BIG ONE || Cocoa field job opportunities announced today

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POSITION: Senior Agronomist

JOB PROFILE

  • Extensive knowledge of general agriculture, the local cocoa industry, seed production and Marketing
  • Good knowledge of the agro-input chain processes
  • Good sales skills
  • Excellent planning and general management skills required Excellent communication skills-verbal and written
  • Proficient computer skills-MS Office, email, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Valid Driver’s License

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

They involve but are not limited to:

  • Engaging effectively with all relevant agencies involved in agro-inputs and seed certification and licensing to ensure that new products are promptly licensed and/or certified.
  • Preparing and implement a comprehensive sales and marketing plan critical for products distribution Conducting product demonstrations
  • Cultivating effective business relationships with various farmers, farmers’ unions/associations to promote good agricultural practices and increase sales with emphasis on cocoa and seeds
  • Maintaining a direct interface with CRIG, SARI, CSIR and other agriculture stakeholders to keep updated on new technology and pest problems
  • Being responsible for timely completion of field studies for new product development
  • Being responsible for follow up of field trials, monitor those trials throughout the season, analyze and report on the results of those trials Being responsible for safety in handling and storage of Agro-inputs and seeds

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • MSc in Agronomy, Agriculture, Soil Science or related field Minimum of 8 years of agronomy work experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an agricultural sales role Demonstrated responsibility of sales role in Agro input
  • In-depth knowledge of soil and crop principles
  • Knowledge of/ability to use laboratory testing equipment (for chemical, physical and biological tests)
See also  Data Specialist, Curation

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates may email their applications to cocoajobs20@gmail.com

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

Latest by 30th April 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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