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AGRONOMIST
Category: General
Description:

The Potato Onion Producers Association (POPA) is a group of food distributors whose mission is to facilitate increased production of onions and potatoes within the context of the Jamaican governmentʼs policy to encourage expansion of local production of these crops. In order to support its various projects POPA is seeking the services of an Agronomist who will be required to perform a variety of technical tasks in the fields of agronomy and crop management in support of all aspects of the POPA operation. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

a) Assessment of field site characteristics and suitability for commercial crop production;
b) Crop management - from plant variety selection and propagation, land preparation, Irrigation, fertilization and treatment, to mechanization of planting and reaping;
c) Directing field projects and trials, especially those designed to optimize productivity;
d) Prepare schedules for field work, including land and equipment use
e) Develop professional relationships and provide technical support to contracted farmers;
f) Supervise field workers in the proper conduct of their duties, and
g) Preparation of technical reports and maintenance of records, among other duties.

https://www.popajamaica.com/careers

Qualifications:

Bachelorʼs Degree (Science) in Agronomy, Plant Science, Farm Management, Agricultural Extension or related programmes.
At least 2 years experience in a similar capacity.
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
Desire to serve farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry
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 

Deadline: December 08, 2017

Contact Information
Name: Human Resource Manager
Address: 8 Lady Musgrave Rd. Kgn. 5
Email: andrea@popajamaica.com
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2017-11-20

 

 

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