About NARO:The National AgriculturalResearch Organisation is established by the National Agricultural Research Act2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic direction forpublically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The organisation is composedof the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat forits day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous Public Agricultural ResearchInstitutes (PARI’s) under its policy guidance. Key Duties and Responsibilities: In charge of establishing and regularly updating baseline information for agricultural productivity and marketing in the zone.Collect, collate and analyze data pertaining peoples' livelihoods and farming systems including cost-benefit analysis in the zone.Avail results from the 2 items above to the team at the center/institute for formulating appropriate innovations and interventions.Responsible for the design and spearhead impact assessment studies in the zone.Conduct studies on production and financial sustainability of recommended technologies.Take lead in the monitoring and evaluation of technology development and dissemination. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The applicants for the Socio Economist Job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economic Policy, Development Economics or any other relevant discipline from a recognised UniversityA minimum of three or more years of relevant working experience.
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