Field Officers - Agronomist

Job Summary

This position is the key contact with the company’s contracted farmers located in Nyeri, Kiambu, Muranga, Nakuru, Bomet and Kisii and is responsible for fruits purchases, farmer training and implementing standards and other farmer and product development activities.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

1. The employee will be in charge and have key responsibility for registering and contracting new organic avocado farmers and conducting internal inspections in the project sites.
2. Procurement: The employee is to actively source for hassvariety avocados both conventional and organic as per the company annual forecast.
3. Play a leading role in the maintenance of the company’s organic, Global Gap standards and SMETA scope within the contracted small holder farmers.
4. Organize and planning for harvesting schedules and picking there of fruits, purchasing of fruits and ensuring delivery there of the fruits to the company’s packhouse in Ruiru town. The fruits should meet export quality of CAT 1 and sizes requirement as communicated on day-to-daybasis.
5. Recruit, train and supervise a pool of skilled harvesters on casual basis, the operatives will be responsible in harvesting of fruits according to the set operation procedures (OP) in line with organic and Global Gapstandards.
6. Always ensure fidelity in the buying process and provide Purchase documents the PCN on timely basis.
7. Prepare reports and up to date accurate records that pertain to the field work.
8. Plan for farmers training on organic farming principles, better orchard management and certifications for both Global Gap and organic standards.
9. Communicate effectively about the company’s farmer development model, plans etc. to farmers, project stakeholders and the wider public in order to advance its vision and mission.
10. You are obliged to conduct yourself in the best manner and any Company’s trade secrets and proprietary information should be kept confidentially.
11. Effectively represent the company in meetings and forums that further the interest of avocado and other selected commodity value chains and the company.
12. Proper control and maintenance of company’s field inventories, equipment and assets e.g., bikes etc.
13. Ensure proper custody and maintenance of company’s property availed to you, especially motorbikes.
14. Ability to communicate in local language is essential.

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Job Function: Farming & Agriculture