Deputy Director General Agricultural Technology Promotion Job Vacancy – National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Job Title:       Deputy Director General Agricultural
Technology Promotion

National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Director General

Salary Grade:
UR 1(ii)

About US:

The National
Agricultural Research Organization is established by the National Agricultural
Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic
direction for agricultural research in Uganda. 
The organization is
composed of the Governing Council as the apex policy body, Committees of
Council, a Secretariat for day-day operations, with seven national and nine
zonal semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s).

Job Summary:  The Deputy Director General Agricultural
Technology Promotion will head the Directorate of Agricultural Technology
Promotion responsible for coordinating the dissemination, promotion and commercialization
of NARO’s generated technologies and products. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Designing and implementing strategies and
related activities that promote the visibility and impact of NARO.

·       Promoting the commercialization of NARO’s
agricultural research technologies.

·       Initiating effective partnerships and
networks for enhanced technology uptake.

·       Providing leadership and guidance in the
development of relevant directorate policies, strategies and guidelines

·       Coordinating the establishment and maintenance
of a databank for agricultural research technologies, information products and
development partners

·       Guiding and supervising processes of
packaging and disseminating agricultural research information and technologies
for target user clients.

·       Guiding and supervising the publication of
new knowledge arising from national and international agricultural research

·       Coordinating the preparation of annual plans
and budgets for the Directorate of Agricultural Technology Promotion

·       Deputizing the Director General

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a  PhD in the field of Agricultural sciences,
natural sciences or agricultural economics.

·       At least 10 years’ experience in agricultural
research management and planning. A proven track record in agricultural
research or research in related fields evidenced by at least four publications
in peer reviewed journals or four book chapters or authored one book with a DOI
number or registered two patents in the last five years,

·       Evidence of technical knowledge and skills in
research planning, monitoring and evaluation

·       Demonstrated leadership qualities as well as
team building and administrative skills Evidence of having had working
relationships with national, regional and international research institutions
and with government and private sector agencies.

·       Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and
facilitate multi-stakeholder and multi-institutional teams of fellow
scientists, academicians, policy makers, and members of the civil society.

·       Must demonstrate a clear understanding and
ability to uphold provisions of the Leadership Code Act, 2002.

·       Must be a serving scientist at the level of a
Director of Research or equivalent position in a research and development

·       Age limit: Not above 56 years by July 1st
2020. In addition to the CV, attach a matrix to the application to demonstrate
compliance with each of the above ten requirements and a photocopy of the
National Identification Card.

·       Tenure of Office: The Deputy Director General
– Agricultural Technology Promotion shall hold office for Five years’ renewable
once subject to satisfactory performance.

How to Apply:

All  interested applicant should submit a hard copy
of the application with a detailed curriculum vitae prefaced with a statement
of not more than 250 words explaining why he or she considers oneself to be the
most suitable candidate for the job.

He/She should
provide day-time telephone numbers, name, e-mail and physical addresses of 3
(three) respectable referees who are able to provide a candid opinion on
his/her professional abilities, personal attributes and suitability for
appointment to this position.

The application
letter, CV, copies of certificates and, testimonials should be submitted to

The Director

National Agricultural
Research Organization,

P.O. Box 295,


Deadline: 20th April 2020 by 5:00pm

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