Junior Agronomist -Avocado at SOUK IG Ltd: (Deadline 10 December 2021)

Junior Agronomist -Avocado at SOUK IG Ltd: (Deadline 10 December 2021)

Junior Agronomist -Avocado at SOUK IG Ltd: (Deadline 10 December 2021)

Junior Field Agronomist

Your role as an Agronomist would be to manage a large farm primarily producing Bird Eye Chili, Habanero, French Beans, Tomato, and Avocado. This role is based on the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Your primary role is to ensure that expected production is always met. You will be accountable for the delivery of expected yields from the farms.
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising Farm Managers, and other Farm staff.
  • Attaining Global GAP certification for the farm.
  • Crop budgeting and planning, and permanent record keeping Coordination of harvestings and advising the management of daily harvestings.
  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations.
  • Visiting fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
  • Prepare and present detailed field reports to the lead supervisor and management.
  • Ensuring that logistics coordinator observes proper transportation and documentation of produce from the field to the end customer.
  • Researching, developing, and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.
  • Insect, weed, and disease monitoring / diagnostics.
  • Assisting with the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
  • Ensuring the produce meets the international buyer requirements. Particularly the Global GAP accreditation.
  • Making chemical, fertilizer, and seed recommendations.
  • Proactively promote and inform sales team on current and potential upcoming agronomic issues that affect growing crops.
  • Keep up to date with agronomic practices by attend company sponsored workshops and seminars to gain and maintain agronomic knowledge.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Diploma/Degree in Horticulture or an equivalent combination of education.
  • Experience in growing Habanero, Tomato, French Beans, Avocado, and Bird Eye Chilli is a must.
  • Experience in attaining farm certification (i.e. Global GAP).
  • Have at least 5 years of field experience in agribusiness.
  • Sound knowledge of fertilizer and chemical products with fertilization recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate PR and interpersonal, and leadership skills, supervisory skills, and strategic planning

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadline: 10th December 2021 5:00 PM Kigali Time

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