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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
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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

    ROLE JOB DESCRIPTION

    Deko Integrated and Agro Processing Ltd, Nigeria is a producer and exporter of agricultural produce such as Sorghum, Cassava, Soybean, Cocoa, and many other agricultural products. To boost the nation’s food security, reduce importation, and increase foreign earnings from export of value-added agricultural product, Deko Integrated and Agro Processing Ltd, located in Benin city, Edo state have dedicated crop farms in Edo State and therefore, seeks a highly motivated and experienced Junior Agronomist to manage their field production operations.

    LOCATION

    Benin City, Edo state

    SLOT

    2

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE

    Full-Time

    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 in production of other crop like Soybean, Cocoa, Sorghum and Maize.
    • Must be ready to learn, professional, flexible, and self-motivated and willing to reside in remote area and relocate if necessary.
    • Must be able to coordinate and manage farmers’ clusters or co-operatives in a contract farming scheme
    • 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 quality agronomy program
    • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft office Programming (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
    • Good interpersonal relationship and must be culturally sensitive and relate well with different people of diverse cultural background.
    • 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 of field activities on the organization project management application for progress and milestones tracking
    • Coordinate and work closely with the manager, team lead and other member to achieve the set deliverables
    • Assist and work closely with the training officer to deliver capacity building trainings to farmers
    • Participate in the recruitment of field support staff or any other position needed by the team
    • Knowledge of 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 provide technical backstopping to farmers
    • Ability to take initiative and ensure established fields are free from pest and diseases by developing effective ways to control weeds, pest, and insects
    • Collecting soil and water samples for laboratory testing and assisting with irrigations schedules
    • Assisting with preparing 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

    APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

    31st January, 2022

    To apply, send your application (Cover letter and Resume) to hr@dekoholding.com on or before the deadline of this advertisement. For any information, contact by Phone call or WhatsApp +2349040848874

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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: hr@dekoholding.com using the position as subject of email.

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