Research and Grants Officer NGO Jobs – RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)




Organisation: RUFORUM
(Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
Job Reference No:
RUF/JOB/01/16
About RUFORUM:
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture
(RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19
countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). The organisation
evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of
the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International
Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate
training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and
Southern Africa (COMESA). RUFORUM has an MoU with the African Union for
strengthening science, technology and innovation capacity in Africa.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer timely technical support to grant
applicants, research teams and collaborating stakeholders under the MCF@RUFORUM
unit.
·        
Compile and verify competitive grants
applications under the MCF@RUFORUM unit
·        
Regularly track implementation of all
MCF@RUFORUM unit Community Action Research Programs (CARPs) and
Entrepreneurship Challenge Grants.
·        
Actively facilitate the engagement of the
Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVETs) institutions in the CARPs
process.
·        
The incumbent will facilitate organisation and
convening of Principal Investigator (PI) meetings including the PI orientation
meetings, peer-review of research and innovations meetings.
·        
Ensure the implementation of operational
research for tracking impact and returns on investment in the CARPs and the
Entrepreneurship Challenge Grants
·        
Actively facilitate further development of
competitive grant projects development to ensure sustainability of the
MCF@RUFORUM unit.
·        
Prepare and present regular monthly and
quarterly analyses on MCF@RUFORUM unit grant data and grant performance.
·        
Undertake data generation and analysis to
develop technical and scholarly articles and policy briefs from MCF@RUFORUM
competitive grants.
·        
Perform any other business as may be assigned by
the Regional Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate must hold a PhD in
Agricultural sciences, or any other relevant field
·        
A minimum of three years serving in a
university, higher education learning institution, research facility and/or
Non-Governmental Organisation with a research led focus.
·        
Previous exposure and experience in facilitating
participatory processes especially action research and outreach.
·        
Readiness to work over the weekends and travel
at short notice.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications via email to
secretariat@ruforum.org, or delivered in hard copy (with CD enclosed containing
soft copy) to:
The Executive Secretary
RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151 Garden Hill,
Makerere University, P.O Box 16811, Wandegeya
Kampala, Uganda.
(Ref: RUF/JOB/….: ……………….)
Applicants should quote the reference number and job applied for, and
should attach photocopies of necessary academic support documents, including
letters from two referees. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Screening of applications will begin in November, 2016, and will continue until
the post is filled.
Deadline: 30th
September, 2016 by 17:00 Hrs
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