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Agricultural Jobs in Sotik, Kenya

A leading public agribusiness company is seeking to recruit qualified, dedicated and self-motivated persons to fill the following positions, to be based at its Tea Division in Sotik, Kenya.

1. Agricultural Extension Officer

Reporting to the Group Estates Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing outgrowers towards the attainment of specific tea certification standards and monitoring to ensure maintenance of the said standards.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring tea out growers farm level practices;
  • Educating tea growers on good agronomical and farm management practices;
  • Training and implementing standards as required by the various certification bodies;
  • Handling out growers concerns and queries;
  • Advocating for quality tea production and proper handling from farm to factory; and planning for, preparing and facilitating periodic meetings with the growers.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or related field.
  • Diploma in Field Management.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Computer Literate.
  • High levels of integrity, strong management/interpersonal skills and analytical skills.
  • Valid driving licence is essential. (Endorsed for both motor car and motorcycle).
2. Network Administrator

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for handling day-to-day operation of computer networks including Hardware and Software, Training and special projects at estate level.

Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for overall operations of the IT section;
  • Coordinating day-to-day data capture into the systems;
  • Providing day-to-day hardware and software support to the users. This includes preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance;
  • Comprehensive maintenance of backup and recovery procedures;
  • Providing support for e-mail and messaging;
  • Providing network support;
  • Offer / Provide telecommunication support;
  • Providing training on IT systems;
  • Carrying out monthly routines for accounts and reporting purposes;
  • Liaising with the Systems Administrator at Sasini Head Office on replacement and repairs of computer equipment and any other systems matters.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Holder of Bachelors degree in IT.
  • Certificate in MCSE & CCNA will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2-3 years sales experience.
  • Prior working knowledge on ERP System.
  • High levels of integrity, Team Player and good customer service skills.
Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications and CVs stating daytime telephone contact and expected salary through the voucher /DNA number shown below to be received by 20th April 2012.

P.O. Box 49010-00100, GPO

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