Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) took part in the Al Ain Education and Career Fair, inaugurated yesterday in Al Ain under the patronage of HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
ADFCA's participation is the fair is specifically aimed at attracting UAE national graduates looking for jobs in the areas of animal wealth, research and development, food safety and agriculture. The Authority is one of the most successful government entities in terms of emiratization, as 71% of its workforce at present are UAE nationals.
Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, said the Authority would take part in all important career fairs in the country with a view to reach out to potential recruits among young men and women of the UAE. "Currently, we are exploring the possibility of emiratizing all technical sectors in the Authority. We have about 50 vacancies in agriculture, food safety and veterinary sciences," he pointed out.
Explaining the successful track record of the Authority in recruiting national employees, Al Reyaysa said that 90% of administrative staff at ADFCA were UAE nationals. "95% of staff in agriculture sector, 50% in animal wealth sector, 70% in food safety sector, 50% in research and development sector and 48% in policy and regulation sector are UAE nationals," he added.
"We are looking to recruit staff in a number of areas, including food and agricultural risk management, retail food supply sector, research on fruits and dates, pest management, irrigation systems and veterinary research. Most of these are for work in ADFCA's research stations," Al Reyaysa explained.
During its participation at the fair, ADFCA presented models of model farms, new plastic green houses, products of the Research and Development sector such as honey and other details about the Authority's work.