Agronomist (2 Employment Opportunities) – Mukwano Group of Companies

Organization: Mukwano Group
of Companies
Reports to: Farm Manager
Job Ref:
About US:
The Mukwano
Group of Companies is the leading manufacturer of Fast Moving Consumer Goods
(FMCG) in the Great Lakes region, producing a wide range of market leader
brands in soaps, edible cooking oils and fats, detergents, beverages, personal
care products and plastics.
Job Summary:  The Agronomist will be in charge of developing,
executing and coordinating all the process and procedures to enhance crop
production and soil management so as to achieve the Group’s strategy, growth
and profit objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Regular review and update all the policies and
procedures on crop and soil management
Communicate project and research results to
strategic partners accordingly.
Responsible for recommending to farmers, the best
practices for soil conservation and plant growth.
Investigating soil type responses to a management
technique thereby implementing it based on the results.
Responsible for developing newer methods of soil
Experimenting for high yielding seeds, it’s disease
resistance, adaptation to soils and nutritional value.
Investigating problem sources poor soil and water
and determine the effects.
Studying soil characteristics and classifying it on
the basis of geographic location, properties landscape position.
The incumbent will be developing improved techniques
for measurement, soil sampling devices, and similar technology.
Conducting experiments to investigate how soil
develops, changes, and impacts the land-based ecosystems and surrounding living
Responsible for identifying contaminated or degraded
soils and to develop plans that improve their biological, chemical, and
physical properties
Determining the staffing needs, appraising and
determining the training needs for direct reporting staff
Study and improve on the process of growing farm
Support farmers use their land more effectively and
suggest methods to increase yields.
Conduct research on land and crops and give advisory
services to the company respectively
Take part in managing environmental impact of
farming practices
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
in Agriculture or related qualifications in genetics, plant physiology,
biochemistry, soil fertility, entomology and other relevant disciplines as
desired. The candidate should have good project management skills
At least three to four years’ working experience in
a related field.
The candidate should have a positive attitude, be
self-driven, flexible, results focused, should have effective communication, professionalism,
creative, innovative, logical, numerical, skills, ability to work for long hours
and work under pressure with minimum supervision.
Possess effective report writing, communication and
good customer care skills.
How to Apply:
All those
interested in working with Mukwano Group should send their applications with
copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae
indicating contact details of three (3) referees should to be sent via post or
hand delivered to: The Human Resource Department, Mukwano Group of Companies,
P. O. Box 2671, Kampala, Uganda. E-mail applications can also be sent to: Please clearly quote the job reference as subject of
your E-mail. Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.
NB: Only successful candidates will be shortlisted and
contacted not later than one week after deadline.
Deadline: 5th September, 2015
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