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    Weekly roundup of agriculture jobs

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    By George Munene

    1

    Position:  Agronomists

    Location:  Kenya (Various Locations)

    Recruiter / Employer:  Employed Staffing Solutions Ltd

    Contract:  Contract / Casual

    About the Role:

    Our Client is a horticultural company that deals with growing, sorting & grading, and packaging fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables for the export market. We are looking for an Agronomist for them.

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Degree/ diploma level in Agribusiness/ Agriculture economics or any other related field
    • One-year relevant work experience in the agricultural crop input sector
    • Previous experience working in the horticultural sector in Kenya establishing smallholder schemes for vegetable production is an added advantage.
    • Knowledge & practical experience of economic horticultural models

    How to apply: 

    If you Qualify and are up to the challenge, send your CV and Cover Letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and email the subject Agronomist. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    (For additional info:https://jobs.digger.co.ke/39043/agronomist)

     

    2

    Position:  Senior Agriculture Financial Specialist

    Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

    Recruiter / Employer:  Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD)

    Contract:  Full time

    About the Role:

    We are looking for a Senior Agriculture Specialist to lead FSD Kenya’s Agriculture and Processing Finance project. Working with other colleagues, the Specialist Will provide technical expertise leading to the development and implementation of interventions and tasks. The Specialist will also contribute to other FSD projects related to trade, green finance, and health.

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Experience managing agriculture finance projects in Kenya (at least 7 years experience)
    • Relevant professional qualification (minimum of bachelor’s degree; desirable master’s degree, and training in market systems development)
    • Experience in the financial sector, preferably working in agriculture, credit, and/or insurance
    • Experience in the agriculture sector
    • Understanding of women’s economic empowerment and gender

    How to apply:  https://bit.ly/3RxpBhS

    Closure Date:  25th September 2022

     

    3

    Position:  Outgrowers Scheme Manager (Kirinyaga)

    Location: Kirinyaga County

    Recruiter / Employer:  Farmworks Farming Services

    Contract:  Full time

    About the Role:

    • Preparation and implementation of budgets and schedules for planting and harvesting.
    • Working with the HR department to recruit and develop teams in the scheme.
    • Coordinating and Supervising day-to-day operations of the different departments in the scheme ensuring targets are met.
    • Ensuring that the Scheme complies with legal requirements and Global Gap Standards.
    • Planning for the supply of farm inputs including seeds/seedlings, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies.
    • Overseeing harvest, aggregation, and delivery of produce to designated markets
    • Overseeing construction, repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery and Scheme infrastructure.
    • Prepare regular production and financial reports for the scheme

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Min qualification will be a diploma in Agriculture.
    • Having BASIS & FACTS qualification will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrated capacity in analyzing economic dynamics in production and generation of budgets
    • Min 5 years of working experience in the management of farms and Outgrowers Schemes in the horticulture sector.
    • Thorough knowledge of the horticulture crops and farmers' organization dynamics in the counties of Kirinyaga, Embu, Muranga, Machakos, and Kiambu.
    • Demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of farmer training programs. Experience in Farmer’s Field School approach will be an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated capacity to analyze complex situations, solve problems and manage change.
    • Ability to use ICT tools and office packages (word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook, etc.)
    • Available to start within one month

    How to apply: LinkedIn

     

    4

    Position:  Farm Manager

    Location:  Homa Bay County, Kenya

    Recruiter / Employer:  Stable Foods Ltd

    Contract:  Full time

    About the Role: 

    The Farm Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing Stable Foods’ horticultural strategy and execution.

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelors Degree in Agronomy or related plant or soil science field, Masters preferred.
    • Minimum 10 years of direct farm management experience required, with a preference for candidates with vegetable crop and small holder farmer experience.
    • Must have experience leading a diverse team of supervisors and casual laborers, inclusive of experience with labor planning and team building.
    • Drip irrigation systems knowledge required, including nutrition delivery, water usage, etc.
    • Experience in regenerative agriculture and organic agriculture preferred.
    • Must be physically fit and capable enough for occasional manual farm labor.
    • Must be able to move items weighing up to 20kg.

    How to apply:  Please send CV and cover letter explaining your motivation and why you are well suited for this role to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    • Female/minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
    • Stable Foods will make an effort to reply to all applications, but feedback is not guaranteed.
    • Anticipated start date – Q4 2022.

     

    5

    Position:  Agricultural Extension Intern

    Location:  Vihiga and Kakamega counties

    Recruiter / Employer:  Sustainable Organic Farming and Development Initiatives (SOFDI) (www.sofdi.com)

    Contract: Internship

    Salary: KSh 15,000 - 30,000

    About the Role:

    The extension interns will be responsible for attending to a region of farmer's groups which entails effective planning, implementation, and monitoring of our holistic training program. The extension staff will be the focal person for farmer groups and carry out mobilization and capacity strengthening activities, supervising lead farmers and providing extension support to ensure sustained increase in farm productivity for self-reliance.

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in General Agriculture, Livestock Production, Horticulture, Agronomy, Agribusiness Economics, Cooperatives Management/ Diploma degree with 2 years of relevant field experience in the specified and/or related field from a recognised Educational Institution.
    • Experience, education, and interest in the following areas would be preferred: 

    Sustainable Organic Farming, Permaculture, Bio-intensive Agriculture, IPM, and Agro-ecology; 

    Agribusiness, Crop-based Cooperatives and Entrepreneurship, Farm Business School;

    Agroforestry, Livestock Systems, Climate Change as it relates to agriculture;

    Applications of IT in agriculture,  Seed Systems, Value-Addition;

    Community Development, Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture, Community Health.

