Job - GROUP SENIOR AGRONOMIST (MOZAMBIQUE)
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20 Oct
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$4,000 USD GROUP SENIOR AGRONOMIST (MOZAMBIQUE)
Horticultural Export , TBC, Mozambique

This role at a horticultural export company in Mozambique requires a senior agronomist who will liaise with service providers to the farms, deal with government departments and technical departments, oversee agronomy requirements and fulfil all reporting from a compliance and audit perspective to international standards. Applications welcome!

Position Published
20 Oct 2017
Position Updated
20 Oct 2017
Applications Invited
100 Applications
Talent Search
In Progress
Shortlist Sent to Client
6 Shortlisted
Interviews Pending
0 Interviewed
Job Offer Pending
60% Complete
Applications Invited
Search In Progress
Shortlist Sent to Client
Interviews Pending
Job Offer Pending
100 Applications
6 Candidates Shortlisted
0 Candidates Interviewed
60% Complete
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Job Specification
Reporting Structure
Reporting To
Head of Horticulture
Supervision Of
Farms Management and Extension/Scouting Staff
Interacts With
International markets, auditing bodies (NSF); Agriculture & Plant Protection Institutes; chemical suppliers, fertilizer suppliers & seed merchants
Job Description
Interpretation of soil and water analyses
Postharvest handling, yield evaluations and crop assumptions
Coordination of general agricultural practices in accordance with global standards
Drafting planting programs, yield assumptions and seasonal crop forecasts
Analyzing yields, operational costs and financial returns of farm horticultural operations
Setting up farm trials/ experiments
Managing pests, diseases and weed control programs- compiling seasonal crop sprays in accordance with Global GAP standards
Crop husbandry and crop management
Irrigation scheduling and monitoring crop water use
Training relevant management on aspects of crop protection, fertilizer application and crop water use
Give long term direction to the Team taking into account the long term business strategy and short term business needs
Candidate Specification
Experience
7 years
Education Level
Post Graduate
Qualifications
MSc in Plant Science, Agronomy or Horticulture
Software
Office
Equipment
Related to Profession
Knowledge Of
Key agronomic principles: crop physiology, pest & disease control, crop nutrition and crop water use.
Skills To
Adhere to GLOBAL GAP, Tesco Nurture or other international audit standards
Ability To
Formulate crop protection programs
Personality
Technical Guru, Professionally Confident, Detailed, Consultative
Other
First hand advanced growing experience of at least: Mange tout and sugar snap peas, baby corn & Potatoes
Organisation
Industry
Horticultural Export
Culture
Best Practice
Gender Profile
Mixed
Age Profile
Between 28 and 55 years of age
Terms And Conditions
Employment
Permanent
Location
TBC, Mozambique
Remuneration
Between $3,500 and $4,000 USD
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