Agricultural Technical Officer Jobs – SolarNow

Job Title:        Agricultural Technical Officer
Organization: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Agricultural
Sales Manager and Agri Marketing Manager
 Suggested start
date
: May,2019
About SolarNow:
To tackle this,
SolarNow sells quality solar products and suitable appliances ranging from
small household systems capable of powering a lights, radio, phone, TV and/or
fridge to much larger systems suitable for offices, schools and machinery.
Increasingly SolarNow is also catering to the needs of off-grid farmers by
providing irrigation solutions and other agricultural appliances. 
SolarNow provides
credit and service that allows customers to spread payments over 24 months and
receive service for 5 years. The company has over 1,000 employees and a network
of 50 branches in Uganda and 15 branches in Western Kenya. There are concrete
plans to expand within and beyond these territories.
Job Summary:   The Agricultural
Technical Officer (Agri-TO) will support SolarNow’s solar irrigation equipment
under their agricultural product range, among which water pumps and drip
irrigation kits. In 2019 this product range will further be developed by
including additional agricultural products that contribute to a more productive
and sustainable farming sector in Uganda. The agricultural Technical Officer
will be responsible for agri-product installations and quality control.
About Candidate:
You are someone who
cares deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa, but you bring more than
passion to the role: you have the grit and resilience to make change happen.
You are excited about understanding this nascent industry, the SolarNow
products, its unique value proposition and the difference they make. You have a
successful track record in business to business sales, bringing products to
rural off-grid market and are a dynamic problem-solver who has strong empathy
and passion for rural off-grid households and the people you work with, and you
have strong affinity with improving the agricultural sector. You are the person
who represents the client in the organisation but are at the same time the
number one advocate of the product and value proposition. You are curious and
do not fear to challenge the status quo, but are sensitive in how to
communicate this. You build strong and effective bridges within the organisation
to achieve real results. You are not afraid to fail and see it as an
opportunity to learn!
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure revenue
growth through ever increasing client satisfaction by:
                    
Install
irrigation systems and other agricultural equipment, specifically drip
irrigation kits
                    
Provide
technical guidance to sales staff and branch technical officers,
                    
Give
technical advice and demonstrations to interested clients,
                    
Responsible
for installation and maintenance demonstration sites,
                    
Ensure
quality assurance of our clients’ systems
                    
Responsible
for service and maintenance of drip irrigation kits and related irrigation
equipment.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the Solarnow Agricultural Technical Officer job placement
must hold an Advanced Certificate/ Diploma and/or Degree in agricultural
mechanization, engineering, or related field.
                    
Three years
of work experience in installation of drip irrigation products and/or other agricultural
equipment.
                    
A
passion for agriculture and proven experience working with farmers.
                    
An eye
for detail, proven technical skills
                    
Willingness
to travel and to be in the field 80% of your time.
                    
High
level of responsibility
                    
Excellent
interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team;
                    
Competence
in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Compensation and benefits:
Salary and benefits
are competitive, commensurate with experience.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to
recruitmentug@solarnow.eu with their updated CVs (no other documents). Please
use the following subject: Application for Agricultural Technical Officer –
“Your Name”.
NB: SolarNow
will review applications based on a first come first serve basis and might
close the vacancy ahead of schedule should a suitable candidate haven been
found.
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