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26 May 2023

Associate Seed Systems Specialist at CIMMYT

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Job Description


  • Support the seed system specialists and other scientists in engaging seed producers in developing sustainable seed networks and markets; collation of certified Seed Production.
  • Assist in developing and improving the capacity of seed sector partners through training and other related capacity-building initiatives where necessary.
  • Provide technical support to NGOs, and private seed companies in pre-basic and basic seed production.
  • Support the establishment and monitor a variety of demonstrations/field days established in the respective countries.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports related to the project activities.
  • Assist in organizing meetings (Technical and Partner meetings), training (staff, partners, farmers), and workshops (Seed Marketing, Annual Review, and Planning) as needed)
  • Provide support to other CIMMYT project activities being implemented in the respective country.
  • Provide support in organizing and conducting training and capacity-building activities in the respective geolocations.
  • Perform any other tasks and assignments related to the projects as required by the supervisor.


  • BSc in Agriculture or related fields and at least 2-5 years of relevant experience in legume seed systems, seed production, agronomy, or related field. A diploma in Agriculture with more than 5 years of experience could apply.
  • Knowledge in seed production and breeding, extension, or related field
  • Experience in working with the public and private seed sector
  • Experience in working with smallholder farmers, NGOs, and CBOs
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiar with the implementation variety of demonstrations and promotion
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team of researchers, private seed companies, and extension workers.
  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work From Home
  • Training & Development
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Closing Date : 21st June, 2023.


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