ICRAF Hiring Scientific Officer

ICRAF Hiring Scientific Officer
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Reference number: 202432
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
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CIFOR-ICRAF
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all.

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CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry).

Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet.

Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Scientific Officer -ICRISAT Kenya

Overview


ICRISAT is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of a Scientific Officer at its ESA Regional Crop Improvement Station at ICRISAT-Kiboko.

Duties and responsibilities


  1. Plan and execute experimental protocols and performance trials in field for sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, groundnuts, chickpea and pigeon pea.
  2. Operate research equipment, taking notes, entering data with internal IT systems and complying with seed stewardship standards.
  3. Capture data in iOS operating systems (desktop computing, iPhones, iPads), Breeding Management System (BMS) and conduct data quality check and assurance to enable timely advancement of the 6 mandate crops.
  4. Write progressive reports, manuals and scientific articles.
  5. Supervise and motivate the labour, capacity building of farmers, students and other collaborators.
  6. Manage relationships with co-operators/partners to ensure timely completion and integrity of data collected.
  7. Procure farm inputs and consumables.
  8. Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons.
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Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related fields and minimum of 3 years’ experience.
  • Experience in a research environment, specifically in field layout, data analysis, and good crop husbandry practices.
  • Sound interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a research institution and an understanding of plant breeding.

Education, knowledge and experience


•Master’s degree in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related fields and minimum of 3 years’ experience.
•Experience in a research environment, specifically in field layout, data analysis, and good crop husbandry practices.
•Sound interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
•At least 2 years of experience in a research institution and an understanding of plant breeding.

Terms and conditions


•This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience.
•The duty station will be in Kiboko, Kenya ICRISAT Offices.

Application process


The application deadline is 30 Jun 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.