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Agronomist

World Agroforestly (ICRAF)
Published
April 7, 2021
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
Salary Range
Confidential

Description

  • Providing comprehensive training and technical guidance to project partners regarding good agricultural practices including biocontrol of pests and diseases.
  • Carry out participatory on-farm research on good agricultural practices and grafting on tomato and agro-ecological approaches for selected vegetable crops:

o  design experiments with scientists from headquarters and farmers in the field.

o  implement; monitor, collect and report data.

o  conduct preliminary analysis.

o  reflect with farmers, partners and researchers.

o  report findings and conclusions.

  • Create partnerships and synergies with the private sector to improve availability, and accessibility of bio-control agents to vegetable producers.
  • Create partnerships and synergies with the private vegetable seedling producers to pilot and scaling of tomato grafting.
  • Technical progress reporting of grammatically correct and scientific standards.
  • Liaise with Veggies4P&P project to coordinate complementary activities.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Kenya Country Director and the SSVC Flagship Program Leader.

Education, knowledge, and experience:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, natural resource management, or horticulture related sciences.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in an international non-governmental organization (NGO) or company.
  • Proven experience in liaising with partners and conducting or facilitating on-farm participatory research.
  • Thorough knowledge of vegetable agronomy, and preferably also knowledge of traditional African vegetables.

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Excellent computer skills in MS‐office applications (Word, Excel, Power point).
  • Team player with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners and colleagues in a multi-cultural setting.

To apply:

https://www.worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf

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