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Recruitment of a Consultant in silkworm egg production and breeding.

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Consultant in silkworm egg production and breeding.



The Government of Rwanda intends to recruit an international consultant in silkworm egg production and breeding to assist in local supply and production of silkworm eggs. The expert will also advise the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in general matters of sericulture.

A. Tasks to be performed

The international expert will perform the following tasks:

1) Silkworm Egg Production and Management:

a) To set up a laboratory fully equipped for high productivity and quality egg production
b) To import appropriate silkworm parents races and develop techniques for maintaining them and for conservation of silkworm genetic resources in Rwanda,
c) To develop techniques for breeding management and maintenance of pure line silkworm races suitable for Rwandan conditions.
d) To develop techniques for silkworm egg preservation and production, and grainage management.
e) To develop techniques for seed cocoon production in secondary sites.
f) To assist private sector in setting up egg production units
g) To transfer technology to national counterparts

2) Advise to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources of the Government of Rwanda
a) On facility improvement of sericulture development center.
b) On data collection in sericulture activities and sericulture statistics.
c) On the establishment of the rules and regulations related to sericulture (silkworm eggs, cocoon grading and nursery saplings).
d) On production of better quality raw silk.
e) On development of the extension system
f) On the running and management of the sericulture training centers for technicians and farmers.
g) To review long-term sericulture development plan.
h) To join international silk association.
i) To transfer technology to national counterparts

B. Duration of the assignment

The assignment will last six (6) months year with possibility of renewal after performance evaluation.

C. Requirements

The candidate should fulfil the following requirements:

Hold at least a Master’s degree in genetics and breeding or in a related field
At least 10 years experience in silkworm breeding and silkworm egg production, with 5 years in an international institution / cooperation
Experienced in general sericulture and sericulture development
Fluent in English and / or in French
Good interpersonal communication skills
Able to work in a multicultural environment

D. Submission of proposals

The MINAGRI now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders with technical and financial proposals in separate envelopes for the implementation of the above tasks.

The proposals should reach the Central Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources not later than October 26th 2007, at the address below:

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources
P.O. Box 621 Kigali
Republic of Rwanda

To the attention of the Permanent Secretary
Subject: Consultant in silkworm egg production and breeding

E-mail for further information: sixte.rutayisire@gmail.com



Done in Kigali, on September 15th 2007

Dr Agnes Matilda Kalibata

Permanent Secretary

MINAGRI

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