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Are you looking for jobs in Uganda today 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Senior Research Officer-Plant Health Management job at National Agricultural Research Organisation

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 23, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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

Senior Research Officer-Plant Health Management 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

  • Developing and implementing research projects on plant health management, including pest and disease diagnosis, surveillance, prevention and control.

  • Providing technical guidance and supervision to research staff and collaborators on plant health management issues.

  • Establishing and maintaining linkages with national and international partners and stakeholders on plant health management research and development.

  • Disseminating research findings and recommendations on plant health management to relevant audiences through publications, presentations, workshops and other platforms.

  • Contributing to the development of policies, strategies and plans for plant health management in the agricultural sector.

Qualifications and Competencies

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A PhD in plant pathology, entomology, nematology or a related field from a recognized institution.

  • At least five years of relevant research experience in plant health management, preferably in a national or international research organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, manage and report on research projects on plant health management.

  • Proven track record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and other outlets on plant health management.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and team-building skills.

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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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