Kentegra Pyrethrum Farmer Relationship Officers / Trainers Jobs in Kenya

Kentegra Pyrethrum Farmer Relationship Officers / Trainers Jobs in Kenya

  • Kentegra Pyrethrum Company Limited located in Nakuru is looking to fill eight positions of Farmer Relationship Officers / Trainers for its team.

  • The overall responsibility for this role is recruiting, retention, training and providing a good relationship with farmers.

    Key roles for this position are:

  • Farmer mobilization, vetting, recruitment and contracting in designated pyrethrum growing regions and zones with an aim to meet the set targets for farmer numbers and acreage.

  • Provide technical advice and training on pyrethrum growing from land preparation, planting, weeding, flower harvesting, post-harvest handling (drying & storage) and transportation.

  • Support, coordinate and manage planting materials distribution.

  • Ensure traceability of ALL contracted farmers through field inspections.

  • Regular field inspections to ensure the planting materials issued to farmers are sown are well established, and are well managed as per set guidelines up to harvest.

  • Undertake annual PPI surveys for all contracted farmers in the zone.

  • Mobilize and plan training meetings for line managers (Regional, Administration, Training, Production and Field Operations)

  • Train and support farmers on good agronomic practices as per the set training syllabus, scheme of work and lesson plans

  • Ensure farmers are well trained on minimum flower quality standards to realize a high Pyrethrin content for better dry flower prices and high farmer retention.

  • Foster good working relationships with key local stakeholders such as local administration, agricultural officers, opinion leaders etc.

  • Communicate farmer feedback and/ complaints to the immediate supervisors in a timely manner and provide issue resolution feedback to farmers as required.

  • Training on soil testing and collection of the samples from farmers and
    ensuring they adhere to the recommendations given to improve their soils.

  • Support flower purchases in the respective zones and ensuring 100% farmer attendance and immediate follow ups on farmers who missed to bring their produce.

  • Directly Responsible for all their contracted farmers’ loss of produce and ineffectiveness in taking good care of their farms.

    Qualifications and work experience required for this role

  • Diploma or Degree in any agriculture related field from an accredited institution.

  • At least 2 years hands on work experience with small holder farmers.

  • Proven experience in farmer training programs.

  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication skills.

  • Proficiency in computer and database skills with keen interest to Ms Office packages and familiarity with field data collection tools and systems

  • Experience in reporting skills

  • Outstanding strategic, analytical, creative and presentation skills

  • Excellent decision making and organisational skills.

  • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.

  • Mature and self-driven.

  • Have a valid 2 year old motorcycle Driving License.

    How to Apply

  • Please apply only if you fulfill the above credentials.

  • Send your application as one word/pdf document with the title Farmer Relationship Officer/Trainer to

  • by 15th October 2021.

  • Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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