JOB OPPORTUNITIES: 75 Job positions at Rwanda Agriculture And Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)Deadline: 2022-05-17.

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1. Soil Laboratory Research Technician Grade (3 Positions)

Job description

– Reporting to the program coordinator, the research and technology transfer technicians grade II have the following responsibilities:
– Participate in the development of protocols related to water, soil and plant
– Ensure the calibration of laboratory equipment for quality insurances and standards of produced results
– Ensure the safety of the working place
– Conduct water, soil and plant laboratory analysis
– Collaborate with other scientists in their regular activities including in the collection of raw materials, laboratory work and in writing reports and publications
– Participate in meetings, seminars, conferences relevant to field of research and bring visibility of RAB in local and international for a
– Prepare quarterly and annual reports on research activities carried out

Minimum Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Technology 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Chemistry 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Laboratory Technology 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience

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2. Roots and tubers Potato Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (4 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Roots and Tubers Program Coordinator, the Roots & Tubers Innovation and Tech Transfer Research Technician Grade IV has the following responsibilities:

– Assist scientists in their regular activities in scientific research;
– Implement field trials/laboratory protocols for roots and tubers crops
– to produce reliable and accurate data to support scientific investigations;
– Actively participate in data collection, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results;
– Guide and train farmers on the identification and management techniques of biotic and abiotic stresses of roots and tubers crops.
– Prepare specifications for procurement of machines/ laboratory equipment required for conducting research activities on roots and tubers crops.
– Prepare technical reports for research and technology transfer activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Plant Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Agronomy

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3. Ruminant Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (2 Positions)

Job description

– Report to the ruminant program coordinator
– Collaborate with other scientist in their regular activities namely collection of raw materials, laboratory work and in writing reports and publications.
– Participate in meetings, seminars, conferences relevant to field of research and bring visibility of institute in local and international forums
– Provide training to farmers and extension agents on improved ruminant farming system
– Participate in innovation platforms at all levels of the Rwandan agricultural systems
– Contribute to scientific publications on his/her research results in accordance with prescribed policy published in force
– Prepare a quarterly and annual report on disseminated innovation activities carried out

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Animal Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Production 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Studies 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences 7 Years of relevant experience

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4. Plant & Microbial Biotechnology Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (2 Positions)

Job description

Report to the Mono-gastric program Coordinator with the following responsibilities:

– Collaborate with other scientist in their regular activities namely collection of raw materials, laboratory work and in writing reports and publications.
– Participate in meetings, seminars, conferences relevant to field of research and bring visibility of institute in local and international forums
– Provide training to farmers and extension agents on improved pigs and rabbits farming system
– Participate in innovation platforms at all levels of the Rwandan agricultural systems
– Contribute to scientific publications on his/her research results in accordance with prescribed policy published in force
– Prepare weekly, monthly, a quarterly and annual report on disseminated innovation activities carried out
– Performing any other duty assigned by his employer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology 5 Years of relevant experience

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5. Pulses and Oil Crop Innovation and Technology Transfer Senior Research Technician (3 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Pulses and Oil crops program Coordinator Senior Research fellow, the Pulses and Oil Crops Innovation and Tech Transfer Senior Research Technician has the following responsibilities:
– Implement field trials/laboratory protocols to produce reliable and accurate data to support scientific investigations for pulses and oil crops
– Participate in trials establishment, data collection, data entry, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results on pulses and oil crops
– Demonstrate the practices of procedures to students, visitors and other stakeholders in pulses and oil crops program
– Assist researchers in their regular activities in all pulses and oil crops scientific research
– Hold radio and TV live talks and or documentary films to increase awareness and create demand for use of improved pulses and oil crops and developed technologies/innovations
– Liaise with extension service providers in conducting on-farm technology verification trials, demonstrations and technology dissemination

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Science 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience

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6. Veterinary Services Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (3 Positions)

Job description

– Report to the Program Manager
– Participate in animal health related research activities;
– Supervising and on time treatment and vaccination of the Animals;
– Conducts theoretical and practical training for livestock farmers in order to improve their skills regarding common check diseases and external parasites;
– Determine applicability of established procedures for animal disease prevention, control and eradication;
– Provide technical assistance to local veterinarians and coordinate the activities of contract veterinarians through field visits;
– Submit, on a timely basis, progress reports monthly, quarterly and annually;
– Organize and conduct meetings; prepare and edit reports, manuals, guidelines and other specialized publications;
– Give administrative support to farmers as needed;
– Implement provisions of the Livestock (Import) Quarantine Rules in aim to stop the introduction of Transboundary and zoonotic disease through strict control

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Animal Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Biotechnology 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary Studies 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Studies 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Animal Biotechnology

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7. Veterinary Services Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (4 Positions)

