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PostingID : 12629

Job Title:   Research and Development Assistant

Job Category: Agriculture


Job Type

Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Main Purpose of Appointment: • Select sites for trials • Prepare sites for trial establishment • Demarcate and mark sites for trials • Mark and place labels in trials • Plant trials • Fertilizer trials • Maintain trials • Collect data from trials • Monitor pests and diseases in trials and plantation stands Functions of Appointment: Implement cost effective and best methods of establishing, maintaining and assessing research trials (land preparation, tree establishment, fertilization, weeding, termite control, data collection, pest and diseases monitoring) according to research protocols. • Assist in the selection of sites for establishing trials noting that each specific trial should be established on at least two different sites. • Assist R & D Manager in Plus Tree selections for clone production. • Coordinate seedling production for research with the Nursery Manger. • Coordinate with Nursery Manager on clone production programme. • Coordinate with Silviculture Forester to ensure land preparation on trial sites are properly done and that pre-planting weed control is achieved. • Clearly demarcate and mark out boundaries of trials. • Use specific trial design and place labels indicating trial replications and treatments. • Establish each specific trial with correct species and at correct spacing following the trial design. • Treated with appropriate chemical against pest e.g. termites and crickets, before planting. • Blank trials within one month of planting to ensure 100% stocking. • Fertilize trials following the correct protocol and design paying attention to details. • Properly maintain the established trials through manual and chemical weeding in collaboration with the Silviculture section. • Conduct tree survival assessments of trials at six and twelve months. • At year one (1) do corrective pruning i.e. removing multiple stems and conduct low pruning to 1 m height of each stem. • Measure and assess trials for height and diameter and other required variables at prescribed schedules and submit data to Manager R & D for analysis. • Monitor pests and diseases in trials and plantation stands and produce reports. • Produce monthly progress reports of activities and submit to Manager R & D.


Required Skills / Experience

Bachelor Degree in Forestry or Diploma in Forestry or Agro-forestry. Experience: At least two years’ experience in Forestry, or Agro-forestry environment at field technical level.

Years of Experience : 3 Years   
    

Competencies

• Ability to interpret trials designs. • Competent in using GPS, Vertex, diameter calipers or tape. • Computer literate • Respond to requests and inquiries from employees and line management effectively and timeously. • Maintain confidentiality at work • Work independently in the absence of supervision • Understand and follow oral and written instructions • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing • Good planning and management skills. • Good communication skills including the ability to motivate others. • Persistence, innovative, initiative, self-motivation, accuracy and attention to detail. • Expertise in use of relevant statistical packages for forestry data analysis.


Education

Education Level : Bachelors Degree
                 

Location

City: Hwidiem- Brong- Ahafo Region


Salary

MinSalary GHc: 0.0000

MaxSalary GHc: 0.0000


Job Posting

Posting Date: Mar 1 2021 12:00AM

Date Expires : 31/04/2021


How to Apply

Contact Person / Email / Address:

Send Application (CV and Covering Letter) to : engineering@careersinghana.com

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