Position: Senior Agronomist
Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies that strengthen crop production / management and deliver commercially viable and sustainable results in respect of costs and yield.
The exciting roles provides a vital link between the field and the production/ processing division of the business ensuring that this part of the overall supply chain is seamless.
Considerable technical knowledge as well as sound communication, commercial and planning skills are a requirement of this role.
Key Qualifications and Competencies.
Minimum holder of diploma /B.Sc. in Horticulture or any tropical agriculture related course.
Over five years production experience in any of the following crops. Legumes, tomatoes, potatoes and fruits, either in a plantation environment or with small scale holder scheme.
Willing to travel and work within East Africa with minimum supervision.
Should be people oriented and have demonstrated leadership skills, proven integrity, self-driven and motivated.
Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
Business development skills and commercial/business acumen.
Source: Daily Nation – January 9, 2014