Seedco Kenya part of Seedco group is a multinational company with operations in Southern, western, central and Eastern regions of Africa.
Seedco is a certified seed company whose interest spans across hybrid research, production, and commercial availability of hybrid seeds to both small- and large-scale famers with over 19 years in Kenya and over 80 years on the continent.
Seedco offers solid choices for seed and advisory requirements. As part of the Seed Co group Seedco Kenya is driven by the mission of seeding and feeding Africa.
Applications are invited for the position of a production officer.
The production officer will be reporting directly to the production manager.
You will be responsible for maximum quality Seed production and certification of the seed to meet the prescribed standards.
1.seed crop contracting
Recruit suitable growers for seed production
Organize and conduct seed production training for the recruited growers
Ensure all contracts are signed prior to foundation seed dispatch
2. Crop inspection and technical issues
Assist with planting-planting methods,ratios, splits etc
Proper fertilizer management for seed crops for optimum yield
Assist growers in pests and disease identification and control
Ensure optimum crop rotation and distance or time isolation to avoid contamination
Ensure correct rouging and detasellimg to enhance genetic purity
Ensure correct male removal and safe disposal
Ensure sodium molybdate is effectively sprayed
Timely sampling of seed crops for laboratory , molybdenum, grow out and genetic purity tests
Carry out on farm seed certification and ensure that samples are timely sent for laboratory analysis
Advice on proper seed harvesting methods and monitor the process to avoid seed damage
Carry out checks on seed processing and presentation of harvested seeds
Carry out shed duties as and when required
Enhance seed compliance
Degree in agriculture or related field with speciality in seed science tarining
Private seed inspection certificate is an added advantage
Good communication skills
Minimum 3 years hands on experience in a reputable similar enterprise
Ability to work in a first paced high pressure environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision
High sense of discipline, trust, integrity and responsibility
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application with a cover letter to
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Closing date is on 26th April,2022