Job Opportunity for Administrative Officer at Environment for Development Project at Makerere University


About the Project
The EfD initiative is a global network of environmental economics research centers. We contribute to effective management of the environment in the global south through applied research, Institutional Development, Academic Training and Policy Interaction.

EfD was established 2007 and today, EfD consists of over 160 accomplished environmental economists with many different specializations, who are active in leading local academic research institutions. EfD has 15 centers across the world, in Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, USA and Vietnam.

The network is coordinated by the EfD Secretariat, a special Unit at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The secretariat serves the EfD centers with research management, central communication functions, core support management and administration, and acts as an incubator for policy interaction issues to share experiences between the EfD centers and other relevant actors.

EfD-MAK is a newly established center in Uganda with its offices at Makerere University. The center will start its full operations in the new financial year 2019/2020. The center is therefore looking for suitably qualified applicants to fill the following positions.

Job Title:  Administrative Officer

Reports to: Country Director
Duty Station: Makerere University Kampala, Uganda

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Participating in national and Regional meetings, workshops and trainings.
• Coordinating, scheduling and conducting all activities, events and meetings including minute taking.
• Ensuring that office equipment like computers, printers, faxes, photocopiers, scanners are serviced and maintained in good working condition.
• Responsible for logistics and operationalization of all travel plans of staff and partners.
• Liaise effectively with the Country Director, Partners and the Public.
• Serves as a Secretary to EfD project and manages EfD’s Records both manually and electronically.
• Ensuring that EfD’s Administrative Regulations and Standard Procedures are complied with.
• Any other duty as assigned by the EfD Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• A Degree in Humanities or Information Technology from a recognized University.
• A Diploma in Business Administration is an added advantage.
• At least five years’ experience in a similar job.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people and organization both orally and in writing is required.
• Highly developed knowledge of IT technologies such as software, phone, email, internet and computer application like MS Office and Excel.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others.
• Ability to manage and support management of financial and operational resources.
• Any other duty as assigned by the EfD Country Director.

How to apply

All applications should be addressed to: The Director, EfD-Makerere University, Plot 51 Pool Road, P.O. Box 7062 Kampala. Uganda

The complete applications (letter, CV, copies of academic documents & Referees recommendation) should be hand delivered to the Office of the Human Resource, COBAMS or sent by email to or

NB: All Applications should clearly indicate the JOB TITLE and names of at least two (2) referees, one of the referees should be your current or most recent employer.

CLOSING DATE: 19th July 2019 at 5pm

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