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23Sep

Our well established Client is looking for an experienced Agronomist to join their team outside of Harare.
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We are looking for a knowledgeable, thorough Agronomist who can develop better farming practices and find effective solutions for the food and farming industry. Experience with Avocado's and Macadamia nuts is required.
The successful Candidate will conduct research and field checks, take samples and make observations, perform tests, and identify and solve problems related to plant or soil nutrition, damage from insects or wildlife, weather or climate changes, or the use of specialized products, such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc. Using this information, you will also help farmers develop techniques to increase crop quality and yield.
Responsibilities:
Studying plants and soil in order to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improve crop yield, and solve problems facing the agriculture industry.
Researching, developing, and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.
Visiting fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
Assisting with the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples.
Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested parties.
Promoting products and techniques through educational presentations

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $ Negotiable

Required Skills

4 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field <br> 4 years experience in the same / similar position <br> Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel. <br> Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software. <br>
Key Skills
The Candidate should be focused on developing and promoting better farming practices.
Self-motivated and detail-oriented
Analytical with excellent listening, communication, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.

Additional Requirements

Agriculture
Agronomy
Avocados
Agronomist
Macadamia Nuts
22Sep

Our Client is a large farming operation operating outside of Harare. They are currently looking for a Farm Management Couple to join their team. This role could also suit a well organised single personRead More

Duties to include:
Managing day to day farming operations
Liaising with customers on a day to day basis
Staff management
Procurement
Administration and basic bookkeeping

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Negotiable plus accommodation & benefits

Required Skills

10 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Agricultural related degree / experience a distinct advantage.
Key Skills
Ability to lead a team
Computer literate

Additional Requirements

Agricultural
Admininstration
Customer Relations
Bookkeeping

Our client is looking for a dynamic, experienced, qualified and motivated General Manager with a passion for the job to join their team. Someone looking for a new experience, who is interested and motivated to work on a big and challenging farm with a long-term outlook.
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The General Manager will assume full accountability for the overall management and results of the farm and oversee all day to day operations.

Responsibilities:
Oversee the agronomy activities with the Farm Manager, including irrigation, processing and maintenance activities on the farm, as well as coffee production.
International and local sales, including its administration, marketing, and quality control.
Responsibility for all accounting and financial aspects of the business.
All administrative departments (IT, procurement, legal, security, etc.).
Delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of department heads, as well as providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.
Representation of the company to shareholders/boards, external business partners and any other third parties, including local government and societies.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Qualifications
BSc/MSc Degree in Agriculture<br> 5-10 years of estate management experience.<br> Fluent in English (Ability to speak Kiswahili)<br> Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications<br> Experience and interest to live and work in East-Africa with a long-term perspective<br>
Key Skills
Firm grasp of large-scale commercial estate management, that includes knowledge and experience of cultivation, irrigation, and processing.
Good organizational skills with the ability and confidence to manage a team of expatriate and local managers, excellent team player.
Strong leadership, sound management principles and strong organizational skills.
Good understanding of accounting/financial principles and cost reporting/analysis.
Strong data management skills with accurate attention to detail, yet hands-on approach.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Requirements

General Management
Agriculture
10Sep
Out of Harare,Zimbabwe

Incumbent shall be responsible for scheduling and coordinating the successful growing of quality sugarcane by collecting soil and foliar samples, surveillance of insects, pests and diseases within the fields.
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KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates the surveillance of insects, pests and diseases in sugar cane fields and recommend suitable herbicides, insecticides and pesticide and report accordingly.
Develops and implements sugarcane production systems (SOPs) and ensure their adherence.
Plans and adhere to approved budget for control programs.
Produces seed cane of the required standard.
Monitors sugarcane growth measurements and report accordingly.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $ Negotiable / per month

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and SKILLS <br> Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy/Crop science. <br> At least 5 years experience preferably in a sugarcane growing. <br> A clean class 4 driving licence.<br>
Key Skills
Demonstrable knowledge of insects, pests and diseases in sugarcane.
Computer literacy in MS Office.
Team player with ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines.
Good interpersonal, time management and mentoring skills.

