Agronomist Job Opportunities – Grainpulse Ltd

Job Title:   Agronomist
Organization:
Grainpulse Ltd
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
Agronomy & Advisory
About US:
Grainpulse Ltd is a
first of its kind integrated agribusiness company and Uganda’s number one dealer
in Agro Inputs, Grain and Coffee. We continue expanding everyday to meet our
clientele needs.
Job Summary:  The Agronomist works closely with the Head
agronomy and advisory to support the GPL Agronomy and Advisory team. He or she
has strong theoretical and practical field skills and must have appreciation of
inter-disciplinary work, and a core commitment to achieving science-led
agribusiness and agricultural development. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Contextualize research across multiple
spatial and temporal scales while incorporating knowledge of contemporary and
future drivers of change
·       Work closely with an interdisciplinary team
of Agronomists to understand adoption processes, crop production technology
targeting, and the enabling environment to support sustainable intensification
at scale
·       Interaction with multiple stakeholders in the
public – private sector and agribusiness that are involved in achieving
agronomy outcomes.
·       Contribute to resource mobilization through
ideas development and relationship management
·       Communicate key messages to farmers, agro
dealers and extension staff
·       Develop technical content for training
materials relevant to different fertilizer blend products
·       Conduct technical support visits to Farmers,
and agro dealers
·       Work with host farmers, extension staff and
agro dealers to establish demonstration plots
·       Conduct regular field checks
·       Conduct farmer, extension staff and agro
dealer trainings
·       Coordinate with the Research to establish
fertilizer trial plots
·       Advising on management of harvestings to
ensure quality produce
·       Communicating and demonstrating good
agricultural practices
·       Coordinate and organize farmer field days in
collaboration with the farmers, agro-dealers and extension staff
·       Generate and maintain comprehensive database
on clients’ queries and responses i.e. frequently asked questions
·       Develop plans for testing products on
commercial and small-holder farms
·       Prepare, submit and keep records of weekly,
monthly, quarterly and annual reports on all technical agronomy operations and
activities
  



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold  a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture majoring in
Crop Science, Soil science, Agriculture extension, rural innovations systems or
related fields, with at least 3 years work experience in the Agro input sector,
working with small holder, commercial to be and large-scale farmers as well as
networking with researchers and other relevant actors.
·       The ideal candidate should have theoretical
knowledge of agricultural crop production with a mix of practical field skills,
quantitative abilities, appreciation of inter-disciplinary work, and a core
commitment to achieving science-led agricultural development. He or she must
also have knowledge on problem-solving orientation and ability to approach work
with a clear focus on issues of scale, sustainability, and underlying
processes.
·       Should possess skills in addressing market
aspects of agriculture with successful development interventions and also
development of budget plans.
·       Must demonstrate good communication and
problem-solving skills.
·       He or she must be a team player, dynamic and
self-motivated.
·       The ideal candidate shall be expected to
travel extensively throughout the country.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their Job Applications with
detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be
presented at the interview) and copies of stamped salary pay-slips for the
months of April, May and June 2020 to Recruitment@grainpulse.co.ug


NB: Please note that
presentation of false information/documents will lead to criminal prosecution.
Deadline: Friday 17th July 2020
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