3 Development Communication Officer Job Placements – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: NaCORI –
Mukono, Bulindi ZARDI – Hoima and Rwebitaba ZARDI – Kyenjojo , Uganda
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:
·        
The incumbent will plan and direct development and communication of informational programs
to maintain favorable public and stakeholder perceptions of the institute.
·        
The
jobholder will also gather, package and edit newsletters, reports, journals,
technical reports, posters, brochures, internet web pages and other
publications for internal and external audiences
·        
Coordinate
production of advertisements and dissemination of appropriate technologies,
prepare quarterly progress and annual reports for the institute.
·        
The
incumbent will plan and develop informational materials and implement
activities designed to improve community and employee understanding and
acceptance of the institute’s policies, objectives, strategies and services.
·        
Build
and strengthen collaborative partnerships with intermediaries and other
sector institutions including international organizations.
·        
Actively
participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate
strategic management plans, in order to improve performance standards.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
in Mass Communication with a bias to Development Communication.
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in related field
will be an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in
development communication in a reputable organization.
·        
Age: Below 50 years
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: 16th
September 2016

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