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Plant Breeder – Groundnut

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Livestock Production Assistant II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Animal Health Assistant II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Environment Officer II

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County Government of Nakuru

Fisheries Assistant II

Nakuru, Kenya

County Government of Nakuru

Agricultural Assistant Officer II

Nakuru, Kenya

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Production Assistant III

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Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Production Assistant I

Nairobi, Kenya

Export Processing Zone Authority

Manager, Water And Sewerage Service

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Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Quality Assistant Officer II

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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

Summit Recruitment & Search

Agribusiness Manager (Small Scale)

Nairobi, Kenya

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Norwegian Refugee Council

Project Officer - Livelihoods And Food Security (LFS)

Kakuma, Kenya

Closing: Feb 3, 2022

12 days remaining

Published: Jan 21, 2022 (1 day ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

The objective of this position is to enable truly collaborative CGIAR-NARS breeding programs that accelerate the rate of genetic gain and increase the varietal turnover rate of groundnut in the target region. The scientist will work with NARS, CGIAR initiatives, such as Excellence in Breeding (EiB), and other stakeholders to develop modern and effective breeding and variety deployment strategies. The successful candidate must be committed to developing and enabling CGIAR-NARS coordinated breeding networks, which will include other value chain partners and collaborators. This position will report to the Breeding Pipeline Modernization Expert.

Required academic qualifications, skills, and attitudes: 

  • Ph.D. 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 the latest breeding technologies are highly desired.
  • Strong networking and facilitating skills, with a 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 in 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
The objective of this position is to enable truly collaborative CGIAR-NARS breeding programs that accelerate the rate of genetic gain and increase the varietal turnover rate of groundnut in the target region. The scientist will work with NARS, CGIAR initiatives, such as Excellence in Breeding (EiB), and other stakeholders to develop modern and effective breeding and variety deployment strategies. The successful candidate must be committed to developing and enabling CGIAR-NARS coordinated breeding networks, which will include other value chain partners and collaborators. This position will report to the Breeding Pipeline Modernization Expert.

Required academic qualifications, skills, and attitudes: 

  • Ph.D. 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 the latest breeding technologies are highly desired.
  • Strong networking and facilitating skills, with a 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 in 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.


Specific duties:

  • 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 scientists & 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 agro-ecologies.
    • 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 build 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 the publication of research results in international, refereed journals.


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