Position title
Principal Plant Breeder
Description

Kenya Seed Company Limited, established under the Companies Act, 2015, is a Commercial State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation. Its primary mandate is to produce and market top quality certified agricultural seeds.

Responsibilities

i) Formulating research project proposals.
ii) Developing and release of seed varieties.
iii) Collecting, collation, analysis and interpretation of appropriate data from crop experiments.
iv) Evaluating germplasm for various seed varieties for resistance to main biotic stresses, grain yield and other desirable agronomic traits
v) Maintenance and supply of breeders’ seeds for bulking.
vi) Maintaining germplasm inventory and ensure ideal storage conditions.
vii) Carrying out description of released varieties and other germplasm (DUS)
viii) Assist in development of inbred lines for yield and other agronomic attributes
ix) Participate in evaluating hybrids varieties in Preliminary, Advanced and National Performance Trials.
x) Preparation of technical / scientific reports
xi) Prepare materials for check plot inspections

Qualifications

i) Bachelor Science degree in Botany, Agriculture, Seed Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
ii) Have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory role in comparable organization.
iii) Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
iv) Membership in good standing to a relevant professional body.
v) Must have released at least one (1) variety
vi) Leadership skills.
vii) Excellent communication skills
viii) Good interpersonal skills
ix) Team player
x) Working knowledge of computer applications.
xi) Must have valid driving license.
xii) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Employment Type
Full-time, Permanent & Pensionable
Industry
Agriculture
Job Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Base Salary
Ksh.Competitive
Date posted
December 14, 2022
Valid through
December 20, 2022
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