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Research Assistant Mubende

Posted by International Institute for Tropical Agriculture ( Private Western
  • Company: International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Experience: Undefined
  • Studies: Undefined
  • Category: Agriculture - Environment - Ecology
  • Contract: Undefined
  • Salary: Undefined
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Summarize earlier research findings and organize feedback to regional
stakeholders Initiate farmer community participatory discussions to
validate research findings and initiate a process of farmer led
agro-production analysis leading to secondary research questions
• Analyze crop performance data, interpret results and develop scientific-based intervention recommendations to the project
• Develop demo-packages with farming recommendations, set up and
evaluate field-trials and convert into understandable training materials
• Intuitively review farmers skills adoption under project extension
model and develop alternatives with attention for effectiveness and
innovation
• Exchange with national research organisations and agricultural institutions
• Perform any other duties and responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicant must possess a Masters of Science in Agriculture or related fields
• At least four years of practical scientific research experience
• Good knowledge and understanding of challenges by subsistence farmers in Northern Uganda.
• Excellent communication and report writing skills
• Excellent analytical skills and proven knowledge of relevant computer packages for statistical data analysis
• Very pro active attitude, having the ability to work with limited supervision
• Love to combine field based community work with data analysis and statistical components
• Ability and willingness to ride a motorcycle in remote area with a valid driving/riding license
• Knowledge of West-Nile languages is an added advantage
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