Assistant Project Coordinator Job Opportunity – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Job Title:         Assistant Project Coordinator
Organization: National Agricultural Research Organisation
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) 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.
About Project:
project is called “Developing a Market Orientated and Environmentally
Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda” (MOBIP) and is financed under
the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). NaLIRRI has been contracted to
contribute to the project objectives through spearheading MOBIP’s activity
under Lot 2 on Improving pasture (Rangeland) and water management in a
climate-smart way.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the
overall supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Assistant
Coordinator will:
Support the Project Coordinator in overall
coordination project implantation among actors and ensure compliance
contractual terms and stipulated implementation modalities
Support the project coordinator in reviewing,
refining, synthesizing and developing project information packages including
but not limited to policy briefs, strategic papers, technical reports, journal
articles, and instructional/training manuals
Support the implementation internal Monitoring and
Evaluation systems for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of project
Support timely development and submission of
quality technical and financial reports in accordance to the reporting guidelines
Perform other related duties as requested by the
project coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural
Sciences preferably in Animal Sciences and Master’s Degree in Animal Sciences
from a recognized University Post graduate qualification in project management
is an added advantage.
Experience in project management demonstrated by
successful coordination and implementation of at least one livestock
development project is desired
Possession of relevant skills in farmer
participatory approaches is desirable
How to Apply:
persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications
together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers,
names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional
certificates and testimonials to the undersigned. NB: To reduce expense and
waste, we strongly recommend that you use only paper for your file (no plastic
folders or dividers). Please also use double-sided printing if possible.
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. The
same documents must be scanned into one thread and sent to OR
Director of Research,
Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI National Agricultural Research
Organization, NARO NAKYESASA – Namulonge, Wakiso Uganda,
O. Box 5704, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 by 5.00p.m.
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