Tobacco Research Board

Technical Officer

Tobacco Research Board
Mar. 02, 2023
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Job Description

This is a 12-month fixed term contract. The position requires exceptional technical and communication skills and experience. The incumbent should be a good team player, highly analytical and willing to work outside normal working hours and will be on a performance-based contract reporting to the Head: Crop Production and Molecular Technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the Division’s research programs.
  • Knowledge in different cropping systems including tobacco and horticulture seedling production is a must.
  • Supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies to include sustainable cropping practices and integrated pest management.
  • Maintains inventory of chemicals and equipment.
  • Providing technical guidance/support to general staff.
  • Data capturing, analysis and report writing skills.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Agriculture.
  • Clean Class 4 Driver’s license.
  • At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in crop and horticulture seedling production environment.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit applications including a detailed CV, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Office on

Deadline: 02 March 2023

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Tobacco Research Board

The Tobacco Research Board was established in 1950 under the Tobacco Research Act (Chapter 28:21). It's mandate is to direct, control and carry out tobacco research in Zimbabwe. The TRB's mission is 'To maximize economic value from sustainable and responsible tobacco production through the development and provision of elite varieties and innovative agro-based services and products'.

The TRB headquarters are at the world-renowned Kutsaga Research Station on the outskirts of Harare.

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