Saturday, 10 August 2013

Research Officer Jobs at Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa: (DLCQ-EA)

Job Title: Research Officer

Employer: Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa: (DLCQ-EA)

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Application Deadline: 7th Sept 2013

The Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa invites applicants for the following post of Research Officer

Salary and Benefits

Scale R4(b) Entry point negotiable [US$17,787.00 -19,146.00) Per Annum (p. a), and other benefits as per the Organization's Service regulations.]

Age Limit: 35 -50 years

Duties and Responsibilities:
Works closely with Air Unit during Quelea control operations and particularly in the insecticide field trials and Quelea surveys.
Initiates, plans and carries out investigations relevant to the development of a new programme for regional control of Quelea.
Undertakes all the necessary field work associated with the development of the control work of quelea and other migrant pests as may be required.
Carries out research work for promoting and updating the knowledge of the biology, ecology and chemical control of quelea birds.
Participates actively in Ouelea control operations in conjunction with the Air Unit.
Prepares and participates in training for DLCO-EA staff and nationals of DLCO-EA Member States.
Qualifications Required:
A Masters Degree in Biological Sciences from a recognized University.
A PhD in relevant field will be advantageous.    
In addition, at least 5 years post-graduate experience of the Quelea control and other migrant pests research and control problems.
Ability to work in harmony with people of different national and cultural backgrounds is highly desirable.
Be computer literate and proficient in data collection analysis and report writing.

How to Apply:

Send applications with copies of Educational testimonies and CV should be sent within 30 days from the date of publication to:
DLCO-EA Base Manager
P.O. Box 593
The Director
P.O. Box 4255