Achukule Irrigation Project Agronomy Consultant Job in Lokichar, Turkana County Kenya 2016

Job Recruitment : Agronomy Consultant Employment Vacancy

Job Description : Agronomy Consultant Career Opportunity

Achukule Irrigation Project
Lokichar, Turkana County – Kenya
Vacancy Announcement: Agronomy Consultant
Achukule irrigation Project  (herein referred to as  Achukule irrigation Project) has received funding  from  the  United  States  African  Development  Foundation  (USADF)  towards  its  irrigation enterprise expansion.
USADF is an independent Agency of the US government that operates at local levels in Africa in support of economic development.

For the successful implementation of the grant, Achukule Irrigation project is seeking to hire an Agronomy Consultant who will work with the Enterprise manager to implement the grant in achieving set objectives.

Position: Agronomy Consultant / Agronomist

Location: Lokichar – Turkana County;
Duration: One year with possibility of extension based on performance.
Reports to: Enterprise Manager
The Agronomist will be based in Lokichar and working within the framework of a Achukule irrigation project, the incumbent will be responsible for the following as his/her primary duties:
  • Regular field checks;
  • Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics;
  • Soil moisture status monitoring and Irrigation and land preparion and planting scheduling;
  • Chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations
  • Equipment calibration;
  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations;
  • Crop budgeting & planning
  • Provide personal consultation with Achukule farmers as needed
  • Educational presentations to farmers as needed
  • Other duties as necessary.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • Proficient computer skills – Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spread sheets;
  • Good diagnostic and decision making skills;
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate – verbal & written skills;
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision;
  • Willingness to work as a team member
  • Desire to remain updated with new agricultural trends and technology
  • Self-motivation, willingness to learn and good work ethic
Qualification and experience:
  • Diploma in agriculture with emphasis on agronomy or dry land agriculture or its equivalent from a recognized institution with 3 years of on Job related experience or;
  • Degree in agriculture, agronomy, dry land agriculture or its equivalent from a recognized institution with 1year of on Job related experience;
  • Good written and oral command of English
  • Good knowledge of IT skills especially MS Office Suite such as Excel, Word, and Database management; Email and Internet
  • Ability to work under pressure and to follow strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to work under very harsh conditions
How to Apply 
 
Applications should reach the office before May 29, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Hand delivered applications should be dropped at ACHUKULE offices in Lokichar.
Emailed applications should be sent to: achukulefs@gmail.com and a copy to e.kaniu@cezam-usadf.org

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