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

National Agricultural
Research Organisation (NARO)
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Head Quality Assurance
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.
  The Senior Quality Assurance Officer will be
responsible for facilitating the development of standard operating procedures
and guidelines for research and administration in NARO.

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
  • 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.
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.
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.
4th July, 2013
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