Western Seed Company Jobs

Location: Kitale, Kenya.

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