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Agronomist

Company Human Capital Synergies Africa Limited
Reference # 146
Published 13/01/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Introduction
Our Client, with a diverse portfolio in various fields, majoring in Real Estate Development, Land Transactions, Joint ventures and Leasing, seeks to recruit an Agronomist. He/she will be responsible for providing expertise and advice in implementing agronomic service programs for our business.
Job Functions Research
Industries Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture
Specification
•Studying fruits and soil in order to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improve crop yield, and solve potential farm problems
•Researching, developing, and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.
•Visiting fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
•Assisting with the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
•Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples.
•Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested parties.
•Promoting products and techniques through educational presentations.

Requirements
•Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field.
•3-5 years working experience in Agronomy
•Experience in Banana farming is preferred
•Knowledge in Global GAP accreditation
•Additional certifications may be required.
•Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.
•Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.
•Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software.
•Exceptional active listening and verbal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrate PR and interpersonal skills, leadership skills, supervisory skills and strategic planning
•Strong research, decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
•Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.
•Sales and presentation skills are also a major plus
Job Closing Date 27/01/2020
   
   
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