Director at Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa June, 2020 302 views

Established by International Convention signed by the Governments of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and registered with the United Nations


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The Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) is a Regional Organization established by an International Conven­tion signed by the Governments of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Our mandate is to control Migratory Pests in the Region namely Desert locusts, Quelea birds, Armyworms and Tsetse flies. The Organization invites applications to fill the positions of Director and Aircraft Engineers. The applicants must be nationals of the contracting Member States.

  • Job Title: Director
  • Job Classification: Professional Staff
  • Terms of Appointment: 3 years Contract Renewable once)
  • Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Salary and Benefits: A competitive Salary and Benefits package will be offered according to the Organization  salary structure.

Duties & Responsibilities: Working under the Governing Council of Ministers, the Director shall be the Principal Executive Officer responsible for the overall policy direction and operations of the Organization. The duties of the Director shall be those necessary to ensure the discharge of the main functions of the Organization which include:

  • Aerial surveys and control of mandated migrant pests
  • Operational research programmes and activities focusing on the control of migrant pests, pesticide use and safety
  • Coordination of the information flow and forecasting upsurges of the migrant pests; and
  • Staff development.

The Director shall also be responsible for:

  • The transmission by means of periodic reports to Contracting States, to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and to any other official body considered appropriate by the Council, of full information on the nature of the locust infestations and other mandated pests, the progress of research and the operation of control measures within the Region;
  • The maintenance of full cooperation with other Organizations concerned with the general directives of the Council;
  • The collection of the contributions of Contracting States;
  • The maintenance of the Organization’s Financial Accounts



  • A Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Agriculture or related field from a recognized University. An earned PhD will be an added advantage/preferable.
  • Postgraduate training in Business Administration /
  • Working experience of not less than 10 years in a senior level Management in a related discipline.
  • Proven ability to work in harmony with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds is highly desirable.
  • Age 40-55 years


How to apply:

To apply visit our Website “” and download the Application Form under”News and Events/ Vacancies and Announcements”. Interested applicants should fill the prescribed form and submit together with a cover letter, detailed CV, copies of Certificates and Testimonials within 30days after publication of the Advert to:


The Director
Box 4255
Addis Ababa

Email: [email protected]

Copy to:


[email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

DLCO-EA Registry
Gurd Shola
CMC Road – during Office hours (8.00 a.m to 4.30pm)
Addis Ababa OR

Deliver by hand to:

DLCO-EA Registry
Gurd Shola
CMC Road – during Office hours (8.00 a.m to 4.30pm)
Addis Ababa


Deliver by hand to:
The respective Country DLCO-EA Base Station

The Base Manager,
P.O.BOX 593,

Deadline 27 July, 2020

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