2 Socio Economist Job Opportunities – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station (Institute):
Abi ZARDI (Arua) and Mukono ZARDI (Mukono), 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:  
·        
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
·        
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
·        
Evaluate
demand and supply of crop production inputs such as seed and other innovations
·        
Manage
the monitoring, evaluation and learning pertaining to crops research for
development interventions
·        
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
·        
Formulate
marketing and promotional strategies for different crops /products in
collaboration with key partners
·        
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
applicant must 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.
·        
Proven skills in qualitative, quantitative
analysis of data and information process appropriate software such as R, STATA
and SPSS, and econometric models and demonstrated knowledge of programming
tools for planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
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. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post
applied for on the top left hand corner of the envelope and on the application
letter specifying the institute of preference (Check at top of the advert) and
should apply for a maximum of two (2) posts which should be addressed below:
Deadline: 3rd November 2017 by
5.00p.m
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