Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Selector Job at RIJK ZWAAN AFRISEM Ltd Tanzania

Job Title: Selector
Duty Station Arusha
Application Deadline: 31st Janaury 2014

RIJK ZWAAN AFRISEM Ltd., established in 2008 on Doly estate in Usa River, Arusha, to develop highly productive, disease resistant and tasty varieties of African vegetable crops, has a vacancy for a Selector.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Supervise, plan and design breeding activities in the nursery, greenhouse (crossing blocks), field and seed room, including looking for new sources of variability, DH and Be planning, integrating information from pathology, molecular biology, etc. into the program and following the breeding project from sowing to selection to seed production.
  • Develop a thorough and detailed knowledge of the crop and the market
  • Maintain, monitor, and register crop data
  • Write regular reports
  • Communicate and share experiences within Rijk Zwaan worldwide

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree (B.Sc) in agriculture/horticulture
  • Excellent mathematical knowledge
  • English fluency, spoken and written
  • Experience in field work, with knowledge of agricultural research, especially in plant breeding and/or plant pathology an advantage
  • Physical fitness
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong interest in plant breeding and crops

  • Focused and diligent work attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good team player and able to give and follow-up precise instructions
  • Practical, flexible and open-minded
  • Good communication skills

How to Apply:

To apply for further information about this vacancy contact:
Human Resource Manager
Rijk Zwaan Africem Ltd
P.O. Box 12345