Job - HEAD OF AGRONOMY - UGANDA
HEAD OF AGRONOMY - UGANDA
Agronomic Production , Kampala, Uganda

A special opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to manage the country agronomy operations achieving yield and quality targets in line with leaf production policies and procedures. Tobacco and agronomic production experience is essential. Attractive expat package on offer for the right candidate

Position Published
3 May 2019
Position Updated
10 May 2019
Applications Received
59 Applications
Talent Search
In Progress
Shortlist Pending
1 Shortlisted
Interviews Pending
0 Interviewed
Job Offer Pending
35% Complete
35%
3 May
23443
Applications Received
Search In Progress
Shortlist Pending
Interviews Pending
Job Offer Pending
59 Applications
1 Candidates Shortlisted
0 Candidates Interviewed
35% Complete
Job Specification
Reporting Structure
Reporting To
Managing Director / Regional Managing Director
Supervision Of
Leaf Growing Manager / Production Manager / Operations Controller / Sustainability Coordinator
Interacts With
Forest Technician / Leaf Technician / Data Collectors
Job Description
Evaluates and reviews the overall requirements and human resources, technology and time frames for Agronomy Operations annually .
Translates and devolves the long term plan into the annual operating plan for Agronomy for approval of the Directors and for inclusion into the Annual Operating Plan.
Checks and monitors the implementation of the budget through the Section Heads, reviews monthly expense reports to identify budget variances and takes appropriate action.
Authorizes and approves payments towards service providers and contractors based on quotes and prevailing costs.
Monthly Customer Crop reports submitted to the Managing Director and Regional Office for approval and onward transmission to the Customer.
Builds and maintains relations with Agronomy staff in other Companies (such as LTC and UTS) to ensure sustainable tobacco production.
Oversees the achievement of preset targets and timings for the logistics movements and extraction of green tobacco, and ensures the requisite payment of the above to the farmers.
Manages the field implementation and training of the Leaf Technicians for the use data capture via GMS.
Collects, dispatches and monitors crop samples for CPA testing and compliance via ALERT
Promotes and updates awareness on environmental issues and programs (for example STP Programme)
Monitors the establishment of woodlots with the Forestry Officer.
Candidate Specification
Experience
8 years
Education Level
Degree
Qualifications
Degree in Agriculture, Environment and Natural Sciences from a recognized Tertiary Institute
Software
MS Office
Equipment
Laptop
Knowledge Of
Tobacco production Agronomic expertise Budgeting and financial control Government / SRTP / farmer / Customer and stakeholder relationships and the impact to AOU
Skills To
Lead A Team,
Ability To
Plan and Organise work on a monthly, quarterly, bi annual and annual basis
Personality
Innovative, Strong Interpersonal skills and results orientated
Other
Tobacco and agronomic production experience / Member of relevant Environmental/Agronomy/Agricultural Association
Organisation
Industry
Agronomic Production
Culture
Organisation/Community
Gender Profile
Mixed
Age Profile
Between 30 and 55 years of age
Terms And Conditions
Employment
Permanent
Location
Kampala, Uganda
Remuneration
Negotiable
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