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National Plant Entomologist

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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.

Job Summary

He/she will work under the direct supervision of National Plant Protection Coordinator and MAIL/PPQD Director and will use different approaches in lab for identification of plant damaging insects.

Job Details

Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 Reference: 160/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: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

 Standardization and operation of newly procured Fluorescent/ stereomicroscope, ELISA reader etc in the lab
 Adopt the taxonomy keys,publications / CD from CABIetc for insect pests identifications
 Collection of appropriate methods of insect specimens, preserve properly and identify them after using taxonomic key, publication/CD from CABI or other source
 Records keeping of all specimens refer to the Laboratory.
 To organize and establish the Entomology Laboratory (Diagnostics equipments) with International standard
 Acquire the above skill of diagnosis to train the others as well as to conduct of field collected specimens.
 Continue carrying – out the prescribed activities of the Laboratory.
 Assist International Entomology. Specialist / Consultant.
 Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annually reports for all Specimens diagnosed in Entomology Laboratory.
 Any other tasks assign by (AAIP) Project director or Laboratory Super visor.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

 Expertise in the use/operation of equipments require for entomology lab
 Have knowledge about the identification and diagnostic materials of plant pest
 Courteous and excellent communication and inter personal relation skills.
 Expertise in the identification of plant pest in field level
 Willing to work in difficult and challenging circumstances
 Good knowledge of computer (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power point)
 Proficient in English, Pashto and Dari, in speaking, reading and writing
 Able to work independently

Qualifications

 Master degree in Entomology having Specialization in insect Taxonomy (entomologist) or B.Sc. in Plant Protection / Entomology.
 Experience of 3 years with M.Sc. and 5 years with B.Sc. in Entomology preferable with some experience of insect taxonomy.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

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.

Submission Email

vacancies.aaip@mail.gov.af

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