Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda- Health Technician


Job Title: Animal Health Technician
Minimum Qualifications:
•    Diploma in Animal Husbandry or equivalent qualifications
•    Two  years working experience in related area

He/She should have the following key Competencies
Knowledge of livestock, insects and other micro-organisms; ability to tell when something is wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing  there is a problem; ability to control field experiments and livestock operations

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

The Director
Rwebitaba Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 96, Fortportal

Deadline: 16th July 2012




Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in Uganda- Agribusiness Manager

Job Title: Agribusiness Manager
Qualifications and Experience:
•    A Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or Agri-business
•    Five years working experience in related field, farm management and running of a profitable agricultural business

He/She should have the following key competencies
Extensive knowledge of farming principles, techniques, methods and systems; community mobilization skills; ability to work for long hours and under minimum supervision; ability to provide training to farm workers on new methods and systems


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

The Director
Rwebitaba Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute
P.O Box 96, Fortportal

Deadline: 16th July 2012




Engineering Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda

   

Job Title: ENERGY ENGINEER – Re-advertised
   

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible to the Director of Research National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) and working as a research scientist in the field of farm and rural energy resources development, he/she shall during the course of his/her employment actively participate in:

    Conducting Research and Development studies on technological aspects of Farm level/Rural energy harnessing systems.
    Planning, designing, implementing and evaluating Farm level/Rural energy harnessing technologies according to technical specifications and in conformity with conventional and environmental standards for sustainability.
    Determining and specifying construction materials for execution of the designs, drawings and plans and in compliance with quality standards.
    Establishing production and process layouts and ensuring occupational safety in compliance with set standards and regulations.
    Directing the testing of materials and prototype products of farm level energy harnessing systems and related technologies in order to ensure its viability, efficiency and effectiveness.
    Scientific interpretation, documentation, presentation and preservation of research results.
    Multiplication and dissemination of developed technologies to uptake pathways, stakeholders and clients;
    Carrying out training assignments, and
    Performing any other duties assigned to him/her by the Director and the designated supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a good degree (first class or upper second) in engineering or agricultural engineering with at least two years experience in similar field.  Possession of an M.Sc. in  Engineering majoring in renewable and or other energy resources related fields will be an advantage.

Other Qualifications: Possession of a post graduate diploma in related engineering fields and knowledge of Computer Aided Design/Operational software will be an added advantage.

Duty Station: Agricultural Engineering and Appropriate Technology Research Centre (AEATREC).



How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications  together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than 5.00 p.m on 16th July 2012

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy indicating the institute of preference. Applicants must not apply for more than two posts.  Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organization,
P.O.Box 295, Entebbe

Deadline: 20th July 2012



Jobs at Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors- Technical Officer

Job Title: Program Technical Officer, and Research

Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC)
Job Description


The Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC) is a business association that brings together Contractors to further their mutual interests. It advocates and lobbies government on policy issues impacting on the National Construction Industry, and builds the capacity of its member organizations.
UNABCEC is currently recruiting for a , Program Technical Officer, and Research the position based in Kampala.

S/he will report to the executive secretary and will in particular be responsible for providing technical support to member organizations in terms of capacity building, professional advisory services, and consultancy services and ensure adherence to national quality standards by member organizations. -
Key Responsibilities
• Supports and advises the executive secretary on policy and technical issues related to Construction Industry (Cl)
• Quality Assurance of services provided by its members
• Review of s regulations, policies, and guidelines to ensure relevance and practicability to Cl;
• Provide technical and professional advisory services to member organizations
• Coordinate training and capacity building efforts for member organizations on national quality standards
• Facilitate development of systems and tools to monitor the implementation of standards
• Participate in resource mobilization by developing  funding proposals
• Undertake periodic reporting on challenges faced by member organizations and come up with solutions
Requirements

    First degree preferably in civil engineering and or construction management from a reputable University, Postgraduate qualification in project planning and management will be an added advantage
     At least 5 years relevant experience from a reputable organization, and aged between 27 and 45 years o Good written and verbal communication skills, presentation, very good analytical and resource mobilization skills o Training and capacity building skills


