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Research Officers Jobs in Kenya

Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC), a leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector seeks dynamic and result oriented persons to fill the following positions:

Research Officers – Kitale / Molo

Ref: HR/RO/007
Scope: Reporting to the Regional Manager, the person shall be responsible for establishing field experiments, analyse and interpret research data. 

The person shall also spearhead all research assignments of the Corporation.

Skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Age 25-35 years
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Crop Science / Biotechnology / Seed Science Technology.
  • Masters degree in Agronomy / Plant breeding an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 2 years hands-on work experience in Plant breeding, research and general management.
  • Have strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and personal drive.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Should be inventive and innovative
Key result areas:
  • Establishing field experiments, analyse and interpret research data.
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders in Plant breeding.
  • Advise the management on weed, pest and disease control and suitability of soils.
  • Documenting new plant varieties.
  • Strategically establish breeding regime to ensure that high quality planting materials are available in sufficient qualities at all times.
  • Managing patent process for new introductions.
  • Carry out periodic pest and disease surveillance in liaison with the relevant institutions and give recommendations on control measures.
  • Analyse the production yield data for various enterprises and advise management appropriately.
  • Monitoring field performance.
  • Writing technical reports.
  • Write bulletin, biannual and Agronomy reports on findings and recommendations.
  • Analyse metrological data and monitor weather changes for advising purposes.
  • Co-ordinate with research institutions on matters of research findings and translating the findings into actionable programmes.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Interested candidates should apply, quoting the position reference number, attach certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact, e-mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees, expected salary on or before 1st April, 2015 to:-
The Managing Director
Agricultural Development Corporation
P.O. Box 47101-00100


ADC is an equal opportunity employer

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