Senior Incubation and Commercialization Officer Job Placement – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station (Institute):
NARO Secretariat (Wakiso), 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.
Job Summary: The Senior
Incubation and Commercialization Officer will manage the transformation and commercialization
of NARO technologies, in compliance with the institutional Intellectual
Property (IP) policy framework.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Develop
and operationalize technology incubation guidelines and facilitate
product development.
·        
Facilitate
formation and strengthening of effective collaborations and linkages between
NARO and the industry on sustainable generation and/or commercialization of technologies.
·        
Build
establishment of networks for creating market opportunities of agri-businesses
initiatives based on NARO technologies
·        
Plan
and coordinate technology economic analysis activities to ascertain technology
value for commercialization.
·        
Guide
the processes for, and support establishment and management of technology
incubation centres in NARO
·        
Spearhead
development and implementation of strategies for commercialization of NARO
owned IPs.
·        
Monitor
performance of NARO’s commercialized technologies in the market.
·        
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicants should be Ugandans holding a Bachelor’s of Science degree in
Agricultural or biological sciences, plus a business related Master’s
degree, from a recognized university.
·        
At
least four years of proven experience in technology incubation processes and
product commercialization
·        
Ability
to develop commercialization strategies and business plans
·        
Previous
experience in conducting market research to guide generation and
commercialization of technologies
·        
Good
report writing and communication skills.
·        
Good
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, 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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