• Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldAgriculture / Agro-Allied 
Specific duties:

  • Prepare and manage nurseries including seed preparation, preparation of field maps, oversee planting, pollination and data collection as instructed by the breeder, oversee harvest, processing of seed
  • Coordinate genotyping sampling and shipment
  • Prepare and manage seed multiplication activities as guided by the breeder
  • Learn and operate the Breeding Management System (BMS) or the Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) in order to manage routine operations, data upload, data curation and cleaning and preliminary analysis
  • Manage seed inventory and storage
  • Implement timely digital data capture using the relevant tools and software as identified by AVISA management
  • Develop and map out process flows for AVISA crop nursery operations
  • Assist partners based on their needs and in coordination with the supervisor
  • Perform any other duties as agreed with the supervisor

Required background, skills and attitudes:

  • BSc or MSc in Plant Breeding, Agricultural Sciences or biotechnology
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in managing agricultural field activities or research projects
  • Good writing records, computing software and other IT materials
  • Familiarity with legumes and/or cereal crops and related research operations (pollination, data collection from trials and nurseries, running breeding and operational software, experience with genotyping sampling etc.) will be an advantage.
  • Ability to manage labor, estimate labor demand, provide supervision and training to field staff to manage breeding research activities
  • Ability to work independently with minimal day to day supervision and proactively solve problems
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills to line manager and colleagues on station
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Communication, Critical Thinking, Teamwork and Client Orientation

Method of Application

Candidates must apply through the link below The application deadline is 18 July 2022. CV and Cover Letter should be in PDF and Labelled with the applicants First and Second Names. We will acknowledge all applications but will only contact short-listed candidates.
Interested and qualified? Go to International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) on to apply
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