Apply for this : Traditional Export Crops Program Coordinator Senior Research Fellow at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB): (Deadline 5 September 2022).

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Traditional Export Crops Program Coordinator Senior Research Fellow at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB): (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Job description

Reporting to the Head of Crop Innovation and Technology Transfer, the Traditional export crop program coordinator, Senior Research Fellow has the following responsibilities:
– Provide overall leadership and coordination of research, Innovation generation and technology transfer activities on tradition export crops
– Conduct research in Industrial Crops breeding, agronomy diseases or pest control in accordance with Government policies and programs
– Lead planning and overseeing extension services for massive dissemination of new technologies, innovations, knowledge and skills to farmers and other agro-industry stakeholders in the value chain of traditional export crops


– Develop and implement Industrial Crops research in accordance with approved work plans and budgets
– Ensure mentorship for scientists under his supervision in conception, planning, monitoring and evaluation of crop production and conservation research projects
– Establish and maintain effective collaboration with other researchers, locally, regionally and internationally
– Coordinate mobilization of financial resources for research through proposal writing through competitive funding
– Coordinating mobilization of financial resources for research through proposal writing through competitive funding
– Analyze, publish and disseminate research findings
– Establish and maintain effective collaboration with other researchers, locally, regionally and internationally in the domain of breeding, agronomy, pest and disease, etc. for traditional export crops
– Participate in meetings, seminars, conferences relevant to field of Industrial Crops research and bring visibility of RAB in local and international forums
– Ensure and sustain collaboration with the Plant protection program for effective management/control of pest and diseases affecting quality and collaborate with seed division for establishment of a seed system


– Participating in developing and implementing the institutional work plan and budget execution of the budget approved, and institutional imihigo and performance contracts
– Ensure the adequate management of resources under his /her responsibilities; prevent audit queries and implementation of Auditor General Recommendations when queries are raised.
– Ensure a good budget execution and implementation of institution performance contracts.
– Conduct regular meeting with the Program staff on progress of implementation of activities
– Compile, edit and submit the quarterly and annual reports on the implementation progress of Traditional Export crops program;
– Undertake other duties as assigned by the Head of department and other RAB Senior Managers

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Crop sciences8 Years of relevant experience
  • PhD in Agronomy8 Years of relevant experience
  • PhD in Agriculture Sciences8 Years of relevant experience
  • PhD in Crop Production8 Years of relevant experience
  • PhD in Entomology8 Years of relevant experience
  • PhD in plant pathology8 Years of relevant experience
  • PhD in plant sciences8 Years of relevant experience
  • PHD in Plant Breeding8 Years of relevant experience
  • PHD in Plant Genetics8 Years of relevant experience
  • PHD in Biotechnology8 Years of relevant experience

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
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French. Knowledge of all 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
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
  • Fluency in English, Kinyarwanda or French; knowledge of all languages is an added advantage
  • Having led or contributed to the production and dissemination of sixteen (16) 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 the generation of at least one (1) innovation or technology for agriculture development
  • Having at least eight (8) years of relevant working experience in agricultural research and/or extension
  • Having led to the writing and won at least one (1) funded project for agriculture development
  • Having five (5) publications as first author and seven (7) publications as a co-author in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Being conversant with national and sector policies and development agenda
  • Capacity in project development and resources mobilization
  • Understanding of the National and International context of Traditional Export Crops Research and Development and ability to develop a comprehensive research agenda in line with the national strategic planning framework
  • Proven experience to work with farmers and industry stakeholders an in research and extension

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