Project Communications Officer Job Opportunities – National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Organisation:  National
Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Duty Station:   Uganda
About US:
National Agricultural Research Organization was 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
organization 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) including the National
Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) under its policy guidance. The
European Union (EU) identified the opportunity of the beef sector within its
National Indicative Plan (NIP) for Uganda and agreed to fund a 5-year project,
implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries
(MAAIF), to support the development of the beef sector such that it could
realize its full potential. The 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. The tittle of the 3-year action is
“Improving Competitiveness and Productivity of the Beet Sub-sector through
Fostering Gender Responsive, Inclusive and Sustainable Rangeland, Agro-Forestry
and Water Resources Management (RAWM – Beef). The proposed action will improve
pasture by involving both small and large scale livestock producers in
trainings on best practices (including sell of excess livestock to reduce
overstocking and overgrazing, encourage diversification of economic activities,
agro-ecology/conservation agriculture practices, etc.), controlling bush
encroachment and promoting tree planting and woodlots as alternative
livelihoods in heavily degraded/deforested areas. It will also promote
integrated water management at local level, including contingency management
and planning for extreme weather events affecting the availability of water for
livestock, protecting watersheds and conserving and storing water through
rainwater harvesting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
the development and implementation of the project’s communication E strategy
in development, review, refinement, synthesis and dissemination of knowledge
and information packages including newsletters, reports, journal E articles,
technical reports, posters and brochures that pertain to project operations
update the project website with recent developments on the project
lead in representing the project in different media or information/knowledge
delivery platforms for enhanced project visibility
production of advertisements and dissemination of appropriate information,
knowledge, technologies and innovations developed by the project
any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills
and Experience:
should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication with a bias
to Agricultural Development Communication.
 Experience of at least one year in mass
communication with a reputable organization is desired
How to Apply:
Interested  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: lo 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, National Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI
National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO NAKYESASA – Namulonge, Wakiso
Uganda P. O. Box 5704, Kampala.
Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 at 5:00pm
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