19 May 2023

Field Officer at Maramba Tea Factory Ltd

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Job Description

The Factory seeks to fill a vacant position in the Field Services Department. Qualified Internal and External candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.



Reporting to Field Services Manager, the jobholder will be responsible for efficient and effective provision of extension technical advice on tea cultivation to farmers to support their tea production, green leaf quality, optimized farm production   and environmental conservation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of green leaf quality received on day to day basis
  • Educating farmers on the plucking methods and tea husbandry practices.
  • Conducting demonstration on crop production operations at the farms assigned.
  • Training farmers on the applications of chemicals and fertilizer at their individual farms.
  • Ensuring plucked leaf quality and handling is to the Company’s standards.
  • Assisting farmers in planting quality tea plants and carrying out census of plant population.
  • Preparing farm visits, writing field reports and routine monthly reports.
  • Training farmers on the effective management of the established nurseries.
  • Ensuring proper utilization of assigned resources.
  • Observing and complying with the health and safety legal regulation measures.
  • Overseeing green leaf inspection in a bid to achieve desired quality standards.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relations with green leaf suppliers and assisting in grievance handling mechanisms.
  • Responsible for coordination of the factory’s tree nursery.
  • Assisting in recruiting of new farmers in line with company policies.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of ongoing tea factory and farms certification programs.
  • Updating departmental records and ensuring safekeeping.
  • Carry out assigned projects, programs and work plans being undertaken in the department/Factory.
  • Performing any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

Minimum Qualifications & Experiences:

  • KCSE C (Minimum)
  • Sc. degree in Agricultural extension, Agronomy or Horticulture, Agriculture or related and relevant fields.
  • A minimum with five (5) years’ relevant work experience in tea farms industry.

Professional qualifications:

  • Farm Management training
  • Proficiency in Computer packages
  • Driving License for motorbike and/or vehicle

Skills and Attributes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in tea farm management, extension service and agronomic practices.
  • Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice.
  • Must demonstrate ability to execute work assigned with minimum supervision.
  • Must be a team player who is able to work cordially with farmers and factory teams.
  • Must demonstrate ability to multitask.
  • Should have ability to solve problems by applying relevant knowledge.
  • Must have the ability to communicate for both written and oral knowledge.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve goals.
  • Must be able to deliver targets, and a good planner who pays attention to details.
  • Desirable Knowledge of Quality & Food Safety Management systems will be an added advantage

Method of Application

Interested qualified candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, daytime telephone contacts, current gross salary, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant professional and academic certificates and testimonials to be received before 3rd June 2023 addressed to the:

Human Resource Officer
Maramba Tea Factory Ltd
P.o. Box 1412-00217

Tel: 0202116393
Email address: [email protected]


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