Additional Requirements

Agronomy
Agriculture
Sugar Cane
Crop Science

Our Client is looking for an experienced and commercial minded senior person to join their team.Read More

You will be required to run a 1300 Ha irrigated seed production and 250 Ha. avocado with extensive experience in:
- Hybrid seed Maize production
- Sunflower production
- Bean production

Manage company seed production
. Monitor/audit external production field selection, ensuring that grow-outs are technically managed to maintain seed purity and hybridity.
Collect samples of product and coordinate in-process testing as needed.
Travel to current seed production locations, potential growers, tradeshows, and conferences.
Develop and support the quality protocols to ensure parent seed integrity.
Forecast variety-level production needs to meet sales demand
Negotiate and coordinate grower contracts and processors to process, bag, and deliver seed.Demonstrate desire and ability to proactively develop grower relationships, clearly understand their capabilities, and match them to JSS production needs. A

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $Negotiable

Required Skills

10 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, Biology, Agriculture or related field.
Key Skills
5 - 10 or more years of experience in managing seed product function
Knowledge of hybrid seed maize production is essential
Knowledge of domestic and international regulations related to seed importing and exporting and certification standards.
Ability to develop key relationships internally and externally and focus on project details.
Proven ability to work effectively with others in the organization to influence the overall strategy and coordination of seed production needs.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects.
Working knowledge of standard office software (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

Additional Requirements

Maize Seed Production
Bean Seed
Sunflower Seed
Avocado
06Sep
Harare,Zimbabwe

Our Client is an excellent organisation in the Agricultural industry who is now looking for an Agronomist to join the team.Read More

The Agronomist will head up the technical team and also interact with the companies marketing activities.
The role will also involve analysis of soil results and farmer recommendations, as well as travel to farms, attending field days and marketing events, so there will be a significant amount of travel.
The role will manage the agronomy team and interns on attachment.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Highly Negotiable

Required Skills

3 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Degree in Soil or Crop Science or related
Key Skills
Must have agronomy experience, have managed a team and be prepared to travel.

Additional Requirements

Agronomy
Soil Analysis
Travel
Management
05Sep
Cape Town, South Africa

Our Client, a large group of companies in the Agricultural industry is seeking a Hatchery Manager to join their Poultry Division Team
This position is responsible for directing operations which include receipt of fertile eggs, traying, vaccination, grading, and placement of baby chicks
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Responsibilities:
Creates feed orders and transmits them to the feed mill
Direct the Hatchery to produce the highest quality chicks at the highest percentage hatch rate possible for the lowest cost.
Ensure that the Hatchery, Tech Advisors, and Contract Producers follow Animal Welfare guidelines.
Plans production, spending, and capital improvement projects.
Prepares yearly budget for the hatchery.
Controls cost in labor, repairs, supplies, and vaccines.
Prepares monthly reports and graphs on hatchery performance.
Reports egg fertility and hatching residue results, as needed, to breeder department.
Ensure compliance with Company and OSHA safety guidelines.
Ensures completion of all quality assurance checks for the following: chick quality, vaccination checks, equipment checks, and maintenance work.
Consults with company veterinarian before making changes.
Prepares employee schedules, approves vacation requests and hires new employees as needed.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: R500 000 pa

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Bachelor Degree in Animal or Poultry science<br>
Key Skills
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Honesty/Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

Additional Requirements

21Aug
Lusaka, Zambia

Our Client, a large group of companies in the Agricultural industry is seeking a Hatchery Manager to join their Poultry Division Team
This position is responsible for directing operations which include receipt of fertile eggs, traying, vaccination, grading, and placement of baby chicks at grRead More

Responsibilities and Duties Include but are not subject to:
Creates feed orders and transmits them to the feed mill
Direct the Hatchery to produce the highest quality chicks at the highest percentage hatch rate possible for the lowest cost.
Ensure that the Hatchery, Tech Advisors, and Contract Producers follow Animal Welfare guidelines.
Plans production, spending, and capital improvement projects.
Prepares yearly budget for the hatchery.
Controls cost in labor, repairs, supplies, and vaccines.
Prepares monthly reports and graphs on hatchery performance.
Reports egg fertility and hatching residue results, as needed, to breeder department.
Ensure compliance with Company and OSHA safety guidelines.
Ensures completion of all quality assurance checks for the following: chick quality, vaccination checks, equipment checks, and maintenance work.
Consults with company veterinarian before making changes.
Prepares employee schedules, approves vacation requests, and hires new employees as needed.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Negotiable Package Depending on Candidate

