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Crop Protectionist Job in Kenya

Position: Crop Protectionist
Duty Station: Mombasa County 

A company in Mombasa is seeking a highly qualified and suitable candidate for the aforementioned position.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work together with Plant Protection Specialist to arrange properly all activities related to the Plant Protection department.
  • Performs proactive crop protection analysis and evaluation on a regular basis.
  • Evaluates current farming practices and makes recommendations based on the results of the evaluation for maximum crop production
  • Directs and coordinates worker activities related to chemical and fertilizer applications and record keeping.
  • Consults with the appropriate manager to ensure clarity of intent and clarity of desired outcomes.
  • Reads, interprets, and translates chemical labels to spray operators as needed. 
  • Monitors and oversees spray applications to ensure safety and accuracy.
  • Coordinates growing activities with the appropriate departments to ensure clarity of intent and clarity of desired outcomes.
  • Records information, such as farm management practices and production results.
  • Inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning. 
  • Recommends machinery, equipment and supplies necessary to operate the farm spray program.
  • Verifies operator knowledge of tasks and specifics of the operating and loading procedures. 
  • Provides appropriate training and education on the safe use and operation of equipment and spraying techniques. Ensures that each operator has appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).
  • Determines best customer source for chemicals, fertilizer, etc., based on knowledge and background in the industry.
  • Perform any other duties as may be directed.
Qualifications and Experience
  • B. Sc in Agriculture having specialized in Crop protection, Plant Pathology and/or Entomology
  • Ability to identify the scope of Agricultural Research Service in relation to crop protection
  • At least two years experience
  • Basic knowledge of Agriculture and its challenges in Kenya.
  • Understanding of pests and diseases of plants
  • Familiarity with agrochemicals, their kinds and trading styles in the country.
  • Knowledge of report writing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and Computer Knowledge of MS Office packages.
  • Able to work under pressure and as team member
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV ONLY to hr.pbsourcing@gmail.comindicating the Position as the Subject of the email.

Closing Date: 23rd Sept 2016  by 5.30pm

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