Entry Level Research and Administrative Assistant Jobs – Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)


Job Title:    Research and Administrative

Organization: Uganda
National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Uganda National
Academy of Sciences (UNAS) is an independent, honorific, and service-oriented
organization that provides evidence-informed advice to the government and
nation on matters of science. technology. innovation, and development. Founded
in October 2000, UNAS has been providing unparalleled service to government and
society as a whole on such matters as tobacco prevention and control, aid
effectiveness, county ownership of national development, malaria prevention and
control. HIV/AIDS prevention and control, biotechnology, education systems,
urbanization, immunization, and many more. UNAS is part of the Network of
African Science Academies (NASACL the Inter-Academy Partnership (LAP), and has
bilateral agreements with other academies across the world. .


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Research and Administrative Assistant is
expected to perform the following duties:

the mission and objectives of our distinguished Fellows of the Academy on a
wide range of issues relevant to Uganda’s development.

multi-disciplinary research, write extensively, and support a wide range of
consensus building and convening activities.

closely with a diverse team of professionals at the secretariat to conduct
extensive secondary research and manage stakeholder relationships across an
array of sectors.

closely with both the Research Officer and Administrative Officer in performing
various tasks.

Be challenged
to embrace culling-edge approaches to critical thinking and work in a dynamic
organization that responds to key societal needs.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field from a reputable
university that is currently accredited by the relevant accreditation agency in
its jurisdiction.

At least
three (3) years of post-qualification work experience in either research or
administration in a lest- paced organization.

to work independently and as part of a research team.

IT Skills {MS Office Suite, Internet, Zoom, Skype).

English communication skills (written and oral) including donor stewardship,
preparing program

and public speaking.

organizational skills.

ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.

to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

to learning new ways of undertaking research.

to detail, especially in the areas of file management, record keeping, and

interpersonal skills.

experience in scientific writing.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vita (or
resumes), cover letters, copies of relevant academic qualifications (including
UCE, UACE, diplomas, degree certificates, and other relevant academic
testimonials)‘ and provide a list or a minimum of three professional references
to unas@unas.org.ug  addressed to the
Secretary General with title “Application for Research and Administrative
Assistant Position”


Deadline:  25th
September 2020 by 5:00 PM Ugandan Time.


NB: Please
note that only short listed candidate shall be contacted.


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