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Cassava Agronomist at 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: Cassava Agronomist

Location: Ogun, Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Job Summary

  • Establish and manage all cassava agribusiness matters including seedling nursery, transplanting, irrigation, fertilization, disease detection and prevention, weed management and related activities.
  • Train selected candidates on all cassava 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 15 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 cassava 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.

Behavioral 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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