Job description

Participate in animal health related research activities;
– Supervising and on time treatment and vaccination of the Animals;
– Conducts training livestock farmers in order to improve their skills regarding common check diseases and external parasites;
– Determine applicability of established procedures for animal disease prevention, control and eradication;
– Provide technical assistance to local veterinarians and coordinate the activities of contract veterinarians through field visits;
– Submit, on a timely basis, progress reports monthly, quarterly and annually;
– To implement provisions of the Livestock (Import) Quarantine Rules in aim to stop the introduction of Transboundry and zoonotic disease through strict control

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Animal Sciences10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Biotechnology5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences5 Years of relevant experience

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8. Integrated Soil Fertility Management Program Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Program Coordinator of Integrated Soil Fertility Management, the Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade I has the following responsibilities:

– Execute field trials or screen house and laboratory experiments for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and technology transfer to produce reliable and accurate data to support research outputs
– Collect and supervise data collection, and recording, on implemented activities for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and Technology Transfer
– Assisting researchers in their regular activities in scientific research for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and technology transfer
– Conduct monitoring, evaluation and follow up of established field activities for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and technology transfer
– Organize and avail field data from research and technology transfer for analysis and synthesis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil and Water Management 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Sciences 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Soil and Water Management 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences7 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Soil Sciences10 Years of relevant experience

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9. Horticulture Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade IV (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Horticulture Program Coordinator Senior Research Fellow, Horticulture Innovation & Tech. Transfer Research Technician Grade IV has the following responsibilities:
– To assisting scientists in their regular activities in scientific research;
– To participate in data collection, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results;
– Guide and train farmers on the identification and management techniques of biotic and abiotic stresses of horticultural crops.
– Prepare technical reports for research and technology transfer activities.
– Perform general nursery duties for horticultural crops
– To liaise with extension service providers in conducting on-farm technology verification trials, demonstrations and technology dissemination;
– To train students, interns and new scientists on field plot; techniques and practices and/or laboratory practices.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Production 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Sciences3 Years of relevant experience

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10. Integrated Soil Fertility Management Program Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Program Coordinator of Integrated Soil Fertility Management, the Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade I has the following responsibilities:

– Execute field trials or screen house and laboratory experiments for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and technology transfer to produce reliable and accurate data to support research outputs
– Collect and supervise data collection, and recording, on implemented activities for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and Technology Transfer
– Assisting researchers in their regular activities in scientific research for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and technology transfer
– Conduct monitoring, evaluation and follow up of established field activities for Integrated Soil Fertility Management Innovation and technology transfer
– Organize and avail field data from research and technology transfer for analysis and synthesis
– Provide training to students, interns and new scientists on field research techniques and practices for Integrated Soil Fertility Management
– Liaise with extension services and conduct on-farm demonstration plots for Integrated Soil Fertility Management
– Prepare field technical reports (weekly, quarterly and annual)
– Develop and document innovation on Integrated Soil Fertility Management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil and Water Management 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Sciences 7 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Soil and Water Management 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences7 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Soil Sciences10 Years of relevant experience

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11. Horticulture Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade IV (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Horticulture Program Coordinator Senior Research Fellow, Horticulture Innovation & Tech. Transfer Research Technician Grade IV has the following responsibilities:
– To assisting scientists in their regular activities in scientific research;
– To participate in data collection, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results;
– Guide and train farmers on the identification and management techniques of biotic and abiotic stresses of horticultural crops.
– Prepare technical reports for research and technology transfer activities.
– Perform general nursery duties for horticultural crops
– To liaise with extension service providers in conducting on-farm technology verification trials, demonstrations and technology dissemination;
– Ensure the adequate management of resources under his or her responsibilities and prevent audit queries and implementation of Auditor General Recommendations when queries are raised.
– Undertake other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator and other RAB Senior Managers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Production 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Sciences3 Years of relevant experience

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12. Crop Protection Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade IV (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Crop Protection Program Coordinator Senior Research Fellow, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade IV has the following responsibilities:

– Ensure accurate collection of field and laboratory data;
– Participate in production and dissemination of extension materials (posters and fliers);
– Backstop/support extension and technology dissemination to stakeholders in crop pests and diseases prevention and management;
– Provide training to farmers and extension agents on improved crop pests and diseases;
– Participate in research and technology transfer on crop pests and diseases prevention and management;
– Prepare a quarterly and annual report on crop pests and diseases research activities carried out.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology 3 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Microbiology 3 Years of relevant experience

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13. Cereal Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade(2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Cereal Program Coordinator Senior Principal Research Fellow, the Cereal Innovation and Tech Transfer Research Technician Grade III has the following responsibilities

– Implement field trials or laboratory protocols to produce reliable and accurate data to support scientific investigations;
– Participating in data collection, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results;
– Assisting researchers in their regular activities in scientific research;
– Liaising with extension service providers in conducting on-farm technology verification trials, demonstrations;
– Participate in packaging of innovations for dissemination;
– Training students, interns and new scientists on field plot techniques and practices and/or laboratory practices;
– Prepare a quarterly and annual report on activities conducted;
– Ensure adequate management of resources under his or her responsibilities;
– Perform any other duty assigned by the Cereal Program Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Plant Sciences 5 Years of relevant experience

