Senior Wildlife Research Officer-Ecological Monitoring job post at Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute (UWRTI)

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Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute (UWRTI)

Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute (UWRTI)

Job Description

Job Category:
Data, Monitoring, and Research jobs in Uganda

Job Location:

Education Level:
Bachelor Degree

Years Of Experience

3 years

Job Details

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities

The senior Wildlife Research Officer is expected to conduct ecological monitoring (Biodiversity inventories including indicators for conservation, Key wildlife species extinction, Species composition and diversity overtime of key species &impacts of buffer zone establishment and management). To achieve this, he /she is expected to:

1. Develop relevant bankable wildlife research project proposals

2. Support consultancy for wildlife research and conservation

3. Support dissemination of research findings

4. Support collaborative efforts for the uptake of research innovations

5. Support capacity building of staff in wildlife research

6. Update the data base on wildlife research

7. Prepare regular reports on ongoing/completed research projects

8. Supervise and appraise staff

9. Any other duties assigned incidental to his/her position


Job Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications

An honors bachelor degree of science (biological) environmental sciences, wildlife biology, wildlife tourism, natural resource management or related fields from recognized institution.
Master of Science in the above mentioned fields from recognized institution.
Strong knowledge and skills in ecological statistics for the position of Senior Wildlife Research officer-Ecological Monitoring.
Strong knowledge and skills in climate change mitigation for the position of Senior Wildlife Research officer- Climate Change.
At least two relevant peer reviewed publications for either climate change or ecological monitoring respectively.
Working Experience

Should possess progressive relevant working experience of 3 years, three of which should have been gained at Research Officer Level or equivalent from a reputable organization.


Technical competences

Quantitative Research methods
Writing and publication skills
Organisation skills
Interpersonal skills
Performance management and appraisal skills
Behavioral competences

Effective communication
Conflict resolution
Concern for quality and standards
Team work
Application Procedure

Suitable candidates should submit applications online each with a detailed Curriculum Vitae bearing contacts of three (3) Referees, a daytime telephone contact, copies of certified Academic Documents and relevant Appointment letters to the address below:

The Principal,

Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute,

P.O. Box 173, Kasese-Uganda

Tel: +256752830441/+256773416069

CLOSING DATE: 20th February, 2023 at 5:00pm


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

2. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

3. Women are particularly encouraged to apply

4. Those who responded to the previous advert in August, 2022 may not re-apply as their data is already captured.

5. All applications attached should be converted in a single pdf/rich file format

6. Please note that any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

7. Job details can be accessed from

8. Follow the application link:

If you have any difficulties in regard to this, don’t hesitate to contact ICT support on 0787223599/0701856359


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