4 Socio-Economist Job Vacancies – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)




Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Abi ZARDI –
Kawanda, NaCRRI – Namulonge, NaFIRRI – Jinja, and NaCORI, Mukono –Kituza,
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 jobholder will design and implement quantitative and qualitative socio-economics
research
·        
Collect
and analyze a broad range of primary and secondary social, economic, market
value chain and policy research data using standard statistical software
·        
Establish
and regularly update baseline, crop production, sector actors, policies,
markets and marketing, and post-harvest/utilization information
·        
The
incumbent will design and study profitability, technical and financial
viability, markets, adoption and impacts of crop innovations, interventions,
including associated drivers and dynamics, and dis-aggregated by various
socio-economic parameters
·        
The
jobholder will also evaluate demand and supply of crop production inputs
such as seed and other innovations
·        
Spearhead
monitoring, evaluation and learning pertaining to crops research for
development interventions
·        
Actively
contribute to clear articulation of impact pathway to achievement of project
goals
·        
Compile,
summarize, document, publish research and secondary data into reports,
policy briefs, peer reviewed journal articles, newsletters and strategy
documents to strengthen research for development
·        
Support
engagement with key stakeholders and strategic partners
·        
Develop
marketing and promotional strategies for different crops /products in
collaboration with key partners
·        
Actively
participate in the development of market linkages and business models that
enhance market access of smallholder farmers, in collaboration with market
value chain actors
·        
Translate
research findings into practical priorities for development, policy decisions
and strategies that facilitate adoption, stimulate scaling up and out of
project outputs, and enhance social inclusiveness.
·        
Publish
research findings in international peer reviewed journals and contribute to
dissemination of results to stakeholders
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
in Agriculture or Agricultural Economics plus a Master’s Degree in Agricultural
Economics, Economic Policy and Development Economics. Possession of a PhD
degree will be an added advantage.
·        
At least three years’ experience in a relevant
field in reputable organization, with good skills in qualitative, quantitative
research method, report writing.
·        
Possession of strong skills in qualitative,
quantitative analysis of data and information process appropriate software such
as R, STATA and SPSS, and econometric models
·        
Demonstrated knowledge of programming tools for
planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
·        
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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