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Field Research Technician - Nursery and Seed Production
World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Nationally Recruited Staff Full-time Locallly Recruited
Close on 7 Jun 2023
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Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
  • Prepare and manage nurseries including seed preparation, preparation of field maps, oversee planting, pollination and data collection as instructed by the breeder, oversee harvest, processing of seed.
  • Coordinate genotyping sampling and shipment
  • Prepare and manage seed multiplication activities as guided by the breeder
  • Learn and operate the Breeding Management System (BMS) or the Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) in order to manage routine operations, data upload, data curation and cleaning and preliminary analysis.
  • Manage seed inventory and storage
  • Implement timely digital data capture using the relevant tools and software as identified by AVISA management
  • Develop and map out process flows for AVISA crop nursery operations
  • Assist partners based on their needs and in coordination with the supervisor
  • Perform any other duties as agreed with the supervisor


  • BSc or MSc in Plant Breeding, Agricultural Sciences or biotechnology.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in managing agricultural field activities or research projects.
  • Good writing records, computing software and other IT materials.
  • Familiarity with legumes and/or cereal crops and related research operations (pollination, data collection from trials and nurseries, running breeding and operational software, experience with genotyping sampling etc.) will be an advantage.
  • Ability to manage labor, estimate labor demand, provide supervision and training to field staff to manage breeding research activities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal day to day supervision and proactively solve problems.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills to line manager and colleagues on station.

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