Vegetable Agronomist

August 1, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Riparian Farming Limited (RFL) - Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM HoldCo)

Riparian Farming Limited (RFL), a subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM HoldCo.), is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Vegetable Agronomist
Location: Ogun, Nigeria
Job type: Full time
Job Objectives

Establish and manage all vegetables and fruits agribusiness (V&F) matters including seedling nursery, transplanting, irrigation, fertilization, disease detection and prevention, weed management and related activities.
Train selected candidates on all V&F matters including seedling nursery, transplanting, irrigation, fertilization, disease detection and prevention, weed management and related activities.
Deliver agreed revenue, cash-flow and profit targets as set out in the business plan from time-to-time.

Duties & Responsibilities

Follow strict management, operational and monitoring programmes w.r.t. the seedling nursery, irrigation, fertilization, disease detection and prevention, weed management and related matters.
Execution and monitoring the performance of his direct area of responsibility on an ongoing basis against approved programmes and budgets.
Maintain compliance with ARM rules and procedures and to maintain compliance with regulatory statutes and authorities.

Requirements
Education:

Applicable Academic certifications in fields such as Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Science etc.
Additional vocational qualification in fresh vegetable crop production will be an advantage.

Work Experience:

Minimum of 10 years’ extensive experience in practical large-scale commercial vegetables and fruits agribusiness operations across Sub-Saharan Africa especially Nigeria or similar economies.
Demonstrated expertise in intensive V&F production systems in line with approved plans.

Technical Competencies:

Extensive knowledge of all facets of medium to large scale irrigated and mechanized commercial vegetables and fruits agribusiness, including but not limited to:

Bush clearing
Land preparation
Seedling production
Irrigated vegetable crop production
Rainfed vegetable crop and pasture production

Operations Management
Project Management
Farm Record Keeping

Behavioural Competencies:

Analytical Thinking
Result Orientation
Problem Solving / Entrepreneurship
Intercultural Competence
Relationship Building for Influence
Effective Communication
Ability to work well under pressure
Strong organizational skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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