Location: Kampala
Career Level: Skilled
Job Type: contract
Salary: Negotiable

Date Posted: March-13-2017
Closing Date: March-29-2017

Job purpose

The engaged person shall execute the roles and responsibilities here stated while maintaining a high level of professionalism, integrity and competence.

KEY TASKS

1. Planning

1)   Develop plans for the agronomy department and ensure that the plans are executed successfully and professionally.

2)   Prepare annual production budget of the respective clustered customers per area per product.

3)   Prepare an annual expenses budget for all the planned departmental activities.

4)   Plan and prepare regular meetings with all company registered customers who need agronomy services to boost their production

5)   Plan for various ways the department can keep generating income for the company

6)   Plan regular field check for both company gardens and for clients

 

2. Organization and Implemention

1)   Ensure timely Insect, weed and disease monitoring/ diagnosis.

2)   Conduct growers’ meetings so as to keep on track with their progress

3)   Ensure commercial growers meetings letters are sent to respective groups within minimum of 3weeks prior to meeting date.

4)   Ensure all farmer groups registered with company achieve expected output by conducting record keeping, group meetings and regular visits

5)   Ensuring good production quality consistently and reliably

6)   Ensure soil sample of each garden are carefully taken and tested and results communicated to the farmer

7)   Ensuring agreed outline programs are followed

8)   Soil moisture status monitoring

9)   Ensure Irrigation scheduling is well followed

10) Make Ag chemical, fertilizer and seed recommendations for all company farmers

11)    Advise farmers on Crop rotation planning and hybrid/ variety selection recommendations

12) Ensure good agronomic practices are followed so as to attract referrals and create more customer   opportunities.

13) Should be able to understand Precision Ag, services [including GIS/GPS information]

14) Must provide monthly detailed computerised field reports and permanent record keeping solutions

15)       Provide personal/ promotional presentations as needed.

16)       Other duties as shall be assigned by management

 

3. Monitoring and Evaluation

1)   Confirmation of actual planting schedules as agreed by farmers is properly followed

2)   Set production targets for all company farmers and ensure weekly agronomist evaluation as per agreed production target

 

 Key skills and competencies for the job

1)   Proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Software, email, internet and spread sheets.

2)   Good diagnostic and decision making skills

3)   Proven ability to efficiently communicate-verbal and written skills

4)   Demonstrate skills in sales [our agronomists don’t sale products- only quality service]

5)   Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision.

6)   Desire to serve farmers and other involved in the agriculture industry.

7)   Willingness to work as a team member

8)   Desire to remain updated with new agricultural trends and technology.

9)   Self-motivated, willingness to learn and good work ethics.

10)    Ability to work outside during heat of day and ability to walk several miles per day

11) Ability to learn quickly

12)Ability to determine work priorities

13)Ability to make decisions and take appropriate actions

14)Ability to meet schedules and deadline of the work area.

15)Ability to meet perform mathematical calculations

16)Well organised

17)Accurate and attentive to detail

18)Ability to assist and support others

19)Able to operate telephone, PC, Copiers and other basic business machines

20)Ability to multi task.

21)Knowledge of the supervisor’s point of view and priorities

22)Ability to coordinate with all staff

23)Reading and writing abilities

24)Ability to determine necessary innovations within the company and cause growth. Enhancing company’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

25)Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.

26)Proactively establish and maintain effective team relationships.

 

Key Qualifications/Experience

Education:Adegree of Science in Agriculture/hot culture

Experience: a minimum of 3years hands on experience in both open field and greenhouse farming

Age:28-38year

 

Application Procedure

To apply for any of the above positions please do the following;

1)   Hand deliver to the reception a detailed CV providing the three [3] references, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer, copies of academic and professional certificates, copies of your identification cards, letters of recommendation if any and a day time telephone contact addressed:

To the Human Resource Manager

SIRACO IRRIGATION COMPANY LTD.

Plot2758, Ntinda Kampala

P.O Box 22076, Kampala 

OR

U can send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Submissions are only acceptable during normal work hours that’s between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and from 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays

3)   No late submissions will be accepted

4)   No lobbying of any sort is by any means accepted. Whoever does it shall be disqualified automatically

5)   Closing date will be 20th march 2017

While we appreciate, and thank all applicants for the interest of wanting to work with us, only those shortlisted for the interviews will be contacted.