Job Opportunities



Institution: Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute

Country: Belize

Project: Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry

Sector: Sugar Industry

Abstract:The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) and the European Union (EU) have entered into an 18 month agreement for the provision of Strengthening Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) in the Sugar Industry. The project will deliver an effective and environmentally friendly pest and disease management system in the sugar industry.

Deadline to submit applications:August 23, 2017 at 4:00pm

SIRDI is seeking the services of IT DATA MANAGER on a contract basis to lead the IPDM Unit, ensure compliance of IT Database and project related activities. SIRDI now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the service.

Scope of Work:

    The IT Data Manager Will:

  • 1.1 Work closely alongside the software developer consultant and SIRDI staff members in order to provide maintenance and Integration of Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) in the sugar industry data, provided by SIRDI and the Project. .

  • 1.1 Bachelor’s in Computer Science

  • 1.2 A minimum of two (2) years relevant working experience in Agriculture and Management Information Systems (MIS).
  • 1.3 Experience in SQL database and C# Programming Language.
  • 1.4 Knowledge in GIS and ESRI suites of products specifically Arc Map

  • 1.5 Proficient in English and Spanish

  • 1.6 Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Database Administration.
  • 1.7 Good knowledge of GIS and its application in sugarcane cultivation
  • 1.8 Excellent (oral and written) command of the English language.
  • 1.9 Knowledge in sugarcane cultivation and related pests.

Further information (including a copy of the TOR) can be obtained at the address below during office hours from Monday to Friday and from 0800 to 1700 hours.

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Interested persons must submit their application package via hard copy. Inclusive of letter of application, resume, proof of qualification and two recent reference letters no later than August 23, 2017 at 4:00pm to:

Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute
Mr Marcos Osorio, Executive Director & Project Coordinator
Attn: David Akierman, Project Accountant / Procurement Officer
SIRDI Headquarters
Mile 66.5, Phillip Goldson Highway, Buena Vista, Corozal, Belize

Tel: 501-677-4734, 670-2234