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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

Vacancy title:
Project Coordinator [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agricultural Services , Category: Social Services ]

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.
Project Coordinator - NaLIRRI-MOBIP-RAWM - Beef – 1
No of Posts - 1
Job Location - NaLIRRI-NAKYESASA .

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Project Investigator and DOR-NaLIRRI (The Project's Principle Responsible Party) and in close consultation with the other members of the Project Team, the Project Coordinator will:
• Coordinate overall implementation of the project among actors and ensure compliance to contractual terms and stipulated implementation modalities
• Spearhead the process of 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
• Designing and coordinating the implementation a functional internal Monitoring and Evaluation system for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of project operations
• Enforcing the implementation of sound financial management, procurement and internal audit procedures to ensure efficient, effective and impactful utilization of resources in line with European Union (EU), MAAIF and NARO-NaLIRRI rules of project management.
• Ensure timely development and submission of quality technical and financial reports in accordance to the reporting guidelines
• Be responsible in the event of audits, checks, monitoring or evaluations, for providing all the necessary documents, including the accounts of the beneficiary(ies), copies of the most relevant supporting documents and signed copies of any contracts concluded;

Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should hold a
• Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (BSc. Agric.), Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences (MSc. Animal Science).
• A Ph.D in Animal Sciences from a recognized University is an added advantage.
• Possession of excellent scientific writing skills demonstrated by at least 5 high quality publications in impactful journals
• Possession of experience in successfully coordinating implementation of at least two projects in agriculture preferably in livestock production as Principal investigator is desired
• Possession of relevant skills in farmer participatory approaches is an asset.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture

Job Experience Requirements: 5 Years

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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