Greenhouses Agronomist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Greenhouses Agronomist Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Title: Agronomist – Greenhouses

Reporting to: Projects Outreach and Field Operations Manager.

Location: Nairobi

Contract period: 2 years

Salary: 43k

Our client is a farming solutions company providing greenhouse construction and management services.

They seek to recruit a vibrant agronomist to join their young and energetic team and help the company achieve their end goals.

Job Summary: The candidate is mandated to research the agricultural practices, update farm input catalogues, schedule farm visits to farmers and advise accordingly. He/she will prepare, document and submit all the tasks to the management. The contract is 2 years’ with 3 months’ probation period.

Roles

  • Train farmers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to maximize yield and ensure quality of produce is not compromised.
  • Demonstrate and train farmers on the best packaging solutions and techniques for farm produce that reduce the risk of damage during transportation.
  • Interpret soil and water test results to farmers and advise accordingly.
  • Advise and avail information to farmers of the best farm inputs to use on the farm and on the crops as well.
  • Attend workshops and training on behalf of the Company.
  • Prepare and submit weekly farmer training reports to the management.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested.

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in Agricultural Extension Education or its equivalent
    qualifications from a recognized institution; a Degree in Agricultural Extension Education or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 2-3years’ experience in agribusiness.
  • Proficiency in Basic computer packages and Mobile Applications.
  • Demonstrate PR and interpersonal skills, leadership skills, supervisory skills and strategic planning
  • Good spoken Swahili and spoken and written English.
  • Able to operate effectively and to gain the trust of farmers.
  • Welcomes and values diversity and contributes to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected.
  • Should have the ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines.

    How to Apply:

    If this describes you and are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Agronomist-Greenhouses) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Tuesday 3rd December, 2019.

    Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

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