NARO Jobs – Agronomist at National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)

Job
Title:   Agronomist
Organization: National Crops Resources Research Institute
(NaCRRI)
Duty
Station:
Uganda
    
About
NACCRI:
National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) is one of the six
National Agricultural Research Institute (NARIS) under the policy guidance and
co-ordination of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). The
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance
and coordination of all agricultural research activities in the national
agricultural research system in Uganda.
Key Duties
and Responsibilities: 
  • Regularly review the activities in the value
    chain of oil palm in Uganda and worldwide to identify challenges and
    opportunities for agronomy research
  • Review the literature on oil palm to
    internalize the relevance of oil palm agronomy research carry out oil palm
    trials in different geographical areas in Uganda; collect, analyze, and
    interpret data and submit relevant reports.
  • Establish linkages with other players /stake
    holders that will enhance the successful implementation of the various
    technology generation and dissemination research activities
  • Acquire climatic /weather and soil status data
    for trial sites and any other areas that will assist in decision making on
    the agro-ecological suitability of growing oil palm in different areas of
    Uganda
  • Study the effects of various oil palm based
    intercropping systems and determine the most efficient cropping system for
    optimum crop production
  • Identify nutrient needs of the various oil palm
    based cropping systems (plant nutrition) and develop corrective Pleasures
    to address the deficiencies
  • Actively participate in studies to determine
    relationships between crop/field management practices or /and
    environmental factors and the occurrence of adverse conditions on oil palm
    such as diseases, pests, viruses, and any unfavorable physiological
    conditions with the purpose of correcting such occurrences.
  • Disseminate study results through farmer
    feedback workshops, training workshops and sessions, conferences,
    seminars, brochures, newsletters, journals, reports, media, field days and
    agricultural shows.
  • Provide training to farmers, extension
    personnel, university students and interested parties on oil palm
    production.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Master’s Degree in
    Crop Science or Biological Science with a bias in Agronomy. Possession of
    a PhD is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years working experience.
  • Possess good skills in experimental design,
    data collection, analysis, interpretation and report writing.
Age:
Below 45 years
How to
Apply: 
All interested persons with the above requirements should send their
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 Director, National Crops Resources Research institute, P.O. Box 7084,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline:
31st March, 2015 by 5:00 PM
NB: Only
short listed candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be
notified via their website, Click Here
and NARO.

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