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

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šŸ˜ļø About the Organization and Job Details

šŸ“‹ Job Description Details

Job Duties& TasksĀ  and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Cereal Program Coordinator Senior Principal Research Fellow, the Rice Breeder Principal Research Fellow has the following responsibilities:

– Conduct breeding research on rice 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;
– 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;
– Ensure mentorship for junior scientists in rice breeding
– 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.

šŸ’¼ Job Specification

Job Educational Qualification Needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Plant Biotechnology

    Experience: 10

  • PhD in plant sciences

    Experience: 10

  • PHD in Plant Breeding

    Experience: 10

  • PHD in Genetics

    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

  • Resource management skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Networking skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Risk management skills

  • Performance management skills

  • Digital literacy skills

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

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

  • Having co-generated at least three (3) innovations or technologies for agriculture development

  • Having authored as first author at least seven (7) scientific publications 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 farmersā€™ production, productivity and resilience capacities

  • Having led the writing and won at least two projects for agriculture development. Having at least ten (10) years of relevant working experience in agriculture research and/or extension

  • Being conversant with national and sector policies and development agenda

  • Capacity in project development and resources mobilization

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

  • Capacity in project development and resource Mobilization

  • Extensive understanding and ability to integrate National and International contexts of rice production, research and extensio

  • Ability to develop a comprehensive rice research and development agenda for Rwanda in line with national strategic planning framework

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