Field Technician at SeedCo Nigeria (5 Openings)

SeedCo Nigeria Limited is a joint venture between Seed Co West Africa Limited (a subsidiary of Seed Co International Limited a public listed Company incorporated in Zimbabwe and quoted on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange) and Saro AgroSciences Limited a leading Nigeria Agro Input provider.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Technician

Locations: Zaria, Saminaka – Kaduna, Mokwa and Kontagora – Niger and Kano
Employment Type: Contract

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with research field selection, land preparation and farmers engagements.
  • Assist with field layout, planting, and evaluation of maize, soybean, rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and cowpea trials.
  • Assist with layout of breeding nursery
  • Assist with hand pollination on seed production field
  • Coordinate all field operations and labour engagement for planting, thinning, weeding, fertilizer application, and harvesting of trials.
  • Coordinate insect pest and weed control activities
  • Data collection
  • Supervision of casual labour
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • OND in General Agriculture preferably Crop Production, Plant Science, Agronomy, Crop Protection or any other related discipline
  • At least two (2) years relevant experience performing similar role
  • Supervision, management, and leadership attributes
  • Ability to speak the local dialect of the job location will be an added advantage.
  • Age Requirement: 25 – 32 years.

Requirements:
Our Ideal Candidate – Knowledge, Skills and Competences:

  • Good networking
  • Have fundamental knowledge of agronomy, plant propagation, and field trial management
  • Have experience in managing field research activities with field crops such as cowpea, maize, rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, soybean, and vegetables.
  • Have good field management skills, data collection skills, and experience in trial design.
  • Position requires working on the field for long hours including weekends
  • Good organizational skills with excellent communication (verbal and written) capabilities.
  • Ability to work in the field and stay in the rural areas of the job location
  • Ability to speak local dialect.

Application Closing Date
17th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: seedconigeria@seedcogroup.com using “Application for Field Technician” as the subject of the mail.

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