Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute Principal Research Officer Jobs

Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute Principal Research Officer Jobs

Job Description:

  • The Principal Research Officer will be in charge of developing and implementing the research program of the institute.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Development and operationalization of the institute research policy (s) and ensure they are complied to.

  • Ensure scholarly publications

  • Spear head the review, finalize and regularly update the institute’s research strategic plan

  • Building capacity of staff in wildlife research

  • Develop and market wildlife research grant proposals

  • Coordinate the development of the Institute’s Research Agenda.

  • Develop and establish a research quality assurance framework for the Institute.

  • Coordinate the development of the institute’s research ethics, policy, guidelines and establishment of the accredited institutional ethics committee

  • Establish and maintain the institute’s research journal

  • Initiate and spearhead any relevant wildlife research projects on behalf of the institute.

  • Establish and maintain a data base on wildlife research in Uganda

  • Participate in local, regional, national and international fora to make visible the research role of UWRTI.

  • Write and submit competitive research proposals for funding to national and international funders.

  • Establish a research network and connections with National and
    international Universities, Research Institutes and research centers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology related discipline and a Masters Degree in Natural resources Management.

  • A PhD Degree and experience in establishment and management of Academic publications shall be added advantage


  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in natural resources management research in a reputable organization

  • At least 3 publications in reputable peer review Journals


  • Research skills

  • Scholarly writing and publication skills

  • Analytical and presentation skills

  • ICT skills

  • Resource mobilization skills

  • Communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Team building and networking skills

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute Principal Research Officer Jobs

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