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Employment Opportunities at Tomato Jos Farming & Processing

Tomato Jos is a private equity backed, fast-growing social enterprise located in Kaduna, Nigeria, that believes in the power of local production for local consumption. Our company aims to supply 10% of the processed tomato market in Nigeria within the next 5 years, sourcing tomatoes from smallholder farmers within our network and making high-quality branded consumer products for Nigeria and West Africa. We currently work with farmers in the Kaduna area, and we are building a tomato processing facility that will be commissioned in early 2021, which will enable us to make value-add tomato products, including tomato paste and Tomato mix. Tomato Jos has four key values:

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Extension Officer

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: Full-time

Duties

  • Conduct surveys and collect a range of data regularly from farmers and farms.
  • Track farmer progress throughout the season and provide extension support and advice.
  • Coordinate input distribution to Smallholder Farmers.
  • Monitoring to ensure farmers strict adhere to TJ best agronomic practices.
  • Work with other teams to coordinate smallholder activities such as straining, input distribution, harvest, and profit payments.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly activity reports.
  • Support the smallholder team in the expansion of the program through the recruitment, onboarding, and management of farmer groups across Kaduna State, and immediate environs.
  • Support the development and delivery of a comprehensive training program for smallholder farmers and farmer groups.
  • Provide regular reports to management through the team lead.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job

  • Must be a graduate from Agriculture Science, Agric Extension, Biology, Rural Sociology, Agricultural Economics, or any other related discipline.
  • Minimum of 1-year farming related work experience.
  • Passion for agricultural development, especially in northern Nigeria.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to complex, evolving work conditions and environments.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Tomato Jos.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be fluent in Hausa language.

 

Job Title: Senior Farm Operations Operator

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Possess experience in operating a variety of heavy equipment for land clearing and expansions such as bull dozer, excavators, backhoes and tractors fitted with GPS devices.
  • Coordinate a daily scheduled operation of all the equipment’s in the unit, inspect, troubleshoot and resolve operational issues
  • Operate a tractor to disc harrow a field, pull beds, make drainages, spread manure, level fields, roads and pull a variety of farm implements.
  • Perform routine inspections, documentation and maintenance on equipment’s; reports defects and repairs to maintenance department
  • Conduct formal on-the spot training on equipment operation, maintenance and safety procedures
  • Train both new and old staff on equipment operations and safety procedures
  • Accurately document daily work activities and diesel consumption for all equipment’s in the unit
  • Track and keep accurate record of all equipment request by other department or organizations from the unit
  • Perform standby duty, during non-duty hours, as assigned
  • Transport heavy equipment’s to various sites or locations.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should possess an OND / Bachelor’s Degree / HND qualification with 2 – 6 years work experience.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs@tomatojos.net using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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