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Coordinator – Legume Agronomist

Application deadline 21. Jul
Posted at
6. Jun, 13:03
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Job Level
Mid level
Work Type
Full Time
Highest Qualification
Years of Experience
3 years
Other Arusha District Arusha

The Job:

The Coordinator – Legume Agronomist will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Characterization of legume germplasm for agronomic traits, biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Conduct and coordinate varietal evaluation trials in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Increase breeder seed for use in multi-location trials, and distribution to partners as per requirement.
  • Prepare experimental protocols and share with national partners.
  • Collect, compile and analyse data from the experimental trials.
  • Prepare progress reports and contribute to scientific paper writing for publication.
  • Lead capacity building activities targeting farmers, public and private seed producers, and other stakeholders through training, demonstration and dissemination of improved varieties.
  • Assist with the development of project proposals for funding.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Position requirements:

  • A minimum of MSc in agronomy, plant breeding, genetics, horticulture, plant sciences or related disciplines.
  • Good understanding about the farming systems in the targeted countries.
  • Hands-on experience in seed-related work such as seed production, management of demonstration and validation trials, variety release procedures, seed regulations, seed quality, experimental designs, field trial management, and data analyses with statistical programs.
  • Knowledge of the legume seed sector in East Africa would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS-Word, MS- Excel and database applications etc.) required.
  • Speak and write English fluently.
  • Capacity to efficiently manage workloads and work independently.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the R&D of International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs) is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in a multicultural, multinational environment, and ability to interact effectively with project partners and stakeholders.

A client seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of a Coordinator – Legume Agronomist

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