TECHNICAL OFFICER
Full Time
May 20, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
May 24, 2024

Company: Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET)

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Overview

The Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET) is Malawi’s premier institution in tobacco research, extension and training services. Established in 1995 and funded primarily by tobacco growers, ARET’s core activities include development and dissemination of tobacco technologies and training of tobacco stakeholders in order to sustain and improve agricultural productivity while conserving the natural resources.

An opportunity has arisen for highly motivated professionals with requisite academic qualifications and technical expertise to fill existing vacant posts that have arisen in ARET as follows: –

TECHNICAL OFFICER (1 POST)

Key Function
Assist Scientists and other professional officers implement a broad range of scientific research experiments including agricultural research projects and activities in controlled and open environments to generate new technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate shall be responsible for the following activities

  • Assist Scientists in different disciplines conduct field trials to evaluate and validate new agricultural technologies including crop varieties and production practices.
  • Assist in designing and implementing scientific experiments to address specific agricultural research questions and objectives relating to tobacco and other high value crops.
  • Collaborate with Scientists and other professional officers to plan and execute agricultural research projects.
  • Train and motivate subordinates including technical assistants and field attendants.
  • Assist in collecting and recording data from various research experiments and projects as prescribed in the protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records of all experimental data, data collection procedures and results.
  • Ensure compliance with international standards for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for all employees.
  • Assist scientists and other professional officers in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual technical reports and budgets.
  • Assist to develop and implement crop production plans in line with the company’s mission and strategic direction.
  • Assist in preparing and managing crop production budgets, including expenses for inputs, Labour and equipment.
  • Assist in implementing any other duties as may be required by the immediate supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Agriculture or any relevant field.
  • Five years relevant work experience

Mode of Application

If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a role in a productive team where you can make a real difference, please submit your application together with copies of academic and professional certificates and detailed curriculum vitae not later than Friday, 24th May, 2024.

Clearly mark on the envelope the post you are applying and address the same to the following address:

The Chief Executive Officer
ARET
Private Bag 9
LILONGWE
Or Email to: recruitment@aret.org.mw

ARET is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving workforce diversity and inclusion. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.