Assistant Project Coordinator Job Opportunity at National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Job Title:         Assistant Project Coordinator

Organization: National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its policy guidance.
About Project:The project is called “Developing a Market Orientated and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda” (MOBIP) and is financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). NaLIRRI has been contracted to contribute to the project objectives through spearheading MOBIP’s activity under Lot 2 on Improving pasture (Rangeland) and water management in a climate-smart way.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Assistant Coordinator will:•         Support the Project Coordinator in overall coordination project implantation among actors and ensure compliance contractual terms and stipulated implementation modalities•         Support the project coordinator in reviewing, refining, synthesizing and developing project information packages including but not limited to policy briefs, strategic papers, technical reports, journal articles, and instructional/training manuals•         Support the implementation internal Monitoring and Evaluation systems for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of project operations•         Support timely development and submission of quality technical and financial reports in accordance to the reporting guidelines•         Perform other related duties as requested by the project coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: •         Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences preferably in Animal Sciences and Master’s Degree in Animal Sciences from a recognized University Post graduate qualification in project management is an added advantage.•         Experience in project management demonstrated by successful coordination and implementation of at least one livestock development project is desired•         Possession of relevant skills in farmer participatory approaches 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, names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned. NB: To reduce expense and waste, we strongly recommend that you use only paper for your file (no plastic folders or dividers). Please also use double-sided printing if possible. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the top left-hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter. The same documents must be scanned into one thread and sent to [email protected] OR [email protected]
The Director of Research,National Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO NAKYESASA – Namulonge, Wakiso Uganda,P. O. Box 5704, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 by 5.00p.m

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