Yara East Africa Ltd – Agronomist.

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We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world’s key challenges – resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

Yara East Africa Ltd is as subsidiary of Yara International ASA , a world’s leading fertilizer company and a provider of environmental solutions. Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfill our vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected. We provide growers with key knowledge and best practices to sustainably improve their crop yields, quality, and profitability.

Yara East Africa has been in operation in Kenya for the past 24 years; importing and distributing fertilizer to farmers. Yara has also developed crop specific fertilizers (YaraMila, YaraBela, YaraLiva and YaraVita) crop programs to supply complete balanced crop nutrition for a wide range of arable, horticultural, grassland, fruit and forage crops and as well as offering capacity building programs to farmers.

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct  commercial  and scalable scientific fertilizer  trials with local and regional  agricultural research organization  to establish new information on the effectiveness of Yara fertilizers.
  2. Develop  fertilizer treatments and  application protocol.
  3. Interpret  soil analysis reports and offer appropriate fertilizer recommendation .
  4. Follow up partnerships  projects with Agricultural Institutions.
  5. Frequent visit to commercial farms to assess their current nutrient status and build  crop specific fertilizer programs to maximize yield and quality.
  6. Drive  and consolidate quality fertilizer demonstrations results data conducted by the Sales Agronomists.
  7. Package fertilizer demonstration  results into powerful agronomic marketing tools to support Sales.

Profile

University degree in Agronomy or related field.

Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in agronomy  within a research oriented organization

Good working knowledge of the relevant local or regional fertilizer and environmental regulations and legislation.

Fluent in English and Kiswahili languages

Conversant with microsoft office applications 

Additional Information

Applicant should have a valid vehicle drivers licence.

Open to travel extensively within Kenya Regions.

Contact details

Narindwa Shaidi: Regional HR Manager

Kefa Maranga Makori: Regional Agronomist, East Africa

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Apply no later than

31st December 2020

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as one of our top 7 strategic actions and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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