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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Assistant Project Coordinator Job at National Agricultural Research Organization - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Assistant Project Coordinator [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agricultural Services , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: National Agricultural Research Organization

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 8th November 2019.
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The 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. The Director of Research invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for the following positions at NaLIRRI.
Assistant Project Coordinator - NaLIRRI-MOBIPRAWM - Beef - 2
Job Location - NaLIRRI-NAKYESASA .

Tasks 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 operations
• 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 and Experience:
Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences preferably :
• 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

Job Education Requirements: Master's Degree in Animal Sciences

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Interested 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: 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 not later than 5.00p.m. on Friday 8th November, 2019.
The Director of Research, National Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO NAKYESASA - Namulonge, Wakiso Uganda P. O. Box 5704, Kampala.

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