World Agroforestry Centre Tree Germplasm Health Officer Jobs in Kenya
World Agroforestry Centre Tree Germplasm Health Officer Jobs in KenyaJob DescriptionPrimary Duties and Responsibilities Undertake germplasm health testing activities to ensure that seed are suitable for export, import or storage in the genebank.
Issue phytosanitary health statements for the tested seeds.
Curate and maintain germplasm health testing records.
Monitor and provide technical advice to the phytosanitary management of regional field genebanks.
Ensure that germplasm health testing protocols are in place and tests are conducted properly.
Update protocols and techniques ensuring that methods keep pace with the literature and recent findings.
Ensure that the laboratory operates within and maintains its quality management standards.
Maintain reagent, consumables and equipment inventory for the Germplasm Health Laboratory
Provide guidance and monitor compliance with appropriate national and international phytosanitary standards.
Liaise with Genebank in acquisition of Phytosanitary Certificate for germplasm distribution and Plant Import Permit for germplasm acquisition from the NPPO
Be proactive and alert to detect and advise on control of emerging pathogens, even if not present on quarantine regulations or guidelines.
Conduct and collaborate with colleagues on research that contributes to seed health and seed quality.
Guide and supervise interns attached to the Germplasm Health Laboratory
MSc in plant pathology, seed health or similarly pertinent field.
At least 2 years hands-on laboratory and field experience with plant diseases; preferably on tree germplasm
Hands-on laboratory testing of plant diseases; preferably on tree germplasm.
Experience with field monitoring of plant diseases and pests
Experience in methods to monitor and test viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens.
Laboratory management experience using a rigorous quality management system e.g. ISO Certification
To ensure clean tree germplasm is conserved and distributed at ICRAF Genebank and across regional Field Genebanks
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