Submitted by psc on Sep 14

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Gambians to fill the following vacant position available at the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture at Cape Point, Bakau.

JOB TITLE: Agricultural Engineer, Grade 8

Number of Vacancy: (1 Position)

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

Direct Entry:

  • Candidate must possess BSc in Agricultural, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering with at least three (3) years relevant work experience

In-Direct Entry:

  • Candidate must serve satisfactorily as Assistant Agricultural Engineer  for at least two (2) years

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the implementation of agricultural rural development programs with reference to agricultural engineering ;
  • Assist in the review and formulation of policies relevant to Agricultural engineering sub-sector for incorporation into the ANR policy ;
  • Supervise data collection for  the design, construction and installation of irrigation and other water control  infrastructure
  • Participate in the design, construction, installation and supervision of irrigation and other water control  infrastructure;
  • Assist in the supervision of fabrication and development of pre and post-harvest labor saving devices;
  • Assist in the evaluation and improvement of introduced technologies;
  • Liaise with Regional Agricultural Engineers and provide technical support ;
  • Supervise the training of operators on the use and management of pre and post-harvest machinery and equipment and coordinate its maintenance.

SALARY

Salary attached to the position is Grade 8 of the Government Integrated Pay Scale, i.e. D61, 884(six-one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four dalasi) per annum.

Applicants should complete form (16B) available on the PSC website www.psc.gov. Completed applications together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and other relevant documents should be submitted to the Records Office of the Public Service Commission, the Quadrangle, Banjul, not later than 29th September 2021, before 3:30pm.          

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Gambians to fill the following vacant position available at the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture at Cape Point, Bakau.

JOB TITLE: Agricultural Officer, Grade 8

Number of Vacancy: (9 Positions)

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

Direct Entry:

  • Candidate must possess MSc degree in General Agriculture, Agricultural Economics with at least three (3) years relevant work experience

In-Direct Entry:

  • Candidate must possess BSc degree General Agriculture, Agricultural Economics with at least two (2) years satisfactory service as Senior Agricultural Assistant  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitating all production aspects of agricultural field crops and coordination of extension services in the country as well as formulating and implementing policy framework for farmer support programmes
  • Mobilizing of resources.
  • Advising improved, agricultural productivity in the country
  • Education of Gambia farmers on suitable and appropriate farming techniques (existing and new technological improvements and new crop varieties for increased productivity without damage to the ecosystem
  • Advising farmers on improved crops, fertilizers, weeds pests and disease control, improve methods of cultivation, agricultural tools, soil and moisture conservation and processing and storage
  • Selection, recruitment, training, coordination and supervision of the field crops and extension staff on the Department of Agriculture in the country
  • Liaising with the NARI to transfer to NARI staff
  • Supervision of the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers
  • Facilitation of the development and coordination of agricultural activities and organizations in the country
  • Preparation of annual work plans and budgets as well as annual and quarterly progress reports
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of field crop production and extension education in the agricultural sector
  • Facilitating liaison and networks between Agriculture and other partner institutions (national and international) in relating to field crops and extension education development in The Gambia

 

SALARY

Salary attached to the position is Grade 8 of the Government Integrated Pay Scale, i.e. D61, 884(six-one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four dalasi) per annum.

Applicants should complete form (16B) available on the PSC website www.psc.gov. Completed applications together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and other relevant documents should be submitted to the Records Office of the Public Service Commission, the Quadrangle, Banjul, not later than 29th September 2021, before 3:30pm.

 

 

29th September 2021, before 3:30pm.