CIMMYT Research Technician Jobs in Kenya

CIMMYT Research Technician Jobs in Kenya

About the Organization

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, and through offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Through strong science and effective partnerships, we create, share, and use knowledge and agricultural technologies to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources in developing countries.

We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar research and development goals, including the public and private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations,
farmers, and the development assistance community.

The Position

The position holder will collect and validate data obtained in breeding activities, including nurseries, trials, genotypic
analyses, doubled haploid generation, seed health evaluations, etc.

Provide support for the use of breeding data
management-related software and hardware.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect, prepare, and load files into databases and/or repositories by carrying out standardized data quality control processes and routine data transformations.
  • Ensure that all files meet minimal metadata standards prior to loading into databases and/or repositories.
  • Maintain records of data submission processes.
  • Help train people in the use of breeding information management-related software including data capture and visualization tools.
  • Provide on-site support for the use of breeding information management-related software as well as hardware such as tablets, printers, and barcode scanners.
  • Extend regional data support via travel to experimental stations within Kenya, as well as in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and potentially other countries in Africa.

    Essential Academic & Professional

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area such as agriculture, plant breeding, biometrics, plant biology or biology.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with crop breeding data.
  • Training in statistical analysis of data management will be an advantage.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Ability
    to troubleshoot unexpected problems based on experience, common sense and creativity.
  • Substantial experience with computers and a variety of software applications in an academic or research setting.
  • Experience in using tablets, smartphones, and other devices related to data capture and management.
  • Good ability to learn and implement new software.
  • Pro-active service orientation.
  • Good communication and teaching/training skills.
  • Willingness to travel and to work outside of normal office hours.

    Terms of offer

  • CIMMYT in Kenya is hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.
  • We believe that staff diversity promotes
    excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women.
  • This position is on local terms and
    subject to ICRAF HR policies and will be for an initial period of three (3) years subject to six (6) months’ probation period with a possibility of renewal.
  • The position will be based in CIMMYT office in Nairobi.

    How to apply

  • Apply online and Complete the application form.
  • Attach your cover letter and CV/Resume (as one document – labelled with your First Name and Last Name).
  • Applications will be considered until 5th November, 2018. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. We invite you to learn more about CIMMYT and World

  • For more information and job application details, see; CIMMYT Research Technician Jobs in Kenya

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