Seed Expert

 

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The Position

 
The jobs advertised by this vacancy are for the position of Seed Expert, for each of the duty stations mentioned above. You will function within a team of individuals with complementary expertise in seed sector development. You will be supervised by the regional scientific coordinator, who will be ...
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Responsibility

 
  • Capacity strengthening 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. You will be expected to train and coach seed producers on quality seed production and post-harvest management.
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requirement

 
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).
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how to apply

 
Interested candidates are invited to send a well-formulated letter of motivation of no more than one page and their up-to-date full CV before 4 January 2016 by email, with clear indication of the job title and preferred station of duty to: vacancy.issdethiopia@gmail.com.
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