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Demo Agronomist

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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Background

Gabiro Agribusiness Hub (GAH) Ltd Company is a joint venture created between the Government of Rwanda, the majority shareholder and Netafim Ltd, an Israeli company that offers global leadership in agricultural manufacturing industry. Both parties signed a Joint Venture-JV and Engineering Procurement and Construction-EPC agreements to initiate Gabiro Agro-commercial oriented irrigation Project Phase I (5600/16000 Ha). The project shall be implemented in Karangazi sector located in Nyagatare district.

Among the key project components, include establishment and operation of the Demonstration farm for both advanced livestock and crop production on approximately 100 Ha. This Centre of excellence based in Nyagatare District, shall practically demonstrate business oriented farming experiences on small scale. The Centre under management of Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd wishes to recruit and fill the following positions, in line with its mandate and deliverables.

Demo Agronomist

 

The candidate should hold Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture, Crop Sciences, Crop Production, and Horticulture with 3 years working experience, or

A1 Agriculture, Crop Sciences, Crop Production, Horticulture with 2 years of experience.

 

The candidate should demonstrate practical hands-on experience in farm operation & management, capacity building programmes and exposure to modern techniques in horticulture & forage production & management

 

The candidate should hold a good command of computer and acceptable English proficiency

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  • Provides leadership and oversight in horticulture and forage production in the Demo Centre,
  • Plan and implement crop and animal fodder production in the demo centre,
  • Forecast the crop production in line with market demands,
  • Oversee land preparation, planting, availability of seeds, fertiliser recommendation & application, irrigation recommendation, crop maturing, pest control & Management, harvest & post-harvest processing, and any other on-farm related activity,
  •  Recommend farming techniques aiming at increasing the farm productivity.
  • Plan and conduct on-farm trainings for crop production in the demo centre,
  • Conduct trials for nutritional deficiencies analysis, diseases, or other changes.
  • Perform crop disease control, disease prevention and adaptation activities,
  • Collaborate with irrigation technician to develop crop irrigation schedule,
  • Based on available horticultural technology/options and constraints, ensure development of production cost minimization techniques/tools for the use in the Demo centre,
  •  Execute any other responsibility that may be requested by the direct supervisor

Application requirements

Application letter addressed to GAH Managing Director, a filled application form attached below, copies of degrees and certificates and, a copy of last employer testimonials should be submitted on gabiroagrihub@gmail.com, not later than 25/07/2021 before 5 pm.

 

Hanson MICOMYIZA
Managing Director