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Monsanto Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) Project Field Jobs in Kenya

1.     Field Technicians (2) – WEMA Project (Water Efficient Maize for Africa)
2.     Field Assistant/Machine Operator- WEMA Project (Water Efficient Maize for Africa)
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Field Assistant/Machine Operator- WEMA Project (Water Efficient Maize for Africa)
The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Utilizing/ operating research equipment such as tractors, planters, combine harvesters, sprayers etc.
  • Trial site preparation, seeding, planting, crop management, irrigation and harvesting/shelling and weighting in all the trial site plots.
  • Assisting in all field operations and implementation of Monsanto’s safety programs to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Assist in other projects and perform any other duties as and when required.
Applicants should have:
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering with at least 3 years experience with farm equipment/machinery operations. Applicants with a B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering may have and added advantage.
  • Knowledge of corn/crop production farming practices, farm equipment operations and repair.
  • A team player with a passion for field work in addition to excellent organizational, interpersonal and record keeping skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with at least 3 years driving experience and a willingness to travel extensively and away from home during planting, growing and harvesting periods.
  • Relationships and networks, courage and condor, agility, initiative/foresight and results orientation.
Field Technicians (2) – WEMA Project (Water Efficient Maize for Africa)
The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Helping in trial site location selection and maintenance of good relationships with trial cooperators.
  • Manage and assist in all the different planting operations such as seeding, crop management, pollination, data collection, harvesting etc
  • Assist in seed lab operations including seed shelling, packaging, treating and packet arrangement.
  • Assist in timely and accurate data collection from trial research plots
  • Communicate/coordinate with farmers on off station trials and assist in accurate data collection.
  • Supervise and train temporary/casual workers involved in the trial sites.
  • Assist in the implementation of site safety programs towards a safe work environment.
  • Assist in any other projects and duties as and when required.
Applicants should have:-
  • A Diploma in Agriculture/Agronomy or related fields with 5 years relevant field farming experience.
  • Applicants with a B.Sc. Agriculture/Agronomy may have an added advantage.
  • A good team player with knowledge of crop production and farming practices.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as organization and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to live close to the trial sites location during the trial growing seasons.
  • A valid driver’s license with at least 3 years driving experience.
  • Willingness to travel to the maize growing areas of Kenya and if need be Uganda and Tanzania during the growing seasons.
  • Relationships and networks, courage and condor, agility, initiative/foresight and results orientation.
Interested?
Kindly submit a comprehensive CV with a cover letter attached to the following e-mail  address:-recruit.kenya@monsanto.com before 30th July 2010.
If you do not hear from us within 10 days from the closing date, kindly assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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