Principal Research Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute (UWRTI)

Job Title:       Principal Research Officer

Organization:
Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute (UWRTI)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

About US:

Uganda Wildlife
Research & Training Institute (UWRTI) is a semi-autonomous body under the
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, established by Uganda Wildlife Research
& Training Institute Act, 2016. The Mandate of UWRTI is: “Undertake
research and training

services for
sustainable conservation and management of Uganda’s wildlife resources.

Job Summary:  The Principal Research Officer will be in charge
of developing and implementing the research program of the institute.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Coordinate
the Development and operationalization of the institute research policy (s) and
ensure they are complied to.

·       
Ensure
scholarly publications

·       
Spearhead
the review, finalize and regularly update the institute’s research strategic
plan

·       
Building
capacity of staff in wildlife research

·       
Develop
and market wildlife research grant proposals

·       
Coordinate
the development of the Institute’s Research Agenda.

·       
Develop
and establish a research quality assurance framework for the Institute.

·       
Coordinate
the development of the institute’s research ethics, policy, guidelines and
establishment of the accredited institutional ethics committee

·       
Establish
and maintain the institute’s research journal

·       
Initiate
and spearhead any relevant wildlife research projects on behalf of the
institute.

·       
Establish
and maintain a data base on wildlife research in Uganda

·       
Participate
in local, regional, national and international fora to make visible the
research role of UWRTI.

·       
Write
and submit competitive research proposals for funding to national and international
funders.

·       
Establish
a research network and connections with National and international
Universities, Research Institutes and research centres.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology related discipline and a
Masters

·       
Degree
in Natural resources Management. A PhD Degree and experience in establishment
and management of Academic publications shall be added advantage.

·       
At least
five years of working experience in natural resources management research in a
reputable organization

·       
At least
3 publications in reputable peer review Journals.

·       
Research
skills

·       
Scholarly
writing and publication skills

·       
Analytical
and presentation skills

·       
ICT
skills

·       
Resource
mobilization skills

·       
Communication
skills

·       
Interpersonal
skills

·       
Team
building and networking skills

How to Apply:

All applicants that
are qualified should send their applications online each with a detailed
Curriculum Vitae bearing contacts of three (3) Referees, a daytime telephone
contact, copies of Academic Documents and relevant Appointment letters to the
address below:

The Acting Director,

Uganda Wildlife
Research & Training Institute,

P.O. Box 173,
Kasese-Uganda

Email:
director@uwrti.ac.ug

Deadline: 13th July, 2020 by 5:00pm

NOTE:

·       
Applicants
are required to attach CERTIFIED copies of academic documents.

·       
Only
short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that any form of lobbing
will lead to automatic disqualification.

·       
All
applications attachments should be converted in a single pdf/rich text file
format

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