Agronomist Officer at Gabiro Agribusiness Hub (GAH) Ltd

By | December 12, 2019

JOB OPPORTUNITY

    1. Company Background

Gabiro Agribusiness Hub (GAH) Ltd Company is a fruit of a joint venture shaped between the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, majority shareholder with Netafim Ltd), an Israeli company that offers global leadership in the agricultural manufacturing industry. Both parties signed a Joint Venture-JV and Engineering Procurement and Construction-EPC agreements to initiate Gabiro commercial oriented irrigation Project Phase I (5600/16000 Ha). The project shall be implemented at Karangazi sector, in Nyagatare district. Phase II of the project shall follow upon the success of Phase I.

 

The project consists of setting up water infrastructures mainly a lined water canal for bulk water supply from Akagera river to multiple block units of arable land, main sedimentation tank of 120,000m3, construction of internal access and site connection roads, set up demonstration farms for both agriculture and dairy farming, set up community engagement platforms, community resettlement for the families living in command areas and construction of new electric power line. 30% of the total project area shall be allocated to the community use for both intensive livestock and agricultural production, while 70% shall be reserved for private agricultural investments. The project was analyzed to be both financially viable and technically feasible with positive economic outcomes.

 

In order to achieve its mission and objectives, GAH Ltd is seeking to recruit qualified, experienced and talented staff to fill the following vacant posts:

    1. Vacant positions

Job Title

Job requirements

Position/s

Main responsibilities

Agronomist Officer

 

Master’s Degree (MSc) in crop production, Agronomy, Agroforestry with 4 Years of working Experience in horticulture production, high-value crop commodities, seed processing, cash crop production and/or in farm extension services; or BSc in one of the above-mentioned fields with 8 years of working experience in a related field.

Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required

    • Deep understanding of agro-ecological features in Rwanda,
    • Experience in organizing, conducting and facilitation of the meetings, round tables, training, focus group discussion and community mobilization events,
    • Deep understanding in various crop commodity handling processes (pest control, fertilizer application, seed handling, farm mechanization, harvest process, post-harvest, and handing,…),
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a result-oriented environment,
    • Ability to formulate a convincing training methodology,
    • Computer literacy especially in Microsoft office,
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
    • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential, English and/or French fluency is also required,

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    • Implement farming practices that are environmentally sustainable in the project irrigated lands,
    • Select and implement crop enterprises with a suitable cropping calendar that meets the soil, water, and market needs.
    • Plan, coordinate and execute on farming activities against clear budgets,
    • Develop and execute a clear pest and disease management tools and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on crop production and profitability,
    • With the help of grassroots administration in the project area, make farmers sensitive to organize themselves in producer s groups,
    • Establish and oversee irrigation demo-plots to showcase techniques of high crop productivity and train the farmers on the new agricultural techniques in the framework of increasing productivity,
    • Assist the farmers to access clean and improved seeds, fertilizers and putting in place a simple mechanism to access them,
    • Conduct experiments or investigations in field-crop problems and develops new methods of growing crops to secure more efficient production, higher yield, and improved quality;
  • Help the farmers to market their yield production,

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