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Agronmist – Mutare

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Valcol Group
  • Post Date: November 17, 2020
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Job Overview

Our Client is well established – looking to fill the above position. Mutare based role.

Responsibilities

  • Identifying new potential growers and selection and screening of existing growers based on past performance.
  • Monitoring and tracking of all contracted growers and reporting on progress or lack of it.
  • Facilitating contractual agreements and contractual compliance with the selected growers based on the approved cropping programme.
  • Coordinating deliveries/ collections from contracted farmers.
  • Training of out growers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in line with Food Safety Standards.
  • Developing and monitoring crop budgets/production costing models in line with best in class crop production.
  • Developing out-growers’ agri-business skills.
  • Promoting and participating in farmer field days and shows.
  • Recommending out-growers or schemes to participate in the Input scheme in accordance with the requirements of the Agronomy policy.
  • Disbursing inputs to approved farmers in accordance with the approved cropping plan or programme and records maintenance.
  • Ensuring full recovery of input loans advanced to out growers.
  • Identifying potential non-contract produce suppliers based on factory requirements.
  • Conducting timeous crop/produce market watch and price comparisons.

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelors degree or an HDN in one of the following: Plant Sciences, Agronomy or Horticulture or any such related qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years’ of experience working in Agricultural advisory services, preferably in the horticulture sector, both with companies and with smallholders.
  • Candidate must have relevant experience in farmer training (development, training, evaluation, setting up field demonstrations and trials.
  • Good writing, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Valid class 4 drivers’ licence.

Salary $100,000 ZWL plus allowances

Email: mirriam@valcol.co.zw

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Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$100,000 ZWL
  • Career LevelOther
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience3-5 Years
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