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Monday, August 28, 2017

Hybrid Seed Research & Development Officer Job at Brac - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Hybrid Seed Research & Development Officer

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 8th September, 2017

Duty Station:
Nakaseke Farm 

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Job details:
BRAC is a global leader in creating large-scale opportunities for the poor. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, it is now one of the world’s largest development organizations, touching the lives of an estimated 138 million people in 11 countries across Asia and Africa. For more information please visit BRAC‘s website,, BRAC Uganda invites suitably qualified Ugandans to fill up the following available vacant positions within the‘ Administration Department & BRAC Social Business Enterprise Uganda Limited (BSBEUL).

Job Title: Hybrid Seed Research & Development Officer
Job Location: Nakaseke Farm

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design manage and implement Hybrid Seed breeding research projects to develop hybrids that will contribute to the commercial success of the enterprise. 
  • Guide decision making regarding feasibility of prospective and ongoing projects relating to Hybrid Seeds.  
  • Conduct performance tests and trials for Hybrid seeds and prepare evaluation reports to guide business decisions on appropriate varieties for advancement and commercialization.  
  • Maintain adequate breeder seed of parent lines to ensure timely production of targeted quantity of certified Hybrid seeds.  
  • Supervise production of certified Hybrid seeds by contract growers that meet end user expectations in terms of quality, quantity, timeliness and cost.  
  • Design, organize and conduct Hybrid seed demonstrations in target market zones
  •  Provide technical support to other seed production team members, contract growers, sales officers and dealers as may be required.  
  • Establish and manage strong relationships with national and international seed research organizations, Local governments and farmers.
Minimum qualification and Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Plant breeding, Genetics, Agronomy or a related Crop Science field, a Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Seed research and development.  
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the execution of multiple projects concurrently.  
  • Attention to detail with an innovative and analytical mindset.  
  • Data analysis and interpretation.  
  • Experience in cost and personnel management.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Solid computer skills, especially in Ms Excel.  
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment with multi- displinary and multi-cultural teams.  
  • Experience in a multi-cultural work environment.  
  • Capacity to work under minimum supervision.  
  • Flexibility to work extended hours, including weekends, during planting, pollination and harvest season as may be needed.  
  • High personal integrity and ethical standards.
Job application procedure
interested candidates who meet the above qualifications, must submit their application letter, Curriculum Vitae in one Ms. Office, Word Document & academic papers in one PDF to not later than 8th September, 2017. There should be only 2 attachments & the subject in email must be the name of the position applied for strictly. NB. Only Soft Copy Applications will be considered & Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This position is open for Ugandan nationals only.