3 Data Entrant EU Project Jobs – Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Title:        Data
Entrant (3 Jobs)
Organization: Ministry
Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: National
Project Coordinator
About US:
Uganda Vision 2040
has the primary aim of seeing Uganda become a middle income country by 2040. To
bring about this Vision the Government of Uganda (GoU) has development a number
of supporting plans, policies and strategies, but all fall within the National
Development Plan II (NDP2). The NDP2 mentions a number of strategic
agricultural commodity options which it believes, if supported and grown, can
help move Uganda towards its Vision 2040. One of the commodity sectors
mentioned is the livestock sector, and in particular Uganda’s ability to
produce some of the best beef in Africa. However, for this to be achieved a
number of sector challenges need to be addressed including; outdated and
non-enforced policies, poor production, productivity and quality assurance
practices, and marketing and processing facilities which do not meet current
international standards.
About EU Project:
The European Union
(EU) identified the opportunity of the beef sector within its National
Indicative Plan n(NIP) for Uganda and agreed to fund a 5 year project,
implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries
(MAAIF), to support the development of the beef sector such that it could
realize its full potential. The project is called “Developing a Market-Orientated
and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda”.
The main objective
of the project is to use a holistic value chain approach in the targeted
geographical areas, to leverage an increase in the overall performance (in
terms of production volume, quality, value addition, increased employment and
environmental sustainability) of the Ugandan meat value-chain.
Job Summary:  The Data Entrant coordinates and performs the
collection, coding, entry and storage of data collected from the field,
maintains efficient data and information flow. Operates as a primary source of
information on specialized technical data files and records. Performs minor
data analysis and prepares various reports. Under the overall supervision of
the National Programme Coordinator (NPC) at MAAIF and in close consultation
with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the Technical Advisory Team (TAT),
the Data entrant , in collaboration with the component is charge of Animal
Health, will:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Receive code and clean data received from the field
  • Perform data entry into a system in use at the epidemiology unit
  • Ensure proper storage of data collected using an appropriate system
  • Perform minor analysis on the data collected
  • Monitor and ensure that data is submitted from the field teams
  • Participate in field data collection.
  • Compile progress, annual and final technical reports according to
    European Union (EU) and Government of Uganda (GoU) rules.
  • Carry out any other assignment deemed necessary for the project by
    the NPC.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a diploma
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in performing related duties
    and knowledge of computer especially in Microsoft, word and excel office
    packages and internet usage
  • Familiarity with the use of epidemiological data systems including
    animal resource systems is an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform duties in time with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of efficient document flow procedures
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications
accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional
certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees,
contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be addressed to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box
102, Entebbe, and delivered to the Security Registry of the Ministry,
Deadline: 18th February 2019 by 5.00pm
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