Senior Outreach Officer Careers – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Director
General, Agricultural Technology Promotion
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.
Job Summary:  The Senior Outreach Officer will ensure
improved accessibility of NARO technologies by the intended users, and
promotion of their utilization.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will formulate and operationalise NARO technology promotion
    policy frameworks.
  • Co-ordinate
    the establishment and maintenance of multi-stakeholder learning and action
    platforms in NARO to feed into the research and development process.
  • Coordinate
    and guide the promotion of NARO technologies.
  • Regularly
    monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the
    deployed promotional approaches and methods.
  • Conduct
    regular beneficiary assessments to get feedback on NARO technologies and
    advise the research process accordingly.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the NARO Senior Outreach
    Officer job must be a Ugandan who possesses a good Master’s degree in agricultural extension, agricultural sciences
    or agribusiness from a recognised university, following a bachelor’s
    degree in agricultural extension or agricultural sciences.
  • At
    least four years’ experience in designing and executing outreach
    activities.
  • Proven
    ability to develop and use appropriate outreach approaches.
  • Working
    experience in repackaging research results or findings into appropriate information
    for different target audiences.
  • Proven
    skills in establishing, working with and strengthening multi-stakeholder
    platforms.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in conducting market analysis to guide technology
    generation and uptake
  • Good
    report writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and ability to work, and timely produce accurate
    results in an environment with multiple and challenging tasks to be handled
    simultaneously.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join NARO are encouraged to send their
applications to the Director General, National Agricultural Research
Organization, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
The complete applications should include applications, detailed
curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone contacts, names and postal/e-mail
addresses and daytime telephone contact of 3 (three) referees of good standing
in society as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials.
Deadline: 7th October 2016
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