Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) Career Jobs – Agronomist

Job Title:  Agronomist

Organisation: Industrial
Promotion Services (IPS)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About Us:
NFT Consult, a leading HR
Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it valuable client, Industrial Promotion
Services (IPS) whose activities in East Africa comprise operating companies in
infrastructure, telecommunications, agro processing, packaging, textiles,
pharmaceuticals and leather industries. The region covers the countries in the
East African Community as well as Mozambique and D.R. Congo.  NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer
tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost
savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness
yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.
Job Summary: The
Agronomist will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s
Raw material production plan by identifying the most suitable areas and
managing planting programs which will ensure timely and consistent Raw material
supplies to the processing units.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    jobholder will be responsible for scheduling all the agronomical
    activities relating to crop husbandry (planting , harvesting, quality
    control etc ) in the Unit to comply with the planting program issued by
    the company.
  • Make
    sure that the desired planting targets given by the company are achieved.
  • Intuitively
    organize and coordinate timely crop protection and fertilizer application.
  • Ensure
    that the target crop yields per acre are achieved in both quality and
  • Ensure
    that all the growing activities are in compliance with the company’s
    policies, GAP standards and other relevant standards.
  • Mentor
    and coach a team capable of executing the planting and the production
  • Ensure
    that staff are adequately trained, properly instructed and equipped with
    skills required to undertake their roles efficiently.
  • Offer
    daily, weekly, monthly and annual forecasts for the expected volumes from
    the entire growing base.
  • Quickly
    respond to management’s request for any impromptu information regarding
    supplies and when needed.
  • Keenly
    attend the management planning and review meetings either as scheduled or
    on short but manageable notice.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Agronomist career opportunity should possess a
    Diploma/Bachelor of Science in Horticulture or any Tropical agriculture
    related course
  • At
    least five years’ experience in any of the following crops Legumes,
    Tomatoes, Potatoes and Fruits production either in plantations or with
    small scale holders’ schemes.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work within East Africa with Minimum supervision.
  • The
    applicant should be people oriented and have demonstrated leadership
    qualities, proven integrity and self driven and motivated.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.
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