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International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Plant Breeder – Groundnut

Nairobi, Kenya

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Plant Breeder – Groundnut

Nairobi, Kenya

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Environment Officer II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Inspector Ground Water

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County Government of Nakuru

Assistant Animal Health Officer III

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Animal Health Assistant II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Fisheries Assistant II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Assistant Livestock Production Officer III

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Assistant Fisheries Officer III

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Agricultural Assistant Officer II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Livestock Production Assistant II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Assistant Agricultural Officer III

Nakuru, Kenya

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Production Assistant I

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Production Assistant III

Nairobi, Kenya

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

ILRI PHD Graduate Fellowship : Fate Of Antibiotic Residues And Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria In Livestock Manure And Their Effects On Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Nutrient Cycling

Kenya

Export Processing Zone Authority

Manager, Water And Sewerage Service

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Quality Assistant Officer II

Nairobi, Kenya

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Agribusiness Manager (Small Scale)

Nairobi, Kenya

Closing: Feb 14, 2022

17 days remaining

Published: Jan 23, 2022 (5 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • PhD in Plant Breeding/ Genetics/ Quantitative genetics with a minimum of 5 years of public or private sector breeding.
  • Experience in applying quantitative genetics principles to breeding.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a groundnut breeder is highly desired.
  • Knowledge and experience using genomics and latest breeding technologies is highly desired.
  • Strong networking and facilitating skills, with focus on enabling and empowering others to succeed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural and diverse environments.
  • Successful experience and commitment to inclusive research design and implementation.
  • Other requirements:
    • Fluency in verbal and written English is essential.
    • Must be willing to travel frequently both internationally and domestically
    • Experience of managing staff and budget is desirable
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Problem Solving and Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Client Orientation, Communication and Team Leadership.


Responsibilities

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • PhD in Plant Breeding/ Genetics/ Quantitative genetics with a minimum of 5 years of public or private sector breeding.
  • Experience in applying quantitative genetics principles to breeding.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a groundnut breeder is highly desired.
  • Knowledge and experience using genomics and latest breeding technologies is highly desired.
  • Strong networking and facilitating skills, with focus on enabling and empowering others to succeed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural and diverse environments.
  • Successful experience and commitment to inclusive research design and implementation.
  • Other requirements:
    • Fluency in verbal and written English is essential.
    • Must be willing to travel frequently both internationally and domestically
    • Experience of managing staff and budget is desirable
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Problem Solving and Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Client Orientation, Communication and Team Leadership.


  • Establish and lead the breeding activities for the CGIAR component of the CGIAR-NARS network.
  • Design and implement an effective collaborative breeding strategy to develop elite breeding material, and a product advancement process to identify candidate new varieties for targeted market segments and product profiles.
    • With NARS and selected other partners, identify, obtain, and develop appropriate germplasm to sustain breeding programs.
    • In association with multidisciplinary network scientist & staff, EiB, and partners, develop modern population improvement and testing strategies.
    • Co-ordinate the development of a stage-wise multi-environment product performance testing strategy, data analysis and advancement process, which is aligned with crop market segments, TPEs or agroecologies.
    • Ensure cost effective breeding operations, and standard operating procedures that deliver agreed quality and performance indicators.
  • Develop strong partnerships with national public breeding programs to collaboratively identify critical germplasm, product needs and define complementary breeding objectives.
  • Enable and actively support the regional crop network to collaboratively plan and implement breeding activities that balance the development of individual and shared network germplasm products, and builds capacity to share knowledge, best practices, training, etc.
  • Support and contribute to product profile development and seed system activities in the region.
  • Contribute to or lead the development of research proposals and other fundraising activities.
  • Lead or contribute to publication of research results in international, refereed journals.


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