Western Seed is a technology provider carrying out research, seed production and dissemination.
The Company currently provides hybrid seed maize to 200,000 small holders in Western Kenya who predominantly rely on maize as a means of livelihood.
Western Seed Company is seeking applications from self-motivated scientifically outstanding Graduates (Young Scientists) to be trained to lead the development, production, processing and dissemination of high-yielding, stress tolerant maize Hybrids adapted to the lowland, mid-altitude and highland ecologies of Eastern Africa.
Candidates should have the following qualifications:
A Graduate degree, B.Sc, BA, M.Sc, MA, MBA or Phd in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, or related disciplines
Excellent computing, statistical and biometrical analysis skills
Willingness to start as trainees and be mentored to take complete responsibility of specific sectors and provide complete technology product stewardship
Ability and willingness to work and live in challenging environments anywhere in Eastern Africa
Demonstrated ability to appropriately engage in innovation and work collegially and collaboratively with Public, Private and International partners in diverse, multicultural environments.
Closing Date: 30th September.
Applications with full resume and contact information should be send by email to: ceo [at] westernseedcompany.com marked “YOUNG SCIENTISTS” in the Subject Field