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Virologist Deputy Manager



Landell Mills Limited

Vacancy Number:



Kabul, KA 


As per the NTA Scale

Employment Type:

Full time



No. of Jobs:



December 31, 2018



Closing Date:


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Company Info
Landell Mills Limited/Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock/Seed Certification Directorate

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About Landell Mills Limited:

Landell Mills Limited (LML) (www.landell-mills.com) is one of the world's leading international development consulting firms. We have been in business for over 35 years and have been active in all continents. Our mission is to assist our clients to participate actively in the global economy whilst protecting their fragile environments and vulnerable communities in the process. We work with private and public sector clients on assignments lasting from a few days to several years. Our work is usually financed by international development agencies.


LML has been contracted by the Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan European Commission to provide Support To Capacitate the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) In Transition For Sustainable Public Services Delivery. The Project duration was is from January 2014 to December 2018.

Job Description:

Job Description:

Under the overall supervision of the Chairman, National Seed Board and the direct supervision of the chief of Seed Certification Directorate, the specific duties of the Virologist/deputy manager shall include the following:

Coordination with farmers, NGOs, PHDP and MAIL on sustainability of services provided by the laboratory

Participate in design and development of visibility materials
Provide technical assistance during training of laboratory technical staff
Provide input for project progress reports and work plans
Assist in facilitating and/or participating in meetings and working groups

Follow up of all the logistic and procurement activities

Assign individual duties and responsibilities to the laboratory staff
Manage operational aspects of the laboratory
Design and pilot a system to monitor the health status of planting materials available in Mother Stock Nurseries including need based replacement of infected material
Collect and perform molecular (PCR)and serological analyses (ELISA)for the plant samples for various pathogens
Develop and implement activities to provide advice on various deleterious pests and diseases (nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses/viroids)
Effectively apply sanitary and phytosnaitory methodologies
Ensure all project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored
Tracks and reports Bio-technology project progress (technical and financial) on a monthly basis to the National NRM Manager and Senior Rural Development Coordinator
Ensure that the project is in line with the Logical Framework

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Advanced university degree in plant pathology, Ag. Biotechnology  (PCR, ELAISA)  
At least 3 years’ experience of performing molecular PCR and serological assays (ELAISA)  
Familiarity with planting materials production and seed certification system,

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Please send electronic copies of cover letter in English and your CV showing employment history, and the name of 3 referees who will be contacted if you will be shortlisted for this function to hr.mailtransition@gmail.com

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