Agronomist Jobs in Kenya

Agronomist Jobs in Kenya


  • Sheer Logic Management Consultants is seeking to engage dynamic individuals for an Agronomist Position for one of our clients.

  • Contract duration 1 year

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate purchase seeds, seedlings, plant nutrients, planting of crops, disease and pest control chemicals and greenhouse care equipment.

  • Ensure that water and nutrients are available for feeding the plants

  • Keep inventory (beneficiaries’ companies, attendance, issues etc) of work done per greenhouse

  • Detect plants as well as problems such as diseases and insect pests.

  • Assign work schedules and duties to beneficiaries and supervise their work, tour work areas to observe work being done, inspect crops, and evaluate plant and medium conditions.

  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers to plants as per the schedule.

  • Develop/review and enforce safety regulations and policies.

  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of repair, and perform necessary maintenance work.

  • Ensure that bills (land leases, electricity, water etc) are paid

  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to your supervisor

    Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Technical knowledge- knowledge of agronomy, agribusiness and hydroponic systems

  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective production

  • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • People management
    Motivating, developing, and directing beneficiaries as they work.

  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

  • Management of Material Resources – Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

  • Management of Financial Resources – Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

    Daily Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely feeding of plants

  • Inspection of each greenhouse to detect any pest and/diseases and corrective action taken

  • Review records of beneficiaries’ daily attendance and work done per greenhouse per

  • Prepare daily progress report

  • Manage relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries and other stakeholders

    Challenges

  • Infighting among beneficiaries and /or infighting between beneficiaries and the managers

    Academic & Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy/ Agriculture/Agribusiness

    How to Apply

  • Send your Cv to

  • recruitment@sheerlogicltd.com by 13th March 2020.

  • Please indicate the Job title “Agronomist”


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