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POSITION: FIELD SERVICES OFFICER


Location:Bvumbwe, Thyolo



JOB DESCRIPTION


The International Red Locust Control Organization for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO-CSA) has the following vacant post and invites applicants from suitability qualified and experienced citizens of Malawi.

The Organization whose Headquarters is in Ndola, Zambia undertakes surveys and control of locusts, armyworms and quelea birds and other migratory pests and conducts pertinent research in Member States which are, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The successful candidates will be based at Bvumbwe Research Station, Malawi.



Position: FIELD SERVICES OFFICER – SALARY SCALE L1




JOB PURPOSE


To conduct red locust and other migratory pests survey and participate in the control and management activities in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks/plague(s).


MAIN DUTIES

  • Conducts regularly, locusts and other pests surveys in order to prepare accurate monthly reports.
  • Participates in pest management activities so as to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks/ plague(s)
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports on the pest situation in Member States in order to facilitate informed decision making.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED


MINIMUM PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
  • Minimum of Diploma in Agriculture or its equivalent.
  • 5 years post qualification experience in crop pest management.
  • Survey skills, report writing and computer literate.


CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Appointment is on contract for a period of three years and may be renewable on satisfactory performance;

  • Gratuity of 25% of the total earnings payable at the end of the contract
  • Salary and gratuity are free of tax
  • Education allowance for up to four children below the age of nineteen years but excluding College and university education, rent-free accommodation and medical attention are provided.

APPLICATIONS

All applications by letter, or email giving full particulars including names and addresses of three Referees should be addressed to:

THE DIRECTOR

INTERNATIONAL RED LOCUST CONTROL ORGANIZATION FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

P O BOX 240252

NDOLA

ZAMBIA


EMAIL: admin@redlocust.org.zm 


Tel: +260 212 651264/+260 212 651251


THE CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS IS 25TH SEPTEMBER 2020.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Skills Required


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    Full Time
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  • Apply Before
    26 Sep, 2020

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