NARO Jobs - Senior Quality Assurance Officer at National Agricultural Research Organisation



Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Head Quality Assurance

About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of agricultural research in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Senior Quality Assurance Officer will be responsible for facilitating the development of standard operating procedures and guidelines for research and administration in NARO.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, disseminate and update quality assurance standards and guidelines for the management and delivery of research service
  • Design and implement quality management training programs for scientists and technicians.
  • Guide the process of developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)and guidelines for research and administration;
  • Develop guidelines for SOP preparation, approval, tracking, review, and archival;
  • Develop a system for monitoring compliance with agreed standards;
  • Register and maintain a database of Agricultural Research Service Providers;
  • Develop a document control systems for all agreed SOPs;
  • Vet research projects for compliance with SOP requirements and checklists prior to funding;
  • Performing any other duties as shall be officially assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Possession of a masters degree in biological sciences, agricultural economics, agribusiness or Business Administration.
  • At least  five (5) years of relevant quality planning and management experience in a busy organization
  • Experience in training on and standards and quality compliance.
  • Proven experience and ability to manage people, processes and technology.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of  at least 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to: The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.

Deadline: 4th July, 2013

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