12 Job positions at RAB - Rwanda Agriculture Board (Deadline : 06/10/2016)

Aquaculture and Fisheries Technician (1 position)

Job Requirements
A0 in Animal Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture or Veterinary sciences with Knowledge of Rwanda Livestock sector ; Knowledge of principles and practices of fish management ; knowledge of fish and related aquatic organisms ; Knowledge of collection and care of aquatic biological specimens ; Knowledge of the procedures and practices utilized in the identification and classification of fish, aquatic plants, and fish food ; computer skills.. Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French, Knowledge of both is an advantage.

Responsibilities
Report to the Director of animal resources in the zone ;
Identifying and updating capacity development needs for aquaculture and fisheries extension in the zone ;
Participate in the formation of policies, regulations and incentives schemes for promoting aquaculture and fisheries development at the zonal level ;
Participate in the development competitive project for collaborative R4D that respond to national challenges and opportunities in the aquaculture and fisheries sector ;
Liaising with the fisheries and Aquaculture farmer organization, local government and NGOs in attractive private sector investments in aquaculture and capture fisheries at zone level ;
Collaborating with the fisheries organizations in implementing research and development efforts for sustainable in the zone ;
Provide support in planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and reporting on investments in aquaculture and environment at the zonal level ;
Perform other duties assigned by other competent authorities.

Crop Protection Technician (1 position)

Job Requirements
A1/AO in Entomology/ Plant Pathology / Plant protection. With Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required : Knowledge in Pest exclusion/ prevention ; Knowledge in Pest detection/ Early Warning/Surveillance ; Knowledge in Emergency preparedness and response ; knowledge in Pest management programs ; Extensive knowledge of production and processing ; knowledge of Agriculture practices, Deep knowledge in Agriculture development agenda ; knowledge in handling crop protection such as spraying, pesticides and weed killers ; problem solving skills ; computer skills ; judgment & Decision making skills ; Time management skills ; Team-working skills ; Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and /or French ; Knowledge of all is an advantage.

Responsibilities
Report to the Director of Agriculture Extension ;
Provide leadership for the identification, assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and reporting processes of crop pests and diseases prevention and management initiatives ;
Identify and prioritize researchable problems and according prepares a proposal to undertake the study.
Development and dissemination of technology for effective control of the outbreaks of pests and disease of major crops.
Coordinate and manage strategies leading to progressive reduction of pest and diseases incidences and subsequent eradication ;
Create awareness on safe use and handling of pesticides, as well as effective use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Providing technical subject matter assistance to zonal and district staff in crop protection strategies ;
Sensitive zonal SMS on the integrated pest and disease control methods.
Coordinate the sensitization, awareness creation and capacity building of the farmers on the pests and disease control measures and on chemicals application techniques for the effective control ;
Develop and implement a capacity building plan for all extension agents on management of pests ;
Production and dissemination of awareness creation and sensitization crop protection materials (posters and fliers) ;
Coordinate the implementing of the national crop protection strategy in line with the following themes ;
Pest exclusion/ prevention ;
Pest detection/ Early Warning/ Surveillance ;
Emergency preparedness and response ;
Pest management programs.

Veterinary Drugs and Animal Product Inspector (2 Positions)

Job Requirements
AO in Veterinary Medicine, with Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required : Knowledge of Rwanda Animal Resources Sector,
Knowledge in animal model development ;
Knowledge of regulation and practices in animal care and uses ;
Knowledge in selecting, counting, labelling, and packaging of Medication ; skills in animal specimen collection, processing and analysis ;
Emergency animal disease responses skills ; Animal surveillance skills ; Computer Skills ;
Judgment & Decision Making skills ;
Time management skills ;
Team-working skills ;
Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French ; Knowledge of all is an advantage

Responsibilities
Providing profession technical and managerial expertise to evaluate the impact of drug residues and microbial contamination on public health and livelihood.
Evaluating the effectiveness of remedial interventions on levels of human exposure to drug residues and microbial contaminations activities.
Establishing and updating databases on risk levels to exposure to drug residues and microbial contamination from consumption of livestock products from Rwanda
Publicizing risk levels to drug residues and microbial contamination as a means of promoting regional and international market access for Rwandan livestock products.
Continuously monitoring the impact livestock production on environmental pollution, enteric emission, climate change and livelihood.

Public Health Inspector

Job Requirements
AO in Veterinary Medicine with Knowledge of Rwanda Animal Resources Sector ; Knowledge in animal model development ; knowledge of regulations and practices in animal care and use ; knowledge in selected, counting, labelling and packaging of medication ; skills in animal specimen collection, processing and analysis, Emergency animal disease responses skills ; Animal surveillance skills ; control strategy skills ; computer skills judgment & decision making skills ; time management skills ; team-working skills ; fluent in Kinyarwanda , English and/ or French ; knowledge of all is an advantage.

Responsibilities
Providing professional, technical and managerial expertise to evaluate the impact of drug residues and microbial contamination on public health and livelihood.
Evaluating the effectiveness of remedial interventions on levels of human exposure to drug residues and microbial contaminations activities.
Establishing and updating databases on risk levels to exposure to drug residues and microbial contaminations from consumption of livestock products from Rwanda.
Publicizing risk levels to drug residues and microbial contamination as a means of promoting regional and international market access for Rwandan livestock products ;
Continuously monitoring the impact livestock production on environmental pollution, enteric methane emission, climate change and livelihood.

Laboratory Technicians (7 positions)

Job Requirements
Bachelor degree in biotechnology, microbiology, plant pathology or plant protection ; chemistry or biochemistry with 3 years of working experience in a laboratory of plant Pathology/ plant tissue culture/ analytical chemistry/ Microbiology / Bio-fertilizer or Bio-control/ or Master’s Degree in above mentioned field with at least one year of working experience in highlighted field ; Excellent skills in general laboratory management ; Time management skills in order to work on several different projects at such laboratories as above ; Demonstrated planning and analytical skills ; Good command of English or French ; knowing both would be an added advantage.

Responsibilities
Implementing laboratory protocols to produce reliable and accurate data to support scientific investigations ;
Participating in data collection, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results ;
Ensure quality of the standard operating procedures in a laboratory, including safety ;
Demonstrating the practices or procedures or research being carried out in that laboratory to students and visitors ;
Assisting researchers in their regular research activities in the laboratory.
Training students, interns and new scientists on laboratory techniques and practices ;
Filling and keeping daily laboratory records ;
Maintaining and calibrating laboratory equipment ;
promptly reporting unusual observations within laboratory ;
Providing monthly written technical reports.

Application document shall include the following :
Application form available at public service commission website (www.psc.gov.rw)
A copy of degree, certificates and other relevant documents to prove the acquired knowledge and skills.
A copy of the national identity card.
Application document should reach the Central Secretariat of Rwanda Agriculture Board not later than 06/10/2016 at 5pm.

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