Agronomist Job in Kirinyaga, Kenya

Indepth Research Institute

Agronomist

Salary: Ksh 15,000

Location: Kirinyaga, Kenya

Employment Type: Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement a spray programme for preventive and cure of plants.
  • Study the plant production in order to advise the best way to plant, harvest and cultivate the plant
  • Advise and develop methods on how to control weeds and pests to keep the crop disease free
  • Conduct research and field checks, take samples and make observations, perform tests, and identify and solve problems related to plant or soil nutrition, damage from insects or wildlife, weather or climate changes, or the use of specialized products, such as pesticides, fertilizers etc.
  • Assisting with the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules,
  • Working as an overall team leader, to ensure all aspects of running the farm are met
  • Maintaining safe work practices of all staff and contractors on site
  • Ability to multitask and supervise different farm activities at a time.
  • Ability to work & maintain high and low tech equipment’s.
  • Soil Sampling

Job Requirements

Key Requirements and Skills

  • A minimum of Diploma or Certificate in Agronomy or a related field.
  • At least 1-year experience as an Agronomist
  • Experience with vegetables and herbs an added advantage
  • The ability to work with minimum or no supervision. (essential)
  • Detailed oriented, analytical, and good people management skills.
  • Experience in overseeing big project(s)
  • Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.
  • Exceptional active listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computers. (essential)
  • Ability to work in high and intensive working conditions

Age 28 years and above

How to Apply

Send your application together with CVs to the Human Resources Manager at hr@indepthresearch.org not later than 30th September, 2020.


Agriculture and Agribusiness
Updated: September 23, 2020 — 8:58 pm