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Pyrethrum Commercial Farming Development Officer Job Iringa at Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania | Deadline: 22nd October, 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA TANZANIA
Pyrethrum Commercial Farming Development Officer Location: Iringa, Tanzania
PCT owns and operates a pyrethrum processing factory in Mafinga,
Mufindi District, Iringa region, Tanzania; and is in the Pyrethrum
business including pyrethrum farming and processing, in Tanzania and is a
subsidiary of McLaughlin Gormley King Company (MGK), a leading global
producer and marketer for Pyrethrum products. PCT is seeking to fill the
position of Pyrethrum Commercial Farming Development Officer reporting
to the Chief Operating Officer. Read Also: NEW TANZANIAN JOBS OPPORUNITIES (300+ POSTS)
The primary purpose:
The primary purpose of this position is to support and
develop emerging commercial farmers in to grow pyrethrum in accordance with
best practices in growing, harvesting and drying pyrethrum in order to maximize
yield and quality of pyrethrum and to offer training and support in farm administration
Scope and Impact:
The pyrethrum commercial farming development officer will
contribute to the development of the farming community by helping farmers to increase
pyrethrum productivity in order to maximize income earned from pyrethrum
production. The pyrethrum commercial farming development officer will ensure
that he/she also scales up PCT programs to expand commercial pyrethrum farming,
in the area.
Recruit and develop new commercial pyrethrum farmers in
Provide professional agronomic and financial advice to
Train farmers in record keeping and the development of farm
plans and budgets.
Identify and develop areas with potential to grow pyrethrum
and encourage commercial pyrethrum growing in those areas.
Assist farmers with input financing applications.
Report to PCT management on areas of improvement for success
of commercial farming.
Introduce productivity improving crop husbandry technologies
and support farmers in the adoption of these technologies.
Collaborate with field extension staff, researchers and
government institutions to improve commercial pyrethrum farming
Minimum Required: A Bachelor's degree holder in Agriculture
Economics and Agribusiness from a recognized institution. Knowledge/experience in
agronomy and/or crop husbandry is of added advantage.
Minimum Required: At least 1 year experience working with
small holder/commercial farmers on improved agricultural technologies. Age Not more
than 30 years old
Must possess a clean driving license, and must be trained
with the ability to safely ride a motorcycle, including in rural areas and on
non-paved roads. Ready to work and live in remote areas as well as ready to
work long hours and on emergency field cases.
Skill Specialized skills/Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
Superior customer service skills and a high level of
discretion with confidential and sensitive information;
High level of diplomacy required with the ability to manage
relationships in a positive manner;
Excellent knowledge of agronomy and agribusiness,
Critical thinker and fast learner and ability to help
farmers, local leaders, and other stakeholders in the assigned area in their
decision to join the commercial program;
Able to troubleshoot problems, whilst also identifying
issues which need to be escalated;
Exceptional work ethic and attention to detail;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including
strong written and verbal communication with ability to articulate issues
Fluent in Kiswahili, with good command in English language
to participate in meeting and communicate with supervisors
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel etc.)
PCT maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.
Our Equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment,
including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions,
transfers, job benefits and terminations.
Please email your cover letter and resume in English, including your salary expectations, to Human Resources Manager. Email: [email protected]
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged reception of their applications.
Application closing date: Monday 22, October 2018 Source: The Guardian 10th October, 2018.