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Cereal Physiologist Principal Research Fellow at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB)(Deadline: 10th Sept, 2021)

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Cereal Physiologist Principal Research Fellow at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB)(Deadline: 10th Sept, 2021)

🏘️ About the Organization and Job Details

The Organization 

Job description

Reporting to the Cereal Program Coordinator Senior Principal Research Fellow, the maize breeder research fellow has the following responsibilities
– Conduct breeding research on maize crop and technology transfer of innovations from the breeding work on the crop;
– Develop and submit winning research project proposal for presentation to local and international research partners and donors;
– Collaborate with other Scientists in RAB on the in their regular activities including in the collection of raw materials, laboratory work and in writing reports and publications;
– Collaborate with other researchers, locally, regionally and internationally on maize breeding;
– Participate in meetings, seminars, conferences relevant to field of research and bring visibility of RAB in local and international fora;
– Ensure mentorship for junior scientists in maize breeding;
– Provide training to farmers and extension agents on improved agricultural practices;
– Analyze, disseminate research findings and publish peer reviewed journals, scientific conferences, books and book chapters, and extension materials;
– Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports on research activities conducted;
– Provide training to farmers and extension agents on improved agricultural practices;
– Ensure adequate management of resources under his or her responsibilities;
– Perform any other duty given by the Cereal Program Coordinator or RAB Management.

💼 Job Specification

Job Educational Qualification Needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Agronomy

    Experience: 10

  • PhD in Plant physiology

    Experience: 10

  • PhD in plant sciences

    Experience: 10

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Analytical skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French. Knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage

  • Resource management skills

  • – Analytical skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Networking skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Mentoring and coaching skills

  • Time management skills

  • Risk management skills

  • Performance management skills

  • Results oriented

  • Digital literacy skills

  • Having led the generation of at least three (3) innovations or technologies for agriculture development

  • Having led the writing and won at least two (2) projects for agriculture development.

  • Having at least ten (10) years working experience in agriculture research and/or extension

  • Having authored as first author at least seven (7) scientific publications in refereed journals, and having co-authored at least fourteen (14) scientific publications in refereed journals

  • Having led or contributed to the production and dissemination of eighteen (18) extension materials including technical guidelines, documentary films, and other extension materials for innovations aiming to increase farmer’s production, productivity and resilience capacities

  • Having led or contributed to the production and dissemination of eighteen (18) extension materials including technical guidelines, documentary films, and other extension materials for innovations aiming to increase farmers’ production, productivity and resilience capacities

  • Extensive understanding and ability to integrate National and International contexts of cereal research and extension

  • Being conversant with national and sector policies and development agenda

  • Proven experience to work with farmers and industry stakeholders in research and extension

  • Capacity in project development and resources mobilization

🌐 How to Apply

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Application Deadline Provided

Please  Apply for  this Post not later than 10th Sept, 2021


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