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Agronomy Technician

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Role Mission: Using scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles to proffer solution to agronomy problems and improve processes. Role Goal: Implement best agronomic practices and perform R&D to increase yields using precision and sustainability.

Other Responsibilities:

 Perform trials and experiments and plan studies to improve crop yields.

 Take and analyze soil samples. Study, assess and evaluate soil chemistry and soil testing check for EC and pH values, microbes, soil constituents and the nutrients level.

 Take and analyze water samples.

 Take and anaylyze plant tissue samples.

 Test and analyze fertilizer so that the company maintains the highest quality inputs.

 Implement seasonal work schedules based on fertilizer regimen, chemical regimen, and general cultural practices for field representatives.

 Work with fertilizer, seed, chemical, and all input companies to procure the highest quality products that maximize profitability and production for the company.

 Use the trialing and data to educate the team on best practices and ensure standards are maintained on providing professional, best-in-class service to member farmers. Share the agronomic studies and agronomic recommendations with all departments as it pertains to their success.

 Collection of weather data and reporting.

 Collect physiological timelines, growth, and characteristic data of all crops.

 Implement the companies farm quality assurance and farm quality control programs.

 Develop innovative research-based techniques in agronomist functions and programs.

 Scout fields and make agronomic decisions that are best for the crop and the company.

 Collect data, monitor and evaluate, and maintain an extensive database of all TJ crops and experiments/trials.

 Monitor experiments, collect agronomic data, and make agronomic reports at the management’s request.

 Contribute to project M&E activities, including designing of monitoring tools, regular fieldwork to collect monitoring data, and preparation of monitoring reports.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job:

 Bachelor degree in agronomy, agricultural sciences, crop production, plant biology, biology, chemistry, or any other related field. A master's degree is an added advantage.

 Experience quantitative and qualitative data and data analysis

 Strong written and oral communication skills in English;

 Strong organizational and planning skills;

 Experience in writing reports and communicating scientific topics to laypeople;

 Willingness and ability to work under tight timelines, and flexibility to engage in multiple projects;

 Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision in a rough and unfavorable environment.

 Experience and ability to work in multicultural settings;

 Must prove they are proficient in Excel. Additional Qualifications and Experience That Will Set You Apart

 Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Excellent knowledge of Good Agronomy Practice (GAP) and delivery systems in rural areas.

 Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to develop and maintain relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.

 Proficiency computer knowledge as well as strong Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word capabilities will have an advantage.

 Fluency in Hausa


Expected Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

 Strong interpersonal and effective verbal and written communication skills

 Stamina to work round the clock during peak farming periods

 Curiosity, critical thinking, and a demonstrated interest to learn,

 Demonstrated behavior of professional and personal ethics, transparency and openness.

 Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders.

 Strong management, coaching, and conflict-resolution skills.

 Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to stick to schedule.


Renumeration: Salary is commensurate to experience within the range of industry standards. A  communication allowance, pension and health insurance are included, and an annual performance-based bonus may be awarded at the discretion of the executive management team. Please note that adequate security is provided to the whole Tomato Jos team.


Role Mission: Using scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles to proffer solution to agronomy problems and improve processes.


Role Goal: Implement best agronomic practices and perform R&D to increase yields using precision and sustainability.


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