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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Animal Health Research Specialist Job at Bioversity International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Animal Health Research Specialist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Bioversity International

Deadline of this Job:
27th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Animal Health Research Specialist
On behalf of the international Livestock Research Institute (lLRi), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Support Specialist. Bioversity international and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.
Based in Kampala, Uganda, and under the supervision of Coordinator, Build Uganda Project, the Research Support Specialist will support research within the ‘BuildUganda: Boosting Uganda's investments in Livestock Development Program, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)..

Key Responsibilities
Program reporting and administration
• Work with academics and students in the project to plan, organize and implement field data collection and laboratory activities
• implement and maintain the project database system for lab data collection (project blorepositon/)
• Ensure that project biological data are collected appropriately
• Write monthly summary reports for dissemination to all project members
• Travel internationally as required, for example to tunder meetings in Germany or to lLRl headquarters in Nairobi
Budget management
• Work with the Program Accountant and with Budget Managers to oversee, plan and track the budget
• Oversee the field expenditure during sampling or survey activities
• Plan the daily funding needs for the field teams
• Manage stores supply and orders to external suppliers
• Maintain up-to-date inventories of equipment, supplies and consumables
• Participate actively in annual project meetings, some of which will be held internationally

Qualifications and competencies
• Master’s Degree in a biomedical subject leg. Veterinary Medicine, lntectious Diseases, Microbiology)
• At least live years ol relevant experience with coordinating zoonotlc disease research, including field sampling and slaughterhouse surveillance
• Management and leadership ot field and laboratory-based disease sun/eillance activities
• Experience with veterinary diagnostics and reporting
• Experience with sample storae management, control and archiving
• Management and supervision of research teams
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an engaging personality
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and partner organizations
• Ability to communicate with different stakeholders from inside and outside Uganda
• Understanding of the veterinary public health landscape in Uganda
• Ability to handle electronic data entry and data management
• Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
• Willingness to travel locally, regionally and Internationally

• Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research
• Experience with data entry in electronic databases
• Experience of working with international epidemiology and public health researchers.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
For further information on ILRl, consult the website at: . For Further information on Bioversity international, consult the website at:
Terms and conditions: This is a locally recruited position and all beneiits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings. Bioversity's remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions and medical insurance. The initial contract will be ior a period oi three years, subject to a probationary period of one year and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds.
Applications: Please apply online through the Bioversity international Job Opportunities web page ( ) by clicking on the "Apply" button, completing the online application and attaching the required information. no later than 27 September 2019. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) oi at least three referees, whom we will contact for short-listed applicants. Bioversity International is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.

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