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Are you looking for Administrative Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Administrative Assistant/Receptionist job at National Agricultural Research Organisation

Mukono, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 23, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with the mandate to coordinate and oversee all aspects of public-funded agricultural research in Uganda.

Established as a body corporate by the National Agricultural Research Act of 2005, NARO comprises a Governing Council, a Secretariat and 16 Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARIs) spread across the country.

NARO is mandated to undertake research in all aspects of agriculture including crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry, agro-machinery, natural resources and socio-economics.

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Job Title

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist job at National Agricultural Research Organisation

Job Description

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
With the mandate to coordinate and oversee all aspects of public-funded agricultural research in Uganda.
Established as a body corporate by the National Agricultural Research Act of 2005, NARO comprises a Governing Council, a Secretariat and 16 Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARIs) spread across the country.

NARO is mandated to undertake research in all aspects of agriculture including crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry, agro-machinery, natural resources and socio-economics.
The National Agricultural Research Organisation 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 organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations, and semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI's) under its policy guidance. The Director General invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for the following positions at the NARO Secretariat and respective PARIS.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answering and directing phone calls, emails and visitors

  • Scheduling meetings, appointments and travel arrangements

  • Preparing and distributing correspondence, reports and documents

  • Maintaining and updating records, databases and filing systems

  • Ordering and managing office supplies and equipment

  • Assisting with budgeting, accounting and payroll tasks

  • Performing other duties as assigned by the management

Qualifications and Competencies

The qualifications for the position are:

  • A diploma or degree in business administration, office management or related field

  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a similar role

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and other office software

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality

  • Knowledge of agricultural research and development is an asset

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How to Apply

Applicants are required to check for details of the advert indicating duties of each post, minimum qualification and experience, reference number specified against the vacancy on the NARO website www.naro.go.ug
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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