Mycotoxin Lab Technician(273 Views)
About ( Ministry of Agriculture) AAIP Project
Building on the Agriculture Master Plan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoA) in collaboration with its development partners has defined a number of appropriate priorities for agricultural investments and policies under the National Agricultural Development Framework (NADF). In order to increase farmers' incomes and improve the food security situation, the GoA is giving foremost attention to strengthening of the agricultural production base. In this respect the government has asked the World Bank for assistance in strengthening agricultural input supply Systems. Specifically, the GoA has requested the World Bank for assistance in the preparation of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) that will consist of the following four components: (i) Improve seed production and certification; (ii) Establish infrastructure and policies regarding quality control and safe use of fertilizers and agrochemicals; (iii) Improve input delivery systems; and (iv) Establish efficient project management, implementation and coordination mechanisms.
The development objective of AAIP project is to increase adoption of improved crop production technologies through expanding development of certified seeds and improving access to agricultural inputs of reliable quality.
He/she will work under the direct supervision of National Plant Protection Coordinator and MAIL/PPQD Director and will perform different lab tests for presence level or absence of Mycotoxin with the help of National Mycotoxin Specialist.
|Date Posted:||10 Apr 2018||Reference:||155/AAIP/MAIL|
|Closing Date:||30 Apr 2018||Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1||Gender:||Any|
|Functional Area:||Laboratory||Open Ended:||NO|
|Nationality:||Afghan||Salary Range:||As per NTA Salary Scale Policy|
|Contract Type:||Short Term||Years of Experience:||3 Year(s)|
|Contract Duration:||0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s)||Extension Possibility:||Yes|
|Probation Period:||3 Months|
Duties and Responsibilities
Record keeping of all sample refer to Lab for testing Mycotoxin determination
Preliminary preparation of samples according to lab protocol for further analysis
Operationalize equipment like HPLC, Incubator, LFU etc utilizable for Mycotoxin testing in various agriculture products
Assistance in Survey with the National Mycotoxin Specialist from markets, fields, storehouses for obtaining sample to be tested for Mycotoxin
Preparation of chemical inventory list of all chemicals present in the lab.
Improving the lab hygienic condition
Co-operation with the lab supervisors/National Mycotoxin Specialist in the analysis of the samples for determination of Mycotoxin
Preservation/ Incubation of sample for certain duration in lab
Proper disposal of positive tested sample after being tested for Mycotoxin
Any other task assign by Project Director or Lab Supervisor
Travels to Provinces
Require Travels to Provinces
Familiarity with equipments and chemicals use in Mycotoxin lab
Awareness with agriculture commodities desirable for Mycotoxin production
Good writing, communication and reporting skill to the agency
Good knowledge of computer (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power point)
Proficient in English, Pashto and Dari, in speaking, reading and writing
Good knowledge of safety measures from the hazardous chemicals
Willing to work in difficult and challenging circumstances
Able to work independently
B.Sc in Mycology- Plant Pathology/Plant Protection with minimum of 3 years working experience in the Lab work will be preferred.
Afghanistan - Kabul
Bachelors Degree, Agriculture
Send update CV and Cover letter to AAIP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Kabul Afghanistan Or send us your CVs in soft to below e-mail:
Do not attach recommendation and Education documents; these will be required only in interview stage.
*Note: No resume will be taken under consideration without cover letter, the position title, vacancy number in the subject line of the email.
*Only selected candidates will be called for interview. All applications will be checked and validated against the above mentioned requirements. Any un-matching C.V will be automatically rejected.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.
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