Thursday, 5 June 2014

Chief Research Officer at Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa

Job Title; Chief Research Officer

Employer: Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: 14th June 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plans, directs and supervises all scientific research activities undertaken by the Organization and ensures the issuance of technical reports.
Liaises with institutions/bodies within and outside the region in matters pertaining to DLCO-EA research activities.
Coordinates with Director to conduct special operational activities for research purposes.
Coordinates preparation of working papers for Technical Committee meetings and acts as Technical Secretary for such meetings.
Plans and coordinates training programmes with the Divisions of Administration and Finance to ensure that all research personnel are proficient in their assigned duties.
Develops and improves spraying techniques for the mandated migrant pests.

Qualification Required:

An advanced Degree in Entomology from a recognized University with at least 5 years post-qualification experience in leading or directing research programmes/projects associated with plant protection.
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.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Headquarters)

Terms of Employment: 3 yrs Contract Renewable

Salary and Benefits: Scale R3 Entry point negotiable rUSs 25,872 - 27,424) Per Annum (p. a), and other benefits as per the Organization's Service regulations.]

Age Limit: 35- 55 years

How to Apply:

Applications with copies of Educational testimonies and CV should be hand delivered or sent within 10 days from the date of this advertisement to the following address:

The Base Manager
P.O.Box 593
Mobile: 00255-763912542
Arusha, Tanzania

For more information about Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastem Africa (OLCO-EA) please visit.DLCO-EA Standard Application form can be downloaded from the website or obtained from DLCO-EA Base.
NB. Those who have already applied are not required to reapply.