Position scope 

Reporting to the Operations Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research on new and existing agricultural inputs, practices and products.


  • Participating in review and formulation of new inputs, technologies and products in KTDA through research
  • Monitoring management of research and development activities across KTDA factories
  • Review and recommendation for adoption of specifications for key inputs, processes and equipment
  • Planning and coordinating research and development projects/strategic initiatives.
  • Documenting all phases of research and development
  • Liaising with research institutions, Government Agencies and other related private institutions in executing research strategies
  • Monitoring, evaluating research and development projects and ensuring effective utilization of resources
  • Preparing and distributing reports to appropriate users
  • Recommending training tools to enhance employee performance and skill development
  • Dissemination of research findings to KTDA managed factories


The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: –

  • Bachelor of Sciences degree In Agriculture, Process engineering, Food Science & Technology or related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of working experience, four (4) years of which must be extensive managerial-level experience
  • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector
  • Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals.

How to apply

If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please apply online at www.ktdateas.com/recruitment not later than 1st February 2019. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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