How to Apply

Submit a copy of your application which should include a letter clearly demonstrating suitability for the job, detailed CV and three references, copies of academic and professional certificates, and day time telephone contacts to:
Executive Secretary (UNABCEC), Plot M764 Coronation Avenue, UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo Kampala, Uganda. P. O. Box 34046, Kampala Not later than Monday, 2nd July 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 2nd July 2012


Jobs at Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC)

Job Title: Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer

Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC

Job Description

The Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC) is a business association that brings together Contractors to further their mutual interests. It advocates and lobbies government on policy issues impacting on the National Construction Industry, and builds the capacity of its member organizations.
UNABCEC is currently recruiting for a , Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer the position based in Kampala.

Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer
S/he will report to executive secretary and will be responsible for conducting research in the construction industry that will be used as a basis for evidence based lobbying and advocacy, quality assurance and provision of professional and technical advice at the different levels
Key Responsibilities
a) Undertake regular research related to Cl to inform advocacy activities for UNABCEC
b) Spearhead the development and coordinate the implementation of UNABCEC advocacy strategy
c) Develop systems, approaches and methods for documentation management of information and knowledge generated from member organizations and support the access by all key stakeholders
d) Carry out brand management, quality control and coordination for all communications such as publications-newsletfers policy briefs, etc and responsible for updating and uploading information on the UNABCEC website and newsletters
e) Developing the membership recruitment and retention plan, maintaining and updating membership management system
f) Write and follow up proposals and funding requests for lobbying and advocacy activities
Requirements
• A degree in social sciences, mass communication, marketing or statistics from a recognized university.
• Minimum of 3 years relevant experience related to job requirements
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Women are encouraged to apply


How to Apply

Submit a copy of your application which should include a letter clearly demonstrating suitability for the job, detailed CV and three references, copies of academic and professional certificates, and day time telephone contacts to:
Executive Secretary (UNABCEC), Plot M764 Coronation Avenue, UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo Kampala, Uganda. P. O. Box 34046, Kampala Not later than Monday, 2nd July 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 2nd July 2012


Jobs at Uganda National Bureau of Standards in Uganda- Drivers

Job Title:  Drivers

UGANDA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry
and Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of standards and quality of products and
services so as to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers. UNBS is currently
looking for suitable and qualified Ugandans to fill the position of Driver on a two year renewable
contract depending on satisfactory performance.
Drivers
Reports to the Administrative Officer and performs the following duties:-
• Drives the UNBS vehicles as directed and ensure their safety.
• Check vehicles to ensure that they are in proper and good running condition.
• Maintain the vehicle by ensuring its cleanliness, regular service and repair.
• Maintain vehicle records including service cards.
• Maintain accurate log sheets and give accountability of fuel used.
• Inform your supervisor immediately about mechanical problems which result from normal use
and accident or theft immediately to both the police and your supervisor.
• Any other official duties assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements
Should possess at least 3 classes, (B, CH, DL and or DM) for the driving permit.
A-level certificate of education.
At least 5 years experience in driving with a clean record.
A person of high integrity and honesty.
A certificate in motor vehicle maintenance will be an added advantage.
Age: 25 - 35 years
The successful candidates shall be deployed to any part of the Country.
Mode of Application:
Interested persons with the requirements may submit their applications together with attached copies
of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity card, driving license and detailed CVs with mobile
telephone numbers indicated, to the address below in person or by courier latest 5.00pm, 10th July
2012.
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O Box 6329,
KAMPALA.



Deadline: 10th July 2012



Economist Jobs Vacancy at NARO in Uganda

   

Job Title: SOCIO ECONOMIST
   

   NASARRI
   

Serere

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

    Establish and regularly update baseline information for agricultural productivity and marketing in the zone.
    Collect, collate and analyze data pertaining peoples' livelihoods and farming systems including cost-benefit analysis in the zone.
    Avail results from the 2 items above to the team at the center/institute for formulating appropriate innovations and interventions.
    Design and spearhead impact assessment studies in the zone.
    Carry out studies on production and financial sustainability of recommended technologies.
    Spearhead the monitoring and evaluation of technology development and dissemination.