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14. Veterinary Services Innovation and Technology Transfer Senior Research Technician (2 Positions)

Job description

– Participate in designing and coordination of veterinary services innovation and technology transfer activities
– Working with key government, non-governmental and private entities, in activities related with veterinary services innovation and technology transfer;
– In close collaboration with surveillance team and laboratory sub-program, develop and maintain consistent and regular animal disease surveillance system for outbreak early detection;
– Ensure the preparedness of regional endemic diseases and pre-occurred outbreaks;
– Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports, organize and conduct meetings; prepare and edit reports, manuals, guidelines and other specialized publications;
– Provide advice and guidance regarding livestock production and protection;
– Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of subordinates in regulatory veterinary work at district level;
– Providing profession technical and managerial expertise to promote the effective and prudent use of antibiotics;
– Evaluate the impact of drug residues and the exposure to antimicrobioresistance;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Biotechnology 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Studies 10 Years of relevant experience

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15. Soil Laboratory Assistant Research Technician (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the program coordinator, the assistant research and technology transfer have the following responsibilities:

– Participate in the development of protocols related to water, soil and plant
– Ensure the calibration of laboratory equipment for quality insurances and standards of produced results
– Ensure the safety of the working place
– Conduct water, soil and plant laboratory analysis
– Collaborate with other scientists in their regular activities including in the collection of raw materials, laboratory work and in writing reports and publications
– Participate in meetings, seminars, conferences relevant to field of research and bring visibility of RAB in local and international for a
– Prepare quarterly and annual reports on research activities carried out
– Ensure mentorship for junior scientists in conception, planning, monitoring and evaluation of research on water, soil and plant analysis
– Provide training to stakeholder’s agencies on research on water, soil, and plant analysis.
– Participate in innovation platforms at all levels of the Rwandan agricultural systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 0 Year of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Sciences 0 Year of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry 0 Year of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Technology 0 Year of relevant experience

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16. Traditional Export Crops Innovation and Technology Transfer Senior Research Technician

Job description

Reporting to the Coordinator of Traditional Export Crops Innovation and Technology Transfer Senior Research Technician has the following responsibilities.

– Assist in the implementation of research and technology transfer activities
– Identify on ground areas of activity intervention on system agronomy and technology transfer
– Collect supervise collection of field data from implemented activities for system agronomy and technology transfer
– Produce field activity technical reports (weekly, quarterly and annually)
– Develop of participate in development and promotion field innovations
– Assembly, organize and keep record of field information and data from legacy and ongoing research experiments
– Provide field technical assistance to farmers and multi-actor stakeholders
– Organize and avail field data for analysis and synthesis
– Conduct monitoring and evaluation of on field activities
– Provide feedback information from famer’s field activity implementation
– Carry out any other tasks suggested by supervisors
– Ensure resource use efficiency leading to clean audit reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Sciences10 Years of relevant experience

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17. Horticulture Innovation and Technology Transfer Research Technician Grade (2 Positions)

Job description

Reporting to the Horticulture Program Coordinator Senior Research Fellow, Horticulture Innovation & Tech. Transfer Research Technician Grade II has the following responsibilities:

– To assisting scientists in their regular activities in scientific research;
– To implement field trials/laboratory protocols in areas of horticulture crops’ breeding, pathology, entomology, agronomy and physiology to produce reliable and accurate data to support scientific investigations;
– To participate in data collection, analysis, interpretation and timely reporting of research results;
– Guide and train farmers on the identification and management techniques of biotic and abiotic stresses of horticultural crops.
– Prepare specifications for procurement of machines/ laboratory equipment required for conducting research activities on horticultural crops’ breeding, pathology, entomology, agronomy, physiology and related fields.
– Prepare technical reports for research and technology transfer activities.
– Perform general nursery duties for horticultural crops

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Crop Production 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture 5 Years of relevant experience

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18. Traditional Export Crops Innovation and Technology Transfer Senior Research Technician

Job description

Reporting to the Coordinator of Traditional Export Crops Innovation and Technology Transfer Senior Research Technician has the following responsibilities.

– Assist in the implementation of research and technology transfer activities
– Identify on ground areas of activity intervention on system agronomy and technology transfer
– Collect supervise collection of field data from implemented activities for system agronomy and technology transfer
– Produce field activity technical reports (weekly, quarterly and annually)
– Develop of participate in development and promotion field innovations
– Assembly, organize and keep record of field information and data from legacy and ongoing research experiments
– Provide field technical assistance to farmers and multi-actor stakeholders
– Organize and avail field data for analysis and synthesis
– Conduct monitoring and evaluation of on field activities
– Provide feedback information from famer’s field activity implementation
– Carry out any other tasks suggested by supervisors
– Ensure resource use efficiency leading to clean audit reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Sciences 10 Years of relevant experience

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