Socio Economist job opportunity at National Agricultural Research Organisation

Socio Economist job opportunity at National Agricultural Research Organisation

Job Title:  Socio Economist

The National Agricultural Research Organisation 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In charge of establishing and regularly updating 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.
  • Responsible for the design and spearhead impact assessment studies in the zone.
  • Conduct studies on production and financial sustainability of recommended technologies.
  • Take lead in the monitoring and evaluation of technology development and dissemination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the Socio Economist Job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economic Policy, Development Economics or any other relevant discipline from a recognised University
  • A minimum of three or more years of relevant working experience.
How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates who wish to join NARO are encouraged to send their applications to the Director General, NARO, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.

The complete applications should include three copies of your Curriculum Vitae and one copy of certificates, transcripts and other relevant documents. The application should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy (Check at top of the advert). The applicants should not apply for more than three posts.

Deadline: 17th November 2014 by 5.00p.m

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