overseas field experience required; work experience in a post-conflict environment such as South Sudan, Mozambique, Angola, Liberia or northern Uganda is strongly preferred.
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Undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
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Demonstrated ability in managing complex international operations, including development and monitoring project and operational budgets; proven track record of maximizing project impact under strict budgetary guidelines.
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Strong background and experience with fundraising, with an ability to support country programs and regional staff in proposal development.
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Proven success in ensuring high-quality program outcomes in a developing country setting.
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Ability to interface effectively with headquarter counterparts and regional office leadership.
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Excellent organizational, diplomatic, written and oral communication s skills.
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Solid troubleshooting skills and sound judgment in dealing with implementation challenges.
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Demonstrated experience working in dynamic environment where changing priorities may require a high degree of operational flexibility.
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Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities.
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Strong team-building skills and demonstrated experience fostering positive interaction among a multi-national staff.
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Proficiency in MS Office suite and familiarity with Quickbooks.

Travel Requirements:

The Head of Office will be based in Gulu and will be expected to travel regularly in-country and at least once annually to the organization's US headquarters.

Benefits:

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Salary based upon experience of the position holder and length of contract
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Briefing at our headquarters in San Diego, California and full orientation in Uganda
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Comprehensive in-country medical insurance and global emergency rescue insurance
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In-country accommodations inclusive of compound and security services
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Annual leave with provision for regular R&R
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One flight per year to home country

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please go to www.invisiblechildren.com/jobs to apply online, and direct questions to jobs@invisiblechildren.com

Deadline:1st March 2012

Jobs at Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd- Plant Operator

Job title: PLANT OPERATOR. (3 Vacancies)

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited – Posted by The Uganda Jobs – Lugazi, Central Region, Uganda
Job Description

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited is part of Mehta Group of Companies and one of the leading producers of mill white Sugar in the Country. It’s located at 45kms on Kampala – Jinja Highway, just within the vicinity of Lugazi Town Council – Buikwe District.

PLANT OPERATOR. (3 Vacancies)
a) Qualification : Diploma in Food Processing and Technology/Industrial Chemistry.
b) Experience : 2 years in the manufacturing industry.


How to Apply

Handwritten application with a detailed C. V and photocopies of Academic Certificates/Testimonials, names and address of 2(two) referees, letter of recommendation from the previous employer and telephone contact should be
. submitted by post or direct delivery to the following address within 10 days from the date of this advertisement.

The Dy. G.M. Human Resources,
Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd;
P.O. Box 1- LUGAZI.
By-mail nixont@mehtagroup.com

Deadline; 6th March 2012

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd Jobs - Incharge

Job Title: ASST IN-CHARGE EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited – Posted by The Uganda Jobs – Lugazi, Central Region, Uganda
Job Description

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited is part of Mehta Group of Companies and one of the leading producers of mill white Sugar in the Country. It’s located at 45kms on Kampala – Jinja Highway, just within the vicinity of Lugazi Town Council – Buikwe District.

POST: ASST IN-CHARGE EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT (1 Vacancy)

a) Qualification : Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and

Management

b) Experience : 2 years in the relevant field.
How to Apply

Handwritten application with a detailed C. V and photocopies of Academic Certificates/Testimonials, names and address of 2(two) referees, letter of recommendation from the previous employer and telephone contact should be
. submitted by post or direct delivery to the following address within 10 days from the date of this advertisement.

The Dy. G.M. Human Resources,
Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd;
P.O. Box 1- LUGAZI.
By-mail nixont@mehtagroup.com

Lugazi Sugar Makes Life Sweeter

Deadline: 6th March 2012

Jobs at Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd- Laboratory Chemist

Job Title: LABORATORY CHEMIST

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited – Posted by The Uganda Jobs – Lugazi, Central Region, Uganda
Job Description

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited is part of Mehta Group of Companies and one of the leading producers of mill
white Sugar in the Country. It’s located at 45kms on Kampala – Jinja Highway, just within the vicinity of Lugazi
Town Council – Buikwe District.

POST: LABORATORY CHEMIST (1 Vacancy)
a) Qualification :BSc. in Food Processing and TechnologylMicrobiology.
b) Experience : 2 Years in the Manufacturing industry


How to Apply

Handwritten application with a detailed C. V and photocopies of Academic Certificates/Testimonials, names and address of 2(two) referees, letter of recommendation from the previous employer and telephone contact should be
. submitted by post or direct delivery to the following address within 10 days from the date of this advertisement.

The Dy. G.M. Human Resources,
Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd;
P.O. Box 1- LUGAZI.
By-mail nixont@mehtagroup.com

Lugazi Sugar Makes Life Sweeter

Deadline: 6th March 2012

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