Senior Technology Incubation Officer Job Placement – 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
Technology Incubation Officer will make sure that NARO’s products are
transformed into agri-business enterprises through incubation process.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    and operationalize NARO technology incubation policy frameworks.
  • The
    Senior Technology Incubation Officer will plan and coordinate the profiling (including identifying,
    characterising, cost benefit analysis) of NARO technologies with
    potential for agri-business ventures.
  • Guide
    the processes for establishing and managing technology incubation centres
    in NARO
  • Coordinate
    the nurturing of potential incubatees and entrepreneurs, leading to investment
    opportunities for NARO products.
  • Oversee
    the development of capacities and competencies for technology incubation
    in NARO.
  • Carry
    out regular beneficiary assessments to get feedback and advise the
    research process accordingly.
  • Manage
    the establishment of linkages and networks for creating market
    opportunities for graduated businesses (i.e. business support service)
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the NARO Senior
    Technology Incubation Officer job placement must be a Ugandan who
    possesses a good Bachelor’s of
    Science degree in Agriculture or biological sciences, plus a Master’s
    degree in agribusiness from a recognised university.
  • At
    least four years’ experience in research products incubation
    processes.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of commodity value chains.
  • Working
    experience of commercialising agricultural technologies.
  • Previous
    experience in conducting market analysis to guide generation of
    commercial technologies.
  • Proven
    skills in agro-business enterprise development.
  • 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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