• Location:
    Kampala Kampala Kampala Kampala
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Administration
  • Deadline:
    November 8, 2019
  • Languages:
    English

Overview

Company Description

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its policy guidance.

Project Description

The project is called “Developing a Market Orientated and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda” (MOBIP) and is financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). NaLIRRI has been contracted to contribute to the project objectives through spearheading MOBIP’s activity under Lot 2 on Improving pasture (Rangeland) and water management in a climate-smart way.

Key Objectives

  • Overseeing the proper maintenance, storage, retrieval of files and documents in order to ensure that they are accessible and secure.
  • Organizing meetings and conferences and accurately recording proceedings of various deliberations.
  • Monitoring and tracking the progress of various assignments and regularly updating the supervisor and other members of staff on deadlines.
  • Responding to telephone, email inquiries, giving information to callers and routing calls to appropriate officials and placing outgoing calls.
  • Receiving official visitors and walk-in customers by ascertaining the nature of business and directing them accordingly
  • Receiving, sorting, recording and distributing mail, general correspondence and documents to appropriate officials.
  • Scheduling appointments and screening requests for meetings, synchronizing and updating appointments.
  • Prepare monthly payrolls for the Project staff.
  • Preparing both local and international itineraries, confirming travel, freight and hotel reservations.
  • Overseeing the management of the project office to ensure that the office is in good and presentable order.
  • Support in maintaining the project’s fixed asset register.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Required Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities

  • Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Social Works and Social Administration from a reputation institution.
  • At least three (3) years progressive experience in administrative works
  • Proficiency in using word processing and other computer software packages, including use of the e-mail, the internet as well as local and wide area network systems is desired.

How to Apply:

Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers, names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned. NB: To reduce expense and waste, we strongly recommend that you use only paper for your file (no plastic folders or dividers). Please also use double-sided printing if possible. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the top left-hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter. The same documents must be scanned into one thread and sent to director@nalirri.or.ug OR nalirri@gmail.com

The Director of Research,

National Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO NAKYESASA – Namulonge, Wakiso Uganda, P. O. Box 5704, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019

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