Farmer Relationship Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Farmer Relationship Officer

Kentegra Pyrethrum Company Limited located in Nakuru is looking for a Farmer Relationship Officer for its team.

The overall responsibility for this role is recruiting, retaining, training and providing linkages with our farmers.

The duties for this position include and are not limited to:-

• Farmer mobilization, vetting, recruitment and contracting in designated pyrethrum growing regions and zones with an aim to meet the set targets for farmer numbers and acreage.
• Provision of technical advice and training on pyrethrum growing from land preparation, planting, weeding, flower harvesting, post-harvest handling (drying & storage) and transportation.
• Supporting, coordinating and managing and planting materials for distribution.
• Ensuring traceability of all contracted farmers through field inspections.
• Carrying out regular field inspections to ensure the planting materials issued to farmers are sown are well established, and are well managed as per set guidelines up to harvest.
• Undertaking annual PPI surveys for all contracted farmers in the zone.
• Mobilizing and planning training meetings for line managers (Regional, Administration, Training, Production and Field Operations)
• Training and supporting farmers on good agronomic practices as per the set training syllabus, scheme of work and lesson plans
• Ensuring farmers are well trained on minimum flower quality standards to realize a high Pyrethrin content for better dry flower prices and high farmer retention.
• Fostering good working relationships with key local stakeholders such as local administration, agricultural officers, opinion leaders etc.
• Communicating farmer feedback and/ complaints to the immediate supervisors in a timely manner and provide issue resolution feedback to farmers as required.
• Training on soil testing and collection of the samples from farmers and ensuring they adhere to the recommendations given to improve their soils.
• Supporting flower purchases in the respective zones and ensuring 100% farmer attendance and immediate follow ups on farmers who missed to bring their produce.
• Directly Responsible for all contracted farmers’ loss of produce and ineffectiveness in taking good care of their farms.

Qualifications and work experience required for this role:-

• Diploma or Degree in any agriculture related field from an accredited institution.
• At least 2 years hands on work experience with small holder farmers.
• Proven experience in farmer training programs.
• Excellent Interpersonal and Communication skills.
• Proficiency in computer and database skills with keen interest to Ms Office packages and familiarity with field data collection tools and systems
• Experience in reporting skills
• Outstanding strategic, analytical, creative and presentation skills
• Excellent decision making and organisational skills.
• Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
• Mature and self-driven.
• Have a valid 2 year old motorcycle Driving License.

Please apply only if you fulfill the above credentials. Send your application as one word/pdf document with the title Farmer Relationship Officer to by 10th November 2023.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.