Sericulture Extension Technicians at HEworks Rwanda Silk Ltd, Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE: 20/07/2018 - Agriculture & Livestock Jobs in Kigali

Published date: 09/07/2018
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Details of listing: Sericulture Extension Technicians at HEworks Rwanda Silk Ltd, Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE: 20/07/2018



Sericulture Extension Technicians

HEworks Rwanda Silk Ltd. is a private limited company located in Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), Kigali City. The company operates a sericulture business by promoting mulberry plantation, producing silkworm eggs and cocoons, purchasing all the cocoons produced in Rwanda, and processing them into raw silk and silk fabrics mainly to export to the international market.

HEworks Rwanda Silk Ltd. shall be involved in the following activities of production and marketing of silk products:

  • Promote mulberry plantation and production of silkworm eggs and cocoons.

  • Purchase cocoons from farmers and cooperatives to produce raw silk for domestic and international market, being the world leading company to develop the sericulture sector in Rwanda.

  • Develop silk processing industry to produce raw silk and silk yarn for the first stage, and to process the silk fabrics and the final silk products for the second development stage.

  • Create the domestic market and explore the international market to commercialize the silk products made in Rwanda.

Job summary

Sericulture Extension Technicians

The Sericulture Extension Technicians will carry out the following duties:

1) Mobilize the farmers and cooperatives to join sericulture production activities;

2) Provide technical assistance in mulberry plantation / cultivation and silkworm rearing for cocoon production;

3) Survey the status and conditions of sericulture farms to plan the schedule of silkworm rearing;

4) Cooperate with local governments in identifying and mapping of available land for mulberry plantation; and

5) Assist the sericulture producers (farmers and cooperative) in achieving high income through practicing the standard technologies of cocoon production.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

  • Must be sincere & honest

  • Must have a University Bachelor degree in agriculture and rural development or related field, and the graduate certificate and the academic performance record should be submitted.

  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Should have excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.

  • Should be computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and other software packages.

  • Should have ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and other stakeholders

  • Willingness to go above and beyond their job description

Working Location: Kigali and assigned Districts in Rwanda

Closing Date: 20th July, 2018

Employment Procedure: About six candidates selected through screening CV and oral interview will be trained in the intensive internship training course for three months, to select finally three sericulture extension technicians. The selected technicians will have six to twelve months’ contract renewable when the working performance is satisfied.

The payment conditions will be announced during the interview, but the candidates may inquire about the payment before interview.

To apply, send a CV and Cover Letter to

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