Commercial horticulturalist - amatheon agri (u) limited

Job Summary

Amatheon Agri (U) Ltd is looking to recruit a Commercial Horticulturalist to be station is Nwoya district, Uganda.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Title: Commercial Horticulturalist

Organization: Amatheon Agri (U) Limited

Duty Station:  Nwoya District, Uganda


Job Description:

Ø  Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction,

training and motivation for the horticultural team.

Ø  Is a hands-on leader, actively working in the daily horticultural tasks in the gardens

Ø  Works with garden team developing long-term productive relationships and growing the size of the program overtime

Ø  Manages and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all gardens to include sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management

Ø  Establishes and oversees a systematic plant records policy

Ø  Overseeing the cultivation and maintenance of plants and crops

Ø  Directly supervise 5-10 casual workers on a daily basis

Ø  Managing weed/pest/disease control programmes

Ø  Organizing and planning horticultural trials

Ø  Analysing horticultural yields, operational costs and financial returns in liaison with the supervisor and the Finance team.

Ø  Marketing and selling the produced crops.

Ø  The position reports to the Farm Manager



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·      The candidate should hold a good diploma in Horticulture, Agriculture, Crop production, or a related field.

·      At least 2 years’ hands-on extensive agricultural experience in vegetable production.

·      Should be able to work long hours with minimum supervision in a challenging setup.

·      Excellent command of both spoken and written English

·      Highly motivated and ready to train the vegetable production team.

 

How to Apply: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates that know they meet the above criteria should send their CV, cover letter and salary expectations, plus addresses of three (3) referees to: The Human Resources Manager, Amatheon Agri -Uganda; or send via E-mail to: Career.AAU@amatheon-agri.com

Whereas we appreciate your interest to join Amatheon Agri -Uganda, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 14th September 2018

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