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Jobs in Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda

Job Title: SENIOR AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR –
VIROLOGY (1 VACANCY) [Re-advertised]
REF: HRM 46/70/02
SALARY SCALE: UGANDA GOVERNMENT SCALE U3
AGE : 25 YEARS AND ABOVE


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from a recognized University/Institution.
Possession of a minimum of a Post Graduate Diploma in Crop Disease Management or Crop Protection or Virology or Crop Science will be an added advantage.
Applicants should have a minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience which should have been gained at the level of Agricultural Inspector or Agricultural Officer in Government or equivalent relevant level of experience from a reputable organization.
He/she should have the following Key Competencies; team work, results orientation, planning, organizing and coordinating and customer care.


DUTIES:-
The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Agricultural Inspector for performing the following duties:-
 Heading the Virology Section of the Laboratories.
 Supervising and handling the diagnosis of plant virus problems on plant/plant products and imports.
 Supervising the green house attendants to manage the plants.
 Supervising the safe disposal of virus infected plants.
 Cataloguing the virus infections infecting plants in Uganda to be used to compile a crop production handbook.
 Advising on the types of antibodies to be assembled in the laboratory for use in different virus detection systems.
 Being part of the National Task Force that provides technical back-up in control of pest epidemics in Uganda.
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 Conducting pest, viruses, weeds and disease surveillance with emphasis on virus plant problems.
 Liaising with national and international research organizations to harness techniques that work in Uganda.
 Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


How to Apply:
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts. Applications should be submitted in triplicate on Public Service Form No. 3 (2008) to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala to be received not later than Friday 13th April, 2012
The application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, 2nd Floor, Farmers, House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala, Ministry/Department Headquarters and District Service Commission Offices. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy. Serving Officers will not be considered for Entry Level Posts in Scale U4, where applicable.
Applicants are free to apply for a maximum of two Posts.
Applicants should attach three sets of certified photocopies of their certificates and testimonials, plus three recent certified passport size photographs.
Those already in Government Service should route their applications through their Heads of Department who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Serving officers may submit an advance a copy of the application directly to the Public Service Commission to enable the Commission to carry out preliminary work on the applications. Applicants who shall not hear from the Public Service Commission on completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Deadline: 13th April 2012

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