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.
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.