World Bank Program Officer Job Careers – Makerere University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI)

Job Title:  Program Officer
Organization: Makerere
University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
The World Bank is funding a USD 6-million Makerere University Regional
Center For Crop Improvement (MaRCCI). The goal of MaRCCI is to strengthen
Makerere University to deliver quality post-graduate education in Crop
Improvement and build collaborative research capacity in the regional priority
areas.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure good communication between the
stockholders and the smooth running of the administration.
·        
The Program Officer will ensure the production
and presentation of detailed Progress and Technical Reports for each of the
projects of the Centre of Excellence.
·        
Participating in the formation of Strategic
Management Plans, including development of annual work plans and budgets.
·        
Coordinating, scheduling and conducting all
field and station activities, events and meetings of the Centre of Excellence
including minute taking.
·        
In charge of participating in national and
regional meetings and workshops.
·        
Responsible for Logistics and operationalization
of all travel plans of all staff of the Centre and collaborators.
·        
Ensure that office equipment like computers,
printers, faxes, photocopiers, scanners are services and maintained in good
working condition.
·        
Taking a pro-active approach in identifying and
reporting any problems at the Centre of Excellence to the Team Leader/Director,
MaRCCI.
·        
Work closely with the Team Leader/Director,
Centre of Excellence, the Collaborators and the public.
·        
Serves as a Secretary to the Centre of
Excellence meetings and to follow up on agreed decisions.
·        
Perform any other duty as assigned by the Team
Leader/ Director, MaRCCI.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in
Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Agribusiness or Extension or any
other relevant discipline from a recognized University. Possession of a PhD and
familiarity with Centre of Excellence operations is an added advantage
·        
Possession of a Post Graduate qualifications in
Project planning and Management, Human Resources Management or Public
Administration.
·        
A minimum of three years proven relevant
experience, skills and knowledge is required.
·        
Ability to communicate effectively with a range
of people and organizations both orally and in writing is required.
·        
Highly developed problem solving and
organization skills, with an ability to meet competing deadlines.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to
work effectively with others.
·        
Ability to manage and support management of
financial and operational resources.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications addressed to the Director, MaCCI, CV and relevant certified copies
of academic papers in sealed envelopes should be hand delivered to the Office
of the Principal, Makerere University, College of Agriculture and Environmental
Sciences (CAES), Room 53. All candidates should request two (2) referees to
forward letters of support for their application. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 14th
October 2016 by 5:00PM

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