The Alliance of Bioversity International (www.bioversityinternational.org) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (www.ciat.cgiar.org) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people in a climate crisis. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. Position Summary: The Tropical Forages program is seeking to recruit a Forages Intern to support the screening of spider-mite tolerance in a wide gene-bank accessions pool both in the field and in controlled conditions in the greenhouse in Mbita, Kisumu. He/she will work closely with program team members within the organization. Duties and Responsibilities · Screening of spider mite tolerance in a wide gene-bank accessions pool both in the field and in controlled conditions in the greenhouse · Aid in the establishment of plants both in the greenhouse and the field. · Conduct field screening of a wide gene-bank accessions pool. This will require field work (aid in the establishment of plants, maintenance, data collection and analysis) · Conduct artificial greenhouse screening on field selected accessions using a previously developed assay. This will require rearing of the colony, establishment of plants to conduct assay, establishment of trial, data collection, image analysis and data analysis. Qualification and personal attributes Master’s degree in Agriculture or other closely related discipline Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication and planning skills Self-driven and attention to detail · Eagerness to learn new skillsets · Excellent interpersonal skills with advanced written and verbal communication in English language and a local dialect in Kenya. · Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment · Ability to do multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines · Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision, but also participate as a team member in the accomplishment of duties.             How to apply       Applicants are invited to visit  to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number Ref: 102570-Forages Intern as the position applied for. Application and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting. Note: The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts. Applications closing date: 19th September 2022        

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