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Offer 1999 Details : AGRONOMY HEAD
Reference : AFSCI/BAM/AH
Position : Other
Deadline: 15/07/2018
Location : West Africa (Ivory Coast (see Cote d'Ivoire))
Industry : Agriculture/Forestry Plantation/Fishing
Job Description / Role / Responsibilities :

JOB DESCRIPTION

Planning & Execution

  • In co-ordination with the Operations team plan and finalize the season requirement for
  • Planting Seed
  • Agri Inputs like Fertilizers, Insecticides, Herbicides
  • Ensure timely execution of the Agriculture Calendar Activities on ground
  • Develop and adopt efficient management systems to control, monitor cotton and report contract farming operations (related to agronomy).
  • Soil Fertility: roll out corrective plan
  • Understand the cost of production for famer and develop an approach to reduce his cost with selective mechanization or better use of insecticides and pesticides

Research & Development Activity

  • Seed Multiplication Program: identify and develop right seed variety specific to climate with respect to characteristics like yield, GOT and quality of fiber
  • Work with Agri-input suppliers to develop cost effective insecticides for effective insect, pests control and herbicide for weed control.
  • Develop and adopt Good Agronomic Practices (GAPs) for higher seed cotton yields. Convert them into simple training aids, and conduct the same

Documentation & Reporting

  • Review and update SOP to reflect the ground realities
  • Prepare and share the reports on agreed frequency
  • Develop and demonstrate GAP at the model farms

Training & Team Development

  • Develop Training program for field staff and farmers on GAP
  • Roll out the training program and assess efficacy of training program
  • Develop the 2nd line for the department
Candidate profile :

Skills Required

ü  Education Background  Ph.D in Agriculture

ü  Experience of 20 years of field experience in similar field

ü  Networking with Government bodies and NGOs           

ü  Excellent communication (oral and written) in English and French

ü  Excellent negotiating skills         

ü  Basic Computer Skills – Excel, Power point and Word

Additional information :

You can apply to this position by emailing your CV English version to infoci@africsearch.com with the reference of this offer as subject.