UNCST Jobs – Science Officer (Biosafety)

Organization: Uganda National Council for Science and
Technology (UNCST)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Uganda National Council
for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a statutory organization mandated
facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of policies and strategies
for integrating Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into the national development
process.  UNCST was established by CAP
209, under the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will primarily receive and process applications involving
    genetically modified organism and related projects for review by the National
    Biosafety Committee;
  • In
    charge of developing and maintaining an up-to-date inventory of biosafety
    activities in the Country;
  • Offer
    timely administrative and secretarial support to the National Biosafety
    Committee
  • Responsible
    for the preparation of biosafety awareness materials, including developing
    content and packaging biosafety information for the general public or
    targeted groups;
  • Actively
    participate in field inspection of approved trials to ensure that they
    comply with national biosafety guidelines/regulations;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in physical, natural
    or life sciences. Possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant field is
    an added advantage
  • Three
    years of related experience in busy work environment
  • Prior
    experience in the field of biotechnology and biosafety is a key
    requirement
  • Possess
    the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and partners;
  • Excellent
    communication and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent
    report writing skills;
  • High
    degree of integrity and commitment
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural environment
  • Highly
    computer literate
Age: less than 35 years
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications, with copies of Curriculum Vitae and
relevant academic documents not later than to the following address:
Executive Secretary,
Uganda National Council for
Science and Technology,
Plot 6, Kimera Road, Ntinda,
P.O. Box 6884, Kampala.
Uganda
Email to: info@uncst.go.ug
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be
contacted. UNCST does not charge any recruitment fee.
Deadline: 29th June 2015 by
5:00p.m
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