Required Skills

4 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Animal or Poultry science is required <br>
Key Skills
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Responsible

Additional Requirements

Our Client is looking for an experienced Agricultural Country Head to join their exciting and expanding operation based in Tanzania. Read More

Duties to include:
• building and leading a country wide team to promote sales of all seed varieties. • establishing demonstration plots and training/upskilling farmers throughout the country • setting seed production targets with contract seed producers • preparing budgets and reporting on performance to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $Negotiable

Required Skills

10 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Agriculture / Agronomy related Degree <br> Minimum of 10 years experience within the agricultural sector
Key Skills
at least 10 years experience in a similar corporate environment, preferably with hybrid seed maize
be a self-starter with a high level of integrity
proven experience in team-oriented leadership skills
be an excellent communicator
hold a driving licence

Additional Requirements

Agriculture
Country Head
Agronomy
Maize Seed

Our Client is looking for an experienced Agricultural Seed Production Expert to join their expanding operation based in Tanzania.Read More

Duties to include:
Develop and maintain a grower evaluation system to drive increased yields and quality
Understand seed species and varieties, seed quality standards, and crop delivery requirements
Develop and implement programs regarding agronomic issues in production fields
Conduct and manage field productions of seed as required
Perform and coordinate seed logistics activities to ensure accurate records and movement of seed
Complete administrative duties such as signing grower contracts, collecting and inputting data for reports, pricing, and managing disposition of harvest
Remain current with latest production technology to support seed growers
Maintain relationships with growers, contractors and the local farming community
Satisfy internal production standards within quality, timeliness and financial objectives
Propose improvements to the field operations production program

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Agricultural / Agronomy Degree
Key Skills
Strong technical abilities
Minimum of 5 years experience within a similar role Self motivated with strong people skills

Additional Requirements

Agronomy
Seed Production

Our Client is seeking an Agricultural Research Associate to join their team
The right candidate will focus on trial prioritization and design, trial management, analysis and interpretation of results as well as recommendations for core program change and improvement for the Zambia team.
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Responsibilities and duties include but are not subject to:
Desk research
Conduct outsight research and liaise with other agriculture institutions in Zambia and elsewhere to inform trial questions. Many questions need more in depth research to improve trial planning and success. Some example topics include:
Reducing the cost of growing maize for organisations farmers
Moving forward with trials and scale up of reduction of weeds pressure
Developing a strategy to build soil fertility and structure for organisations farmers
Best practices for designing crop storage trials
Lead farmers’ preference tests for maize and other crops
Develop surveys, focus groups, semi-structured interview protocols and other farmer engagement strategies, and analyse data to discover and evaluate new trial ideas for improving impact along our 3 major impact categories: Farmer profit, Healthy soil, and Healthy families.

Designing and supporting execution of Research station trials
Play a leading role in trial prioritization and design for all research station trials.
Prioritize trials effectively based on research and station results
Create impact models for each product or idea to be tested throughout trials
Create crop management protocols and calendars for trials
Support the research station team in executing trials and solving problems
Gather feedback from research station teams to inform further trial ideas
Develop and deliver trainings to research station teams
<Br> Designing and supporting execution of participatory farmer field trials
Prioritize trials effectively, particularly through use of desk research and research station trials results
Create planting protocols and calendars for trials
Support the Impact field team in executing trials and solving problems
Develop and deliver trainings to Impact field team
Data audit and analysis

Analysis and reporting
Following completion of trials, the Agriculture Research Manager will: <b> Carry out statistical analyses and interpret results
Draft trial reports
Make recommendations for next steps e.g. repeat trial, add treatments, scaling-up.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Negotiable Depending on Candidate

Required Skills

2 Years of Experience
Qualifications
A formal educational background in the agricultural sciences or soil science. . An MSc is required, PhD welcome. <br>
Key Skills
Experience with agricultural research and application of findings, especially in smallholder tropical agriculture.
Experience with trial management (research station and / or participatory farmer field trials) required
Strong work experiences, which may include a demanding professional work experience, successful entrepreneurial experience, leading a conference, starting a business, etc.
Strong project management, communication, and leadership experience.
Strong data management and analysis skills. Experience with Excel required; experience with R or Stata strongly preferred.
A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years.
The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
Language: English required.

