Agronomist Job, Agriculture Jobs 2020,
Are you passionate about agriculture? Are an Agronomist? Are you result-oriented and self-driven? Would you like to be involved in establishment of a demonstration farm with crops and livestock? Then probably you are the right person we are looking for.
Sustainable Agricultural Information Initiative (SAII) is a regional Not for Profit development organization with over 10 years of experience in delivering agricultural development and resilience-building interventions focused on value chain development in the ASAL and other counties of Kenya. The NGO is concerned with the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty by implementing climate smart, innovative, enterprising and sustainable interventions that contribute to mainstreaming good agricultural practices and market-oriented approaches, generating and diversifying household incomes among smallholder farmers and enterprising youth & women enterprises, thereby contributing to the long-term agenda of ensuring a food secure and a healthy nation.
The Agronomist will work in Kajiado County together with the farm manager under the supervision of Project Coordinator to roll out project activities. The Agronomist will study plants and soil in order to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improve crop yield, and solve problems facing the agriculture within the demo farm and Kajiado County. The Agronomist will assist with the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines and conduct beneficiary trainings.
- Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics (Farm Management), or equivalent.
- 5 years extensive experience.
- A passion for Agriculture.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
- The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
- Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to work overtime as required.
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the requirements should send their CV and a cover letter motivating their interest in the position, detailing current and expected salary and Skype and mobile contacts by COB (28th December 2020) and follow the application instructions on the site.