Value Farms Limited Agronomist Job in Siaya County, Kenya

Value Farms Limited is a commercial enterprise embedded in the community concept.  
VALUE Farms focuses on land consolidation for commercial agriculture by utilizing the available, permanent and dependable water resources for irrigation. 
Its current agricultural strategy is Value addition and Market linkages including packaging and distribution of large scale agricultural production of legumes and integrated farming of high value horticultural crops including yellow passion fruits. 

 

The impact of VALUE farms activities are income generation, revitalization of agricultural infrastructures development, market linkages and Social inclusion.

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the following positions;
 

Job Title: Agronomist  
(1 Position)
 
Station: Siaya County
 
Salary: KES. 20,000/-

Overall responsibility: The position holder will have an overall goal of achieving maximum produce at a minimum cost by exploiting agricultural best practices. 
 

Position holder reports to: The Farm Manager.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead; the implementation of farm management plans to guide the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Properly document; organize and capture activity/project progress by Inspecting crops and fields to determine maturity, yield, infestation, or work requirements, such as cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Evaluate; the financial impact of all projects undertaken within specific periods so as develop forecast for the organisations’ future needs on the farm.
  • Make recommendations; on appropriate methods and products to be provided to farm workers to increase the production and quality of crops.
  • Conduct; insect, weed & disease research and develop methods and recommendations for relevant products to assist in the control weeds and pests to keep crops disease-free
  • Develop; periodic reports for internal use as and when needed.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge; by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
  • Contribute; to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and ensuring that the work environment is safe and healthy.
  • Perform; any other duties that may be assigned by the management.
Knowledge, experience and qualifications required
  • Degree in agronomy or related field.
  • 1-2 Years farm experience in crop production life cycle.
  • Practical experience in application of agricultural best practices. 
Personal skills and attributes required
  • Excellent analytical and entrepreneurial skills in Agribusiness
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to details.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their application letter addressed to the Human Resource Manager, Value Farms Limited together with an updated CV and copies of relevant credentials and three referees. 

Send Applications to hr@centrionstaffingsolutions.com 

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, 15th June, 2016

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