Graduate Trainee Jobs Uganda – Agronomy Intern

Job Title: Agronomy Intern – Graduate Trainee Jobs Uganda

Location: Nwoya District, Northern Uganda
Salary: Negotiable based on qualifications and skills
Starting Date: ASAP

About us:

Graduate Trainee Jobs Uganda : Amatheon Agri Uganda Ltd is a subsidiary of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. a German based agribusiness and food company developing and operating sustainable businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon Agri Uganda Ltd is seeking a self-motivated, innovative individual to take on the position of Agronomy Intern at the company‘s 5000ha farm in Nwoya, northern Uganda

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Being an active part of the team, disciplined, structured, willing and able to take over responsibility. You will assist operations management.
  2. Being able to plan test trials, to prepare a scouting program for the agricultural season dependent on the requirements of specific crops
  3. Conduct trials on different crops according to presented and agreed plan, including seeding, cultivating, spraying, weeding, and harvesting.
  4. Undertake systematic crop scouting on the company’s vast farms to identify pests, diseases and other effects of vagaries of weather on crops.
  5. Establish and maintain test plots by examining the effects of seed treatment, agricultural chemicals and fertilizers.
  6. Manage casual laborers on the trial blocks and ensuring costs are kept low.
  7. Assist in the conduct of field marking and mapping.
  8. Monitor seed placement, seed spacing during planting operations and seed evaluation
  9. Compile data and submit reports on crop health to the Farm Operations Manager

Required skills and experience

  1. A minimum of a Diploma in crop production
  2. A Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or its equivalent an added advantage.
  3. Experience running crop trials
  4. Demonstrated hands on experience in crop research and development.
  5. Fluent reading, writing, and speaking English
  6. Possession of a valid riding licence class ‘A
  7. Computer literacy skills in Ms word, Ms Excel, and Internet
  8. Must be assertive but diplomatic
  9. Mature with high degree of integrity
  10. Ability to manage a diverse team

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the requirements of the above position should send a cover letter and resume only including address, daytime telephone contact and three referees to Career.AAU@amatheon-agri.com

Deadline: Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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