Field Officer / Agronomist
Mavuno Organics (K) Limited
Rest of Kenya, Kenya
6d ago
source : BrighterMonday

Job Summary

Work with small holder avocado farmers and provide them with agronomic support, organise for harvesting and standards implementation and compliance..

  • Minimum Qualification : Certificate
  • Experience Level : Entry level
  • Experience Length : 1 year
  • Job Description

    We are a small horticultural export companyand specializes in organic and conventional mangos and avocados.

    We work largely with small holderfarmers with existing or potential avocado farmer’s country wide and arecommitted to building strong agri-

    entrepreneurs at farm level as well aspositively impacting on our environments for posterity.

  • With an anticipated growth and toaugment our fresh avocado product line we have openings for a field officerto work in the following counties;
  • Muranga, Kiambu, Nyeri, Nakuru, Makueni,Meru, Bomet, Kisii and Bungoma.

    The key responsibilities for thisposition include but not limited to :

  • Contracting new farmers andproviding agronomic support towards sustainable agriculture within the contextof organic farming.
  • Implementation of Organic, GlobalGapstandards as well as oversee their successive certification within the smallholder farms.
  • Oversee harvesting and purchasing offruits from the contracted farmers.
  • The ideal candidate MUST meetthe following minimum requirements :

  • Diploma in agricultural relatedcourse with a minimum one year experience working directly with farmers inextension / agronomy services.
  • Candidates with organic agriculture qualificationsor knowledge will be considered favourably.

  • Excellent interpersonal,analytical and problem solving skills are a pre-requisite.
  • As much as this job has excitingelements it is equally challenging and requires strong mindset, creativity anda natural flair for work results.
  • Ability to communicate in the localvernacular language(s) - of respective county and knowledge of the geographicalcoverage of the respective area and willing to reside there.
  • A valid driving or motorcycle ridinglicense is a pre-requisite and is mandatory.
  • This is a contract position withremuneration based on performance on established targets within the establishedgeographical coverage
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