Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Our Kenyan client, a fast growing medium sized firm in the in the horticultural sector dealing with the export of vegetables and fruits, wishes to recruit an ambitious, result oriented individual to spearhead the Growth and performance of the production department.
Agronomist Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
On a day to day basis, the incumbent will be responsible for delivering the supervisory function necessary to sustain business and its operations as a viable establishment in line with the long term business
objectives. These may include but not limited to:
Land preparation chemical analysis and fertilizer recommendations
Crop diseases and pest control in the farm
Understand the fruits and vegetable production and maintenance
Ensure a consistent and un-interrupted supply schedule for the proposed products within the identified markets
Develop and maintain appropriate contacts and business relationship with potential buyers/customers/farmers and suppliers.
Maintenance of proper records and regular reports on production, supplies, worker attendance
Maintain the highest level of bio-security and bio-safety measures
Assist in ensuring utmost care and maintenance of farm property other than residential structures and grounds
Supervision and coordination of activities and duties such as care, maintenance and assigning workers to their day to day duties and responsibilities
Trains new workers and participates in work activities to expedite work load
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Agronomist Skills and Specifications:
Diploma in agriculture from a recognized institution (One could have a Certificate in Agriculture but with extensive experience in the field – 5 years)
The candidate should have good organizational and management skills with good communication
The candidates should have commendable experience in horticultural crops, chillies, passion fruits and exotic Asian vegetables – an added advantage
The candidate should be computer literate.
The candidate should have a KCSE C+ and above in KCSE with a C+ in mathematics or he/ she should have done an upgrading course in mathematics
The candidate should have 3 years experience in the Agricultural field
Able to live anywhere in Kenya
A driving license with motorbike
Interested candidates are requested to send your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org latest 17th May 2012. Kindly indicate the position on the subject line.
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