Field Agronomist Career in Kenya

Aug 4, 2016

Field Agronomist

Duties

Farmers recruitment, advice, training & record keeping
  • Recruit new farmers as per instructions from the Head of FSSD
  • Advice the farmers on company recommendation as given per individual products, advice on ordering of farm inputs including regular reminders on the product usage procedures to the farmers
  • Implement growing programme and subsequently quality targets of the company.
  • Undertake scouting in your respective area
  • Ensure farmers Contract agreement forms are duly filled; farmers have been issued with cards & the cards are in use
  • Keep proper & up to date farmers records as follows:
  • Names of farmers
  • Areas of production
  • Approximate farm sizes
  • Product in production
  • Quantities planted and when planted
  • Expected time of harvest and approximate quantities
Report Writing:

Production:
  • Prepare production plan & budget per product
  • Prepare production estimates per product report
  • Make reports on crop condition month by month and give projection of expected yields
  • Make reports on compliments, suggestions and competition. Hand in to the office weekly
  • Prepare scouting report & submit weekly report
  • Prepare a general report on the area – weekly
Field Visits
  • Write farm visit reports daily and ensure the farmer has signed the report. Hand in weekly to the office.
Expenses
  • Report on the actual weekly expenses and hand over to the office. Fill the actual week expenses sheet – by end of day Friday. Hand in weekly to the office
  • Fill out the general journal for reconciliation – summary of expenses by end of day Friday. Hand in weekly to the office
  • Code of practice – GAP
  • Oversee implementation of codes of practice to be carried out by the farmers.
  • Give monthly report updates on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) as done by the farmers
Meetings
  • Attend all policy meetings & company meetings
  • Arrange for and attend meetings / training with farmers – regularly
Maintain company image & integrity – always

Requirements:
  • University Degree/Diploma (Bsc in Horticulture, Agronomy or Farm management) or Higher Diploma in Farm management with additional qualification in management,
  • 3-/years’ experience in farm management responsibilities or similar position will be added advantage
  • Must be willing to be HANDS ON and fully be engaged in the field
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Person should be able to work for long hours.
  • Have the drive end aspiration for results
  • Good computer knowledge: Excel and Word
  • Good command in both spoken and written English, Kiswahili
Must have a clean driving license class BCEFG

Salary: Ksh 15,000-20,000 gross depending on experience.

All Applications should be sent to jobs@jobsikaz.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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