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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
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  • Deko Integrated and Agro Processing Ltd, (DIAPL) Nigeria is a producer and exporter of value-added agri-food products from Sorghum, Cassava, Soybean and Cocoa. 


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    Junior Agronomist

    LOCATION

    Benin City, Edo state

    SLOT
    2

    REPORTING LINE
    Manager

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience in Farm Management, Agribusiness, Extension, Rural livelihoods, and development
    •  B. Sc/HND or MSc. Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy, Crop Science, Crop Production or General Agriculture and experience in sustainable Cocoa production a plus.
    • Knowledge of production of other crops like Soybean, Sorghum, and Maize.
    • Must be ready to learn, professional, flexible, self-motivated, and willing to reside in remote areas and relocate if necessary.
    • Must be able to coordinate and manage farmers’ clusters or co-operatives in a contract farming scheme
    • Experience in cassava production on large scale is a must
    • Knowledge of crop production practices and experience in crop and soil management essential
    • Effective written or verbal communication skills
    • Experience in managing field crop production on a large scale and must be able to take initiative and implement a quality agronomy program
    • Proficiency in computer and Microsoft office Programming (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Good interpersonal relationships and must be culturally sensitive and relate well with different people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • Must be able to work effectively in a team with team building spirit and meet up with deadlines.
    • Must be hardworking, diligent, and able to work under pressure.

    JOB COMPETENCIES

    • Ability to monitor and supervise field workers, planting and harvesting operations, and other management practices
    • Proficient in reporting and updating field activities on the organization project management application for progress and milestones tracking
    • Coordinate and work closely with the manager, team lead, and other members to achieve the set deliverables
    • Assist and work closely with the training officer to deliver capacity-building training to farmers
    • Participate in the recruitment of field support staff or any other position needed by the team
    • Improving soil management practices and the use of biochar and organic manure in improving soil fertility and knowledge of organic farming production
    • Keeping detailed records of farm operations, contract farmers, and input distribution
    • Managing crop production and providing technical backstopping to farmers
    • Ability to take initiative and ensure established fields are free from pests and diseases by developing effective ways to control weeds, pests, and insects
    • Collecting soil samples for laboratory testing and assisting with irrigations schedules
    • Assisting with preparing the budget for field operations, planning, and management
    • Experience in the use of biopesticides or other biological methods and be familiar with integrated pest management.
    • Perform any other duties/responsibilities as may be assigned by the team lead or the manager

    STARTING DATE
    Immediately

    Deko Integrated and Agro Processing Ltd offers a competitive salary and demonstrate the company’s commitment to building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

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