[Vacancy]: Agronomist Needed at Tomato Jos

May 6, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description


  • Experiments and plan studies to improve crop yields.
  • The study assesses and evaluates soil chemistry, and soil testing checks for EC and pH values, microbes, soil constituents, and the nutrient levels.
  • Design a seasonal work schedule based on fertilizer regimen, chemical regimen, and general cultural practices for field representatives.
  • Educate team on best practices and ensure standards are maintained on providing professional, best-in-class service to member farmers and monitor compliance
  • Collection of Weather data and reporting
  • Develop innovative research-based techniques in agronomist functions and programs.
  • Scout fields and make agronomic decisions that are best for the crop and the company.
  • Collect and maintain an extensive database of all trials
  • Assist in Monitoring experiments
  • Contribute to project M&E activities, including designing of monitoring tools, regular fieldwork to collect monitoring data, and preparation of monitoring reports

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agricultural sciences, crop production, and Plant biology.
  • A master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Experience quantitative and qualitative data and data analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Experience in writing reports and communicating scientific topics to laypeople;
  • Willingness and ability to work under tight timelines, and flexibility to engage in multiple projects;
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision;
  • Experience and ability to work in multicultural settings;

Additional Qualifications and Experience That Will Set You Apart

  • Excellent knowledge of GAP and delivery systems in rural areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to develop and maintain relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in computer knowledge as well as strong Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word capabilities will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in Hausa

Expected Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Stamina to work round the clock during peak farming periods
  • Curiosity, critical thinking, and a demonstrated interest in learning,
  • Demonstrated behavior of professional and personal ethics, transparency, and openness.
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders.
  • Strong management, coaching, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to stick to schedule

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