Additional Requirements

Our client, a regional poultry and feed milling company, is now looking for a Nutritionist who would be able to assist with the feed formulation as well as run a small feed laboratory in Tanzania.Read More

Manage formulation systems – upgrades, formulation procedures
Set and control global raw material specifications(STL Base Matrix)
Set and control all global feed specifications(Nutrients, Raw Material Bounds, Additives)
Control all feed and raw material specification adjustments
Set all Raw Material and Feed Quality Control requirement
Investigate and sign off all feed related claims
Technical support and liaison for farms
Technical support for the feed mill team
Initiate trails required
Improving the productivity of the operation by managing and implementing a Production Improvement Program(PIP)
Safeguarding all the intellectual assets of the feed milling operation provided to the staff in the best interest of the company
Working 5 days a week in which weekend is the normal days off
Working hours from 7h00am to 17h00pm Mon – Fri

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Up to $4,000 p/m plus housing & medical

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Must have a B.Sc (Agriculture) degree with a post graduate qualification in Animal Nutrition <br> Must Possess a clean valid Driver’s License <br> The following would be highly desirable: <br> Degree or Post- Graduate Degree in Poultry Science <br> Knowledge of Basic Management Accounting <br> Knowledge of Risk Audits <br> Knowledge of Poultry Diseases and Nutrition <br> Knowledge of managing a Feed Laboratory <br>
Key Skills
At least 5 years' experience in Feed Milling Industry
Experience in management of trials, feed formulation and quality control
Technical competence and in depth knowledge of all aspects of Feed Formulation
Technical competence and in depth knowledge of all aspects of Raw Material Brokering
Ability to communicate well and interact effectively
Ability to learn quickly and be competent in areas which he is not familiar with
Good communication skills and good people management abilities
Ability to interact with persons from widely different nationalities and cultures
Computer literacy
Ability to motivate and create a team spirit
Highly numerate, planning and analytical
Knowledge of Bio-Security
Good verbal and written skills

Additional Requirements

Agricultural
Poultry
Tanzania
Feed Milling
Nutritionist
20May

Our Client, a very well established company in the Agricultural industry is looking for an Informal Trade Sales Manager to join their team
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Duties and Responsibilities include but are not subject to:
Define a medium and long-term strategy for the Informal trade with a clear understanding of their decision making processes, strategy and expansion plans
Compile weekly and monthly sales reports by monitoring sales performances against budget
Develop and implement a channel plan in order to maximise volume, profit and share performance
Ensure that objectives in terms of availability, visibility, volume, margin, quality and customer price of products are achieved for Informal Trade
Define customer trading terms in the commercial planning following guidelines from Head of Sales
Assess business performance of the Company and competitors in Informal Trade in order to enhance effectiveness of developed trade programmes
Manage expenditure budget for sales programmes
Recommend suitable sites for depot opening

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: US$ Negotiable Depending on Candidate

Required Skills

2 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Related Degree or Diploma <br>
Key Skills
IT, budget and report writing skills
Excellent sales and negotiation skills
The ability to motivate and lead a team
Excellent communication and 'people skills
Good planning and organisational skills
The ability to work calmly under pressure
Good verbal and written communication skills
Work well in a team and with a wide range of people
Be organised and methodical

Additional Requirements

Sales
Informal Trade
Agriculture
12Feb
International

Our International Client is looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and thorough Agronomist with experience in growing Cigar leaf and prior agronomy experience in a developing Country to join their Team in Cameroon, offering a very attractive package.
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The Successful Candidate will supervise leaf cultivation, harvesting, curing, fermentation, sortation and packing.

  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: $ Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Qualifications include <br> At least 5 years prior agronomy expertise in a developing country <br> French and English language proficiency. <br> Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field <br>
Key Skills
Analytical with excellent communication and problem solving skills
Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software
Strong research, decision making and critical thinking
Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments
Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested parties
Self Motivated
Detail-oriented

Additional Requirements

Agriculture
Tobacco
Agronomist
Tobacco Growing
Ex Pat position