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Research & Development Field Trials Manager Job in Kenya

About Us:
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that is creating new organic agricultural inputs that will reverse the trend of declining harvests and increasing prices for farmers. 

We are currently developing a new product line of organic fertilizers that will be launched in the Kenyan market in 2013.

Role Description
Sanergy is looking to add an experienced Research & Development Field Trials Manager responsible for field trials of our agricultural products. 

This role will provide a varied experience with a high degree of influence and autonomy in a rapidly growing company as it launches new products into the market.
  • Planning, implementing and reporting on the execution of internal and third party Field Trials
  • Develop and manage research trials in the field, matching client requirements with trial sites and planning, preparing, marking out and organizing trials at suitable sites on farms.
  • Organize and interpret product tests of Sanergy agricultural products
  • Achieve necessary regulatory certification and registration for new agricultural products
  • Organize and interpret soil tests
  • Recommend fertilizer and chemical inputs in accordance with regulatory requirements locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Monitor field conditions, monitor and accurately record data generated, sample, assess and harvest the trials.
  • Provide specific recommendations to the growers either in the field or by an agreed method as soon as they are required.
  • Ensure compliance to all industry standards and internal quality systems, maintaining confidentiality and protocols.
  • Generate data and meet deadlines, and analyze, write and present reports.
  • Suggest improvements to support the development of business efficiencies
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Agronomy or closely related field or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years experience
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct field trials of agricultural inputs across multiple crop and soil types that will support marketing efforts with accurate and relevant observations and evaluations, while managing costs and staff.
  • Experience working with standards and certification agencies such as KEBS, Ministry of Agriculture, En-Cert, UTZ, Kenyan GAP etc.
  • A self-starter and critical thinker with attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and work with a high-degree of autonomy
  • Strong communication skills - verbal, written, and computer
  • Willingness to work in a variety of conditions including field and office.
What we offer
We offer an interesting and challenging position within a multicultural and dynamic start-up company, selling a product and service that makes a significant positive impact, and working with a highly motivated team who is passionate about the cause. 

If you are interested and believe you possess the necessary skills and background, please click here to apply online

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