Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Field Officer

Agriculture Agri-Business Jobs Kenya
We are a medium sized company in the manufacture industry looking for a Field Officer to work in Bomet.

The successful candidate will be responsible for;-
Development of long and medium term strategies and policies on raw potato production and supply to the company.
Identifying potential potato farmers in the target regions for contract farming through field surveys based on company set criteria.
Development of support programmes to create greater partnership between the company and potato farmers
Establish long term business arrangements with potato suppliers
Collecting, analyzing and presenting data in form of technical and non-technical written reports.
   Conducting oral and visual presentations, for non-technical audiences to enable  informed decisions by non technical groups.
Identify competency gaps amongst contracted farmers, schedule and carry out farmer education, training and production forecasts
Liaise with the relevant stake holders and government officials on potato production and availability.
Represent the company in stake holders meetings
Ensuring quality specifications of the produce are  met at field level.

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Agronomy or related field.
One year experience as a Field Agronomist or related field.

Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send a C.V that includes their day time contacts, 3 referees, current and expected salary, and testimonials by 15th July, 2013 to careers@tropicalheat.co.ke.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.