Agricultural Jobs at AgriSeedCo Nigeria Limited, Kaduna

AgriSeedCo Nigeria Limited, a joint venture between Seed West Africa
Limited (a subsidiary of Seed CO International Limited, a public listed
Company incorporated in Zimbabwe and quoted on the Zimbabwe Stock
Exchange), a leading producer and marketer of certified seeds in Africa
and Saro
AgroSciences Limited a leading Nigeria Agro Input provider and
marketer, this Joint venture a new entrant to the Nigeria seed industry
was incorporated in Nigeria under the name AgriSeed Co Nigeria Limited
in 2013.


In response to the current efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria
to boost Agricultural Productivity, create employment opportunities,
enhance rural farmers income and food security, the company is at the
forefront of making available high yielding disease resistant maize
hybrids that is transforming the agricultural landscape and fortune of
the country in conjunction with her collaborating partners.

AgriSeedCo Nigeria Limited is recruiting to fill the job position below:

Job Title: Line Development Maize Breeder (West Africa/Tropical Lowland)
Location:
Kaduna
Job Summary

  • In close consultation with the Seed Co West Africa (SCOWA)
    business unit and global maize breeding lead, the maize breeder will
    implement the maize breeding strategy for Tropical Lowland/ West and
    Central Africa. And also be called upon to support seed production,
    extension and marketing functions in the SBUs of the SC group across
    Africa.
  • The objectives will be achieved by generating and developing a
    pipeline of yellow maize inbred lines and making hybrid combinations for
    advancement and release in the tropical lowland environments in western
    and central Africa. This entails assessment of introductions,
    implementation of crossing plans, selection schemes and establishing the
    product testing network in target regions of product deployment.
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Qualifications

  • At least a MSc in Plant Breeding, A PhD will be an advantage; Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of tropical lowland germplasm and product requirements will be an added advantage
  • Data analysis and result presentation
  • Communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work both in a diverse research team and independently is crucial
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a maize breeding programme


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae
and brief profile electronically using their location & position
applied for as the subject of the mail to: job@saroafrica.com.ng

Note:
Kindly use job title and location as mail subject.

 
Application Deadline  21st October, 2016

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