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Sep 17, 2016

Extension Agronomist Job in Sierra Leone

Duma Works is recruiting an Extension Agronomist for one of our clients; an agricultural development initiative project in Sierra Leone.
Purpose of Job

The Extension Services Agronomist will be responsible for;
  • Increasing product awareness.
  • Develop and deliver product training to sales agents and agro dealers.
  • Support out growers.
  • Set up demo plots.
  • Support promotional and sales efforts in all districts of Sierra Leone.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and delivery training material on specific products offered by T-Jal enterprises.
  • T-Jal sells fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, seeds, farming tools and safety equipment. They serve 24 distributors, numerous retailers and a number of walk in clients in their shops.
  • Recommend new products to increase sales.
  • Support agents and agro dealers with technical support for utilisation of products.
  • Support small holder farmers in product use specifically fertilisers, seeds and agro chemicals.
  • Set up and follow up on demo plots in several districts in Sierra Leone where best performing agents and agro dealers are located.
  • Support out growers in best farming practices, focusing on horticulture and maize
  • Support demo farm days and events for farmers mobilisation activities.
  • Train local agronomist on GAP, farmer engagement and demo farm set up.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Agronomy or related field.
  • Focus on tropical agricultural an advantage.
  • 3-5 Years of experience in working with horticulture small holder farmers.
  • Knowledge of the Agricultural sector and ability to work with small holder farmers.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Supervisory skills and management ability.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to motivate others.
  • Willingness to work in remote areas of Sierra Leone.
How to Apply

Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to [email protected] marking the subject as “2407”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2407 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 29th September 2016

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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