4 Jun 2016

Second Recruitment at Meru Greens (10 Positions)

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Meru Greens Horticulture EPZ Limited
Field Technical Advisors
10 Positions

Overall Purpose:
To co-ordinate the entire daily out grower fruits & vegetables operations in the allocated area geared at maximizing efficiency of available resources e.g. maximizing volumes from the out grower farmers and optimizing inputs while achieving 100% service levels. 


Key Performance Areas / Objectives
  • To drive the project’s production strategy and advising the field agronomist on the same.
  • To manage and Monitor the overall growing budgets in his area and reporting on the same.
  • To introduce and maintain a robust internal controls for out grower farmers in his area.
  • To achieve optimal utilization of provided inputs.
  • To ensure that out grower famers’ operations in his area adhere to projects policies, procedures and other relevant marketing standards.
Performance Standards / The job
  • Responsible for recruiting farmers and coordinating plantings, crop protection treatment, fertilizer usage & harvesting of fruits vegetables in his allocated area.
  • Carry out the implementation of food for all projects in the allocated area in liaison with county coordinator based at the county level in close consultation with the project coordinator.
  • Bring together the communities and stakeholders in the allocated area while serving as a linking and learning focal point in the area team.
  • Lead on pro-active and innovative outreach to the target groups and dissemination of information.
  • Regular communication with the team and in particular the area agronomists, the county coordinator and the project coordinator.
  • Support organization of food for all activities and events.
  • Mentor and provide agronomical advice to farmers.
  • Support capacity development and empowerment approaches.
  • Support allocated team in carrying out programs and accountability assessment.
  • Provide periodical reports to the area agronomist in a timely manner for proper feedback & implementation
  • Carrying out the farmers’ demos
Key Performance Indicators
  • Consistency and relevance of reports submitted
  • Level of farmers satisfaction including in his area
  • Harmony in total projects operations in his area
Attributes / Qualifications / Knowledge Required
  • Minimum certificate in agriculture/horticulture or certificate in the related field with 5 years experience.
  • Experience in small holder mobilization and production of diverse crops for minimum of three years preferably French beans and variety of tropical fruits.
  • Knowledgeable in global GAP standards especially for EU market.
  • Ability to work independently  and proceed with objectives without close supervision
  • Ability to communicate with the target communities in their local dialect is added advantage.
  • Knowledge of and affinity to social inclusion ,affirmative action, marginalization, lobby and advocacy
  • Excellent written and verbal English & Kiswahili
  • Valid riding license
  • Knowledgeable in global GAP standards especially for EU market.
  • Honesty and integrity

How to Apply

If you meet the qualifications above, and is interested in joining a highly performing team, please send your application, CV, academic and professional certificates & testimonials to [email protected] positions are urgent and applications need to reach the mentioned address by 9th June 2016.

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