Agronomist (Yellow Passion Fruit) Job in Kenya – Industrial Promotion Services

Agronomist  – Yellow Passion Fruit – Kenya

Industrial Promotion Services is the Industrial development affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) (www.akdn.org/akfed)

We are interested in enhancing the growing of yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa) in the Kenyan Coastal area, which is identified as a low-income marginalized area in need of significant agricultural support.

Our goal is to help support local farmers in finding alternative income generating farming opportunities.

 

We are therefore seeking to engage an Agronomist specialized in the growing of yellow passion fruit to be based in Kenya for an initial 2 year consultancy contract.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 10 years experience in breeding and or selection of yellow passion fruit to isolate and develop high yielding clones/types.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skill in managing pests and diseases associated with the yellow passion fruit.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in designing and implementing large passion fruit farms or small scale farmer outgrower schemes.
  • Extensive knowledge and exposure to the passion fruit industry, its market standards, regulations, costs, margins etc
  • Experience in working specifically with yellow passion fruit.
  • Educational Qualifications – Minimum Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in an Agriculturally related field.
  • Age – Preferably over 35yrs of age.
  • Able and willing to travel, with ability to stay for extended periods in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) in English.
Suitably qualified candidates should submit their application together with updated Curriculum Vitae to careers@ipskenya.com  by 6th May 2016.

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