Senior Knowledge Management Officer Jobs – 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
Knowledge Management Officer will harness and optimize NARO’s knowledge assets
for effective and efficient delivery of research services and products.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Provide
leadership and guidance in the formulation of organizational Knowledge
Management (KM) policy frameworks.
·        
The
jobholder will identify and implement appropriate approaches and processes to
influence change in the organization to embrace appropriate KM and related
practices for its transformation into a knowledge-centric organization.
·        
Take
lead and guide the coordination and exploitation of organizational knowledge
resources, in order to create benefit and competitive advantage
·        
Guide
the identification, development and operations of KM platforms and systems.
·        
Provide
leadership in knowledge brokerage by connecting people with knowledge to
those who need it and formation of communities of practice knowledge networks.
·        
Lead
and supervise critical appraising of KM solutions
·        
Identify
and support knowledge management champions in the organization and
develop their competencies.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The idea candidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree
in Biological Sciences, Information Science or Development Studies with a
Master’s Degree in either Information Management or Communication Studies or
Knowledge Management.
·        
At least five years of demonstrated experience
in relevant field in a reputable organization. Experience in agricultural
related organization is an added advantage.
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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