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Olivado EPZ Ltd

Job Vacancy: Field Officer
(2 Positions)
Olivado EPZ Limited is an agribusiness company involved in the processing of avocado oil and also export of fresh avocados from contracted farmers.
We are looking for a qualified Field Officer who will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Recruiting of farmers into Olivado programme.
·         Internal audit of farmers and follow-up on sanctions to the farmers.
·         Establish crop projections.
·         Provide technical advice to farmers as per the Organic/Fair Trade/Global GAP standards.
·         Ensure and maintain good relations between farmers and the company.
·         Train the farmers on Integrated pest management and integrated crop management and other areas of the quality management system
·         Ensure the effective operation and functioning of the IMS in the field.
·         Provide the Field Operations Manager with weekly reports on production and other matters as outlined in the Internal Management System.
·         Prepare and submit all records and documents as required by the Olivado Internal Management System in a timely manner.
·         To keep abreast of developments, issues and legislative changes pertaining to the sectors in which audits are carried out.
·         Other duties assigned by the field operations manager.
Job Specification:
·         Degree or Diploma in Agriculture or related discipline with a bias to fruit and vegetable production
·         Two-year experience in the production of horticultural crops in a smallholder scheme or exporter out grower scheme
·         Excellent Kiswahili and English reading, writing and speaking skills.
·         Technical report writing skills.
·         Ability to work under minimal supervision.
·         Ability to work independently and within a team
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