National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) Job Vacancies – Rural Sociologist

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Nabuin
ZARDI – Nakapiripirit, Uganda
Job Ref: NabuZARDI/3
About NARO:
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: 
  • Collect,
    collate and analyse data pertaining to peoples livelihoods and farming
    systems including cost benefit analysis
  • Carry
    out field studies, including marketing, baseline surveys and needs
  • Take
    lead in monitoring and evaluation of the technologies, developed and
  • Performs
    studies and impact assessment on technology adoption.
  • Actively
    participate in the formulation of strategic management plans for the
    research institute, including development of annual work plans and
  • Identify
    priority constraints in agriculture and livestock production.
  • Develop
    grant proposals to secure funding for conducting specific research
    programmes in line with the Institute’s strategic management plan.
  • Design
    and implementing innovative and integrated research projects based on
    thematic multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Actively
    formulate and design experiments/studies with implementation plans and
  • Determining
    resources requirements and preparing annual budgets as required for the
    research project.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the NARO Rural Sociologist 
    Jobs should hold a Master’s Degree in Rural Sociology or Socio
    Anthropology or any other relevant discipline from a recognised University
  • A
    minimum of three or more years working experience.
How to Apply: 
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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