Balaton Agro Investment PLC Farm Forage Agronomist Jobs in Ethiopia

Balaton Agro Investment PLC Farm Forage Agronomist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • We, Balaton Agro Investment plc, are building up an integrated dairy farm located 160 km south-west of Addis Ababa close to Welkite.

  • We are starting our own forage production on a current 141 ha, which we intend to increase to 500 ha in phase 1.

  • For the cattle beside some hay and ‘cut & carry’ feeding main focus is silage conservation.

  • We search for a Farm Forage Agronomist

    Job Requirements

    We expect

  • University degree (PhD or Master) in agronomy, agricultural science, plant production with a very strong focus on forage and grassland management

  • We want to encourage multiple applications, a minimum of 2 years relevant experience for PhDs and over 5 years for Masters is necessary.

  • Proven track-record of work field experiences and management skills

  • Any international work and study experience abroad would be an asset

  • Choosing suitable species and cultivars, rotation design, seed density and spacing, growth and development monitoring, proper weed, pest and disease control, timing of harvest
    Background in soil tillage, mitigate soil erosion, soil water issues, i.e. drainage/irrigation

  • Impact of fertilization on soil nutrient level, crop need, pH, and soil organic matter linked with applying certain fertilizer, lime and manure

  • Support domestic sourcing of these quality crop-field input needed

  • Set up and maintain fencing, guarding and prevent stealing of crops; planting hedgerows
    Ensure all paperwork, computerized records and daily reporting of
    field work, harvest data, cost plan and control to management by clear communication and listings using Excel
    Fulfil, implement, insist (particular work safety) and follow all legal requirement and obligation of the state authorities of field-farm operations

  • Medium term we intend to develop up to a vocational training location in cooperation with Universities also as an opportunity for you to be involved

    Personal skills

  • Pro-active, self-motivated, hands-on approach problem solving and highly organized

  • Being willing to learn and to develop further as part of an international team setting

  • You would work closely and report to a German farm manager permanently on-site

  • We support any meaningful further formal professional qualification and training
    International consultants will provide guidelines, training and production controlling tools

  • Direct, highly respectful but clearly instruct and motivate staff for field work

  • Maintain a clean and tidy work environment, fulfil any hygiene measure set for a dairy farm
    Language skills must be excellent English and Amharic

  • Driving license and clean driving record

  • Pay will be determined by skills, experience and references

    How to Apply

  • Please submit your application consisting of a motivation letter, your resume listing education, vocational training, subjects studied, and work experience proven by certificates and licenses, Letter of References and/or References to contact, your salary expectation and availability to start at what date.

  • Please email full application solely all in one PDF-file to Balaton Agro Investment plc, Addis Ababa, until 10th July 2020

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