Practical experience in building the capacity of seed producer organizations, which include community based seed producer groups, farmer cooperatives, small and medium public and private seed enterprises, in quality seed production in a relevant geographic location is a prerequisite for this position. Having an existing professional network in the seed sector is a great asset in your favour. Demonstrated understanding and experience with the ISSD Ethiopia project approach will be an advantage for candidates applying for this position.
The Seed Expert should have knowledge, experience, and skills in:
- Agronomy and crop improvement and be able to apply these practically to promote quality seed production;
- Specific knowledge working with cereals, pulses, oilseed, and other crops is advantageous;
- Agronomic practices for seed production (soil fertility management, pest and disease management, soil moisture and irrigation management). Read more