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PostedOn : 20 Apr,2019 | Employment Type : Permanent | Organization : Education | Expiry : 2020-04-20


ICRISAT seeks applications for an internationally recruited staff Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position of Regional Breeding Theme Lead for our West and Central Africa breeding programs. The position is based in Bamako, Mali.

ICRISAT Vacancy Details:


Name of the Post: Regional Breeding Theme Lead (West And Central Africa)

Essential criteria:

• PhD in plant breeding or closely related fields with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.

• In-depth understanding of theoretical and practical breeding applications and processes requisite for modern breeding programs.

• A solid understanding of new and established tools that support modern breeding application of self-pollinated/cross-pollinated crops and capacity development approaches that will accelerate their use in breeding programs for the developing world.

• Good leadership, communication and mentorship skills.

• Recognized aptitude to work as a member of interdisciplinary teams in a multicultural environment with the ability to interact with partner organizations and donors.

• Experience in budgeting and time management skills, through a results focused, pragmatic approach and solid decision-making skills. 


• Experience with product replacement strategies and stage-gate processes.

• Understanding of crops and breeding programs targeted for the developing world, including those from the CGIAR, national systems and the private sector.

• Working knowledge of genomics-assisted breeding, quantitative genetics theory and its application in practical plant breeding and breeding data management system.

• Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, knowledge of French and other languages are desirable and will be an asset.


This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position with competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The position is initially for a period of three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.

Selection Process: Candidates selection will be based on Written-test.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 3 May 2019, with a response to the selection criteria, their latest resume and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short- listed candidates will be contacted.

Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 3 May 2019

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