NARO Director of Research Jobs in Uganda
NARO Director of Research Jobs in Uganda
The National Agricultural Research Organisation is established by the National
Agricultural Research Act 2005 with a mandate to provide strategic direction for
publicly funded agricultural research in Uganda.
The Organisation is governed by a
Council, with a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations. The Chairman NAR Governing
Council invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for a vacant position at National
Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) in Jinja DistrictJob Title
: Director of Research 1 postInstitute
: National Fisheries Resources Research InstituteReports To
: The Director General NARO.Salary Grade
: UR 2(i)Overall Responsibility
The Successful applicant will serve as the Head of the
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute and will be responsible for providing
professional, technical and administrative Leadership necessary for implementing the
institute mandate.Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:
The specific tasks of the successful candidate
will be to: Manage the implementation of Research and ensure the prompt delivery of
adequate and quality research outputs.
Provide leadership in priority setting as a requisite for the implementation of
Provide policy advice on appropriate technologies and information for
responsible agricultural practice;
Develop and implement a strategy on Resource Mobilization to enable the
institute have additional funding for research and staff remuneration;
Develop and implement strategic plans, research programs and annual
budget in line with approved government policies;
Implement effective financial management policies and systems for
tracking, monitoring and reporting financial performance against budget to
ensure proper management and accountability of funds;
Implement effective human resource management policies and systems;
Develop effective communication, publicity and advocacy programs to
ensure that role of the Institute is recognized by the public;
Putting in place participatory approaches and methods to monitor and
evaluate the performance and impact of the Institute’s research activities
Work with private sector to bring technology and research applications to
the marketplace with a view to enhancing commercialization and availability
of appropriate technologies to a wide array of stakeholders;
Monitor challenges in the operating environment to ensure that the Institute
complies with relevant legislation as well as agricultural and environmental
laws including other relevant policies and guidelines;
Ensure that research projects and program comply with National and sector
development plans and strategies;
Participate up to 25 percent of his/her time in scientific research activities
Required Qualification and Experience:
Interested candidates should meet the following conditions:
Possess a Bachelor’s degree in either Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences or
Botany and Zoology with a PhD in the field of Biophysical Sciences or
At least 10 years’ experience in Fisheries research planning and
management. Equivalent experience obtained from a related field is
A proven record in research evidenced by at least five peer reviewed
publications in the last five years.
Clear understanding of the role of fisheries research to poverty reduction.
Excellent leadership, negotiations and communication skills including
demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams.
Proven ability to influence and motivate staff towards the achievement of
strategic objectives and goals.
Excellent working relationships with national, regional and international
research institutions/centers as well as development partners and private
Must demonstrate a clear understanding and ability to uphold provisions
of the Leadership Code Act, 2002.
Must have served in a research, academic or related reputable research
institution at a senior research/management level and above.
Tenure of Office: Five years contract renewable once subject to satisfactory
Age limit: Not above 55 years
The interested applicants should submit three copies of a hard copy of the
application with a detailed curriculum vitae prefaced with a statement of not more
than 250 words explaining why he or she considers oneself suitable for
appointment to the job.
He/She should provide names, day-time telephone
numbers, e-mail and physical addresses of 3 (three) respectable referees who are
able to provide a candid opinion on his/her professional abilities, personal attributes
and suitability for appointment to this position.
The application letter, CV,
photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials should be submitted to the
undersigned to reach him not later than 5:00 p.m. on 3rd January 2020
The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organization,
Plot 11-13, Lugard Avenue
P.O. Box 295,