DIRECTOR at International Red Locust Control Service (IRLCS) July, 2019

The International Red Locust Control Organization for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO-CSA) has the following vacancy and invites applications from suitability qualified and experienced citizens of its Member States which are, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Organization whose Headquarters is in Ndola, Zambia undertakes surveys and control of locusts, armyworms and quelea birds and other migratory pests and conducts pertinent research in Member States.

The successful candidates will be based at the Headquarters.

DIRECTOR
The Director is the Principal Executive Officer of the Organisation and ensures the discharge of the functions at IRLCO-CSA.

 

JOB PURPOSE
To manage the control of Red Locusts and other migratory pest outbreaks in the Central and Southern African region in order to prevent locust plagues and to restrict their migration so as to contribute to sustainable food security.

 

MAIN DUTIES:
(a) Initiates, timely, the formulation of and reviews periodically, Red
Locusts and other migratory pest management policies in order to provide guidance to IRLCO-CSA operations.
(b) Ensures the correct interpretation and effective implementation of the Organisation’s policies, in order to fulfill the Organisation’s mandate.
(c) Coordinates, effectively, the red locust and other pest control plans and programme in order to maintain IRLCO-CSA operations.
(d) Ensures, timely preparation and submission of annual work plans and budget, and periodic financial and administrative progress reports; puts in place operational guidelines for the Organisation; and appraises the relevant organs.
(e) Undertakes the timely provision of logistical and other support services to the Governing Council, Executive Committee and other Committees in order to facilitate smooth conduct of their business.
(f) Mobilizes, timely, the necessary resources for supporting the implementation of IRLCO-CSA work programmes.
(g) Liaises, effectively, with Member States, Governing Council, Executive Committee, other committees and other stakeholders in order to promote the operations of IRLCO-CSA.
(h) Manages, effectively, staff operations and utilization of other resources of the Organisation in order to ensure the attainment of the Organisation’s goals and objectives.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
(a) Minimum Professional Qualification
Master of Science degree (MSc) in Agricultural Sciences preferably Pest Management with a bias in Entomology.
(b) Minimum Relevant Job Experience
Ten years, Post qualification research work in a related agricultural discipline, five of which should be at senior management level. Experience in locust control is an added advantage.
(c) Age: must be between 45 and 53 years old.
(a) Appointment is on contract for a period of 48 months and renewable only once.
(b) Basic Salary is on Organisation’s scale Rl- US $42,696 x 972 – US $59,220 per annum.
(c) Gratuity of 25% of total emoluments is payable at the end of the contract.
(d) Salary and gratuity are free of tax.
(e) Education allowance for up to four children below the age of 19 years.
(f) Medical attention is provided.
(g) Rent Free accommodation with basic furniture.

 

APPLICATIONS
All applications by letter, or email giving full particulars and copies of relevant certificates including names and addresses of three Referees should be addressed to the undersigned to reach not later than 2nd August, 2019.

 

THE CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
INTERNATIONAL RED LOCUST CONTROL ORGANIZATION
FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
P O BOX 240252
NDOLA
ZAMBIA
EMAIL: [email protected]
Tel: +260 212 651264/+260 212 651251

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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