    

Qualifications and Experience:

Applicants should posses a first degree in agricultural or social sciences - economics option plus a Masters in Agricultural economics or Economics with at least three years relevant working experience. Possession of a PhD will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications  together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than 5.00 p.m on 16th July 2012.

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy indicating the institute of preference. Applicants must not apply for more than two posts.  Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organization,
P.O.Box 295, Entebbe



Deadline: 16th July 2012



Jobs at NARO in Uganda- Statistician

Job Title: STATISTICIAN / BIOMETRICIAN – Re-advertised
   

1 post
   

NARO Secretariat
   

Entebbe

Tasks and Responsibilities

    Undertake quality assurance and quality control in experimental design, data management and integrity as well as data analysis and interpretation.
    Advise research scientists in NARO institutes and other agricultural research service providers supported by NARO in the design, planning and implementation of scientifically sound experiments.
    Ensure that data generated by scientists is of scientific integrity and the  analysis tools and methods are scientifically sound
    Support the scientists in the analysis of data using mathematical and statistical methods.
    Create and maintain capacity within NARO in sound research methods, data analysis and interpretation and
    Ensure the availability of statistical software to NARO scientists and they are upto-date with the most rigorous and robust data management and analytical tools
    Support scientists in grant applications by ensuring the study designs and proposed data management and analysis methods are scientifically and statistically sound
    Conduct research to improve data management and statistical methods in the organization.

Minimum Requirements:

    Applicants should possess a Bachelors Degree  in Agricultural sciences or statistics plus a Masters degree in biometrics, biostatistics or epidemiology. Possession of a PhD in related filed will be an added advantage.
    At least 3 years experience (for MSc) in a research setting.
    Knowledge of computers, statistical and data processing software including SAS, STATA, Genestat and others
    An analytical and imaginative mind
    Good communication skills to work with diverse teams and Excellent report writing skills.
    Publication record  in peer reviewed statistical/agricultural or natural science journals is desirable.



How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications  together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than 5.00 p.m on 16th July 2012.

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy indicating the institute of preference. Applicants must not apply for more than two posts.  Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organization,
P.O.Box 295, Entebbe


Deadline: 16th July 2012



Jobs at NARO in Uganda- Monitoring & Evaluation Officer


Job Title: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
   

2 posts
   

NARO Secretariat
   

Entebbe

Key Responsibilities:

    Develop the overall M&E framework for National Agricultural Research Systems. For example; annual project reviews, participatory impact assessment, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons learned workshop.
    Participate in the development and implementation of M&E systems including the prioritizing key activities, measures and indicators, milestones and expected outcomes and project impact.
    Design and develop M&E tools, frameworks, and information management systems, conducting baseline surveys as well as defining outcome and impact pathways and tracking systems.
    Guide the process of identifying key performance indicators and parameters for monitoring organizational performance against targets. Design the formats for such performance reports.
    Monitor the implementation of Research projects and evaluate value for money benefits
    Monitor compliance to development policies.

Qualifications, experience, desired attributes

    Applicants should possess a Bachelors Degree in  Agricultural  sciences, economics or statistics plus a  Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics,  project management, monitoring and evaluation or Management Information systems.
    At least two years working experience as a monitoring and evaluation officer or Management of Information Systems with a reputable organisation.
    Proven experience with M&E methods and approaches including quantitative, qualitative and participatory approaches and Database designing and management; Facilitating learning oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders; The logical framework approach and other participatory planning approaches; Information analysis and report writing; In-depth understanding of strategic approaches to planning, development and achievement of results.

Remuneration:            All posts carry attractive salary packages commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Tenure of Office:         Four years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications  together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than 5.00 p.m on 16th July 2012.

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy indicating the institute of preference. Applicants must not apply for more than two posts.  Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organization,
P.O.Box 295, Entebbe

Deadline: 16th July 2012






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