Development Communication Officer Job Placement – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station (Institute): NaFIRRI
(Jinja), 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:   
·        
The Development Communication Officer will plan and direct development and
communication of informational programs to maintain favorable public and
stakeholder perceptions of the institute.
·        
The
incumbent will also gather, package and edit newsletters, reports, journals,
technical reports, posters, brochures, internet web pages and other
publications for internal and external audiences
·        
Coordinate
the production of advertisements and dissemination of appropriate technologies,
prepare quarterly progress and annual reports for the institute.
·        
Plan
and develop informational materials and implement activities designed to
improve community and employee understanding and acceptance of the institute’s
policies, objectives, strategies and services.
·        
Build
 collaborative partnerships with
intermediaries and other sector institutions including international
organizations.
·        
Take part
in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic
management plans, in order to improve performance standards.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The Development Communication Officer should
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication with a bias to Development
Communication.
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in related field
will be an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of three years of related working
experience in development communication in a reputable organization.
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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