    How to apply:  BrighterMonday

     

    6

    Position:  Senior Scientist I - Cropping Systems Agronomist

    Location:  Nairobi, Kenya (open for international applications)

    Recruiter / Employer:  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

    Contract: Full-time

    About the Role:

    Developing and promoting climate-smart, nature-friendly rice-based farming systems, and value chains. The research position is open in the field of ‘cropping systems agronomy and climate change’ which will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to optimize production and address climate change challenges.

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    PhD in agronomy, cropping systems analysis, soil science, climate change, or related fields with at least 4+ years post-PhD

    How to apply:  Apply on organisation's website

     

    7

    Position:  County Cluster Land Specialist

    Location:  Kenya

    Recruiter / Employer: FAO, Kenya

    Contract: 12 months with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds

    About the Role:

    In close coordination with the Programme Manager, act as a cluster manager for the full implementation of scheduled activities on land.  

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    •   Advanced university degree in Natural Resource Management, Land Management, land administration, Surveying, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, legal studies, or related field.
    •   At least 5 years of experience in natural resource management programmes at national level.
    •   Working knowledge of level C English and Swahili
    •   Must be of Kenyan Nationality

    How to apply: Apply on organisation's website

    Closure Date: 20/Sep/2022, 12:59:00 AM

     

    8

    Position:  ILRI Internship

    Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

    Recruiter / Employer: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

    Contract:  ILRI offers a stipend to cover living expenses as well as insurance.

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements: 

    Be enrolled in an undergraduate university degree program, with at least one full semester to completion. 

    (Through strategic partnerships, ILRI also provides internship opportunities to students enrolled in diploma and certificate programs, as well as senior high school students)

    How to apply: http://www.ilri.org/

    Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to submit their application letter, detailed CV, motivation letter, and university internship request letters. Applications should be addressed to the Head of Capacity Development.

     

    9

    Position: Vihiga County Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries Executive Committee Member

    Location:  Vihiga, Kenya

    Recruiter / Employer:  Vihiga County public service board

    Contract:  Permanent

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Degree
    • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
    • Have knowledge, experience, and a distinguished career of not less than five years in the field relevant to the portfolio to which the person is seeking to be considered
    • Understand diversity, challenges, and opportunities within the County;
    • Should not hold any other State or Public Office

    How to apply: 

    Applicants should submit their applications together with their detailed resumes and certified copies of their Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card/Passport and any other supporting documents to the undersigned on or before 15th September 2022. The applicants should indicate the position applied for on top of the envelope and address it to:

    The County Secretary and Head of County Public Service

    County Government of Vihiga

    P.O. Box 344 – 50300

    Maragoli, Kenya

    Hard copies of applications should be delivered to the Office of the County Secretary, Ground Floor at County Government of Vihiga Headquarters in Mbale, between 8.00AM and 5.00PM on a weekday

    Successful candidates shall be required to appear before a committee of the County Assembly before appointment.

     

    10

    Position:  Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Veterinary at Meru County

    Location:  Meru, Kenya

    Recruiter / Employer:  Meru County public service board

    Contract: Full-Time

    About the role: 

    • The administration of a county department.
    • Implementation of policies and development plans.
    • Development and implementation of strategic plans.
    • Formulate and implement effective programs to attain vision 2030 and sector goals.
    • Promote national values and principles of governance and values and principles of public service

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen.
    • Must be a holder of at least a degree in the field of Agriculture, Livestock Development, or fisheries from a University relevant and recognized in Kenya.
    • A Master’s degree in a recognized relevant field will be an added advantage.
    • Must have knowledge, experience, and distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years in the specific, five (5) of which must be at senior level either at government or private sector.
    • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
    • Must have attended senior management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from an institution recognized in Kenya.
    • A strategic leadership development programme course from an institution recognized in Kenya is an added advantage

    How to apply:  careers.meru.go.ke

    Closure Date: 20 September. 2022

     

    11

    Position:  Farm Attendants – 8 Positions (Internship)

    Location:  Kisumu County

    Recruiter / Employer:  Chicken Basket Limited

    Contract:Internship (Unpaid)

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements: 

    • Certificate/ Diploma in Poultry/Animal Management
    • Preferably those who can reside in any part of the country
    • Must be able to speak in local dialect
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills is desired
    • Must be between 25-35 years of age

    How to apply:  Brighter Monday

     

    12

    Position:  Farm Attendants – 3 Positions (Internship)

    Location:  Vihiga County

    Recruiter / Employer:  Julius Dairy Farm

    Contract: Internship (Unpaid)

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Certificate/Artisan level in Poultry production /Animal production
    • Must be willing to volunteer without pay
    • Passionate about agriculture and poultry value chain

     

    How to apply:  Brighter Monday

     

    13

    Position: Internship - 2 Positions

    Location:  Kakamega County

    Recruiter / Employer:  Ebukanachi Self Help Group

    Contract: Internship (Unpaid)

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Certificate in General Agriculture
    • Passionate about agriculture

    How to apply: Brighter Monday

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