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January 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

We at KIKE Tropical Fruits are passionate about creating a lasting impact within our society. Hence, we have made it our top priority to create a business operating model that ensures that our activities trickle down to those who are less fortunate but to us, matter the most.

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Job Title

Agronomists job at Kike Tropical Fruits Limited

Job Description

The Agronomists will be based in the different regions of the country. For the West-Nile region, the agronomist will be based in Arua, the Central region agronomist will be based in Rakai, the Eastern region agronomist will be based in Budaka, while the Northern region agronomist will be based in Kitgum.

Duties and Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct farmer profiling in the different agro-ecological zones

  • Conduct training for the farmers in good agronomic practices for mango, passion, and pineapples (both organic and non-organic

  • Conduct routine farmer visits and provide extension services

  • Conduct field research where necessary and advise farmers.

  • Prepare field activity reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

  • Work with farmers to develop and implement sustainable farming practices in Mango pineapple, and passion fruit farming

  • Implement the organic farming strategy for pineapples and mango fruit farming.

  • Monitor pest & disease attacks on mango and pineapple within the range of actions of sustainable agriculture and act quickly to propose solutions to best support farmers within the fruit value chain.

Qualifications and Competencies

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • The ideal candidate must possess at least a Diploma in Agricultural Sciences, Crop Production, Agricultural Extension, Agronomy, Plant Science, or related field(s) with over 5 years of experience in a progressive work environment.

  • Experience with the implementation of agricultural development projects and any organic certification programs will be an added advantage


Other relevant skills and competencies include:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software applications.

  • Willingness to travel and work in remote areas.

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and possess a valid riding permit.

  • Experience in mango and pineapple plantation management or related agriculture field.

  • Knowledge of sustainable farming practices, integrated pest management, and agricultural land use management.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience with data collection and analysis.

  • Fluent in English, and any of the local languages spoken in the project areas will be an added advantage.

  • Salary: Based on competitive rates

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How to Apply

All interested candidates who meet the minimum criteria should send their applications to: kiketropicalfruitslimited@gmail.com. Attach a cover letter, of not more than one page, a curriculum vitae that should be no more than 3 pages, and must attach academic documents and relevant education certificates Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 12th January 2024, 23:59 hours EAT

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