Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute Principal Research Officer Jobs

Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute Principal Research Officer Jobs

Job Details

  • Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute (UWRTI) is a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, established by Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute Act, 2016.
    The Mandate of UWRTI is: “Undertake research and training services for sustainable conservation and management of Uganda’s wildlife resources

    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 for a 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 centres.


    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.

    • Experience

    • 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

    Job Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

    Job Experience

  • 5 years

    How to Apply

  • Suitable candidates should submit applications online each with a detailed Curriculum Vitae bearing contacts of three (3) Referees, a daytime telephone contact, copies of Academic Documents and relevant Appointment letters to the address below:

    The Acting Director,
    Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute,
    P.O. Box 173, Kasese-Uganda
    Tel: +256-393240143/+256773416069


  • Applicants are required to attach CERTIFIED copies of academic documents.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that any form of lobbing will lead to automatic disqualification.

  • All applications attachments should be converted in a single pdf/rich text file format

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