Administrative /Project Management Assistant Career Opportunity at NARO

Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organisation
Duty Station: Kawanda, Uganda
Reports to: ABSPII East Africa/
Uganda Advisor
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. The National Banana Research Programme (NBRP) based at the National
Agricultural Research Laboratories, NARL-Kawanda undertakes molecular biology
and biotechnology research activities to develop standard procedures and
technologies for enhancing Banana production in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafts routine
    correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant
    administrative, financial, and other matters.
  • Responsible for the
    monitoring and evaluation progress of various assignments and regularly
    updating the supervisor on organizational deadlines and problems
  • Organizing and
    management of activities associated to information and data
  • Communicating to a
    variety of key stakeholders in biotechnology, biosafety, food safety,
    product development and commercialization
  • Managing the proper
    maintenance, storage, retrieval of files and documents in order to ensure
    that they are accessible and secure.
  • Organizing meetings,
    trainings and conferences and accurately recording proceedings of various
  • Preparing both local
    and international itineraries, confirming travel, flight and hotel
  • Scheduling
    appointments and screening reports for meetings, synchronizing and
    updating the supervisors ‘s appointments
  • Offer technical
    support, where required for meeting programme activity timelines and
    milestones that are supportive to the overall project/programme goals
  • Performing any other
    duties assigned to you by the designated supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
    of Business Administration and/or Accounting degree from recognized
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ relevant
    experience in administrative services and accounting
  • Good working knowledge in ICT and data
  • Effective communication and interpersonal
    skills with an attention to detail, along with an ability to analyze and
    evaluate different types of information
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds
appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest
Professionalism: demonstrates professional competence; is
conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and
achieving results Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve
programme goals; is willing to learn from others; supports and acts in
accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely
reflect own position.
NB: Female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their application letters together with a
detailed curriculum vitae (CV), day-time telephone numbers and names and
addresses of  at two  referees
to: The Team Leader, National Banana Research Programme, National Agricultural
Research Laboratories Institute, Kawanda, P.O. Box, 7065, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 13th June, 2014 by 5PM

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