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AGRONOMIST
Category: Food
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.
Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
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: Friday, December 8th, 2017. 4p.m.

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

Ad Post Date: 2017-11-27

 

 

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