Fresher Crop Survey Officer Job Careers - Zoe Recruitment

Job Title:           Crop Survey Officer 
Organisation: Zoe Recruitment
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Zoe Recruitment is an HR consultancy company that exists to contribute to the transformation of productivity and work ethic, by linking talent to business/organizations, and placing people right. At Zoe we believe this then forms the foundation for sustainable business and on a larger scale, economic growth. Zoe would like to recruit for a valuable client in the coffee industry.

Job Summary: The Crop Survey Officer will primarily carry out Crop Production (Supply and Demand) Analysis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Collect all production related information including yields, acreages, costs of production, pests and disease levels
·         Structure and analyze all relevant coffee supply data
·         Conduct field work through crop surveys and regular farm visit
·         Structure, consolidate and analyze all relevant crop survey data
·         Provide sound analysis and ensure efficient and timely communication with analysts
·         Coffee weather monitoring and forecasting
·         Ensure close stakeholder linkage and feedback
·         Orient, train, and assign duties to assistants and other company employees as needed
·         Overall supervision and evaluation of performance of duties
·         Approve work schedules and leave requests
·         Ensure professional conduct and overall adherence to work ethics by junior staff

Key Results:
·         Properly designed crop surveys and follow up visits
·         Timely and sound crop and scenario analysis
·         Good communication with the team
·         On time, relevant, complete and accurate data collection and reporting
·         Valuable recommendations for purchase decision making

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, agronomy
·         At least two years in the commodity industry, International exposure
·         Computer literacy skills
·         Articulate research findings from fundamental market analysis
·         Support overall research functions with market data and insights
·         Knowledge of agronomic practices and techniques
·         Able to create and develop resourceful ideas and solutions, to improve and process, information in area of work
·         Customer focus - Build close relationships with stakeholders and ensure alignment
·         Proactive in driving processes and tasks to achieve results.
·         Ability to work with people
·         Able to work in a multicultural environment
·         Strong team orientation as key to factor access
·         Task ownership and responsibility of own decisions and actions
·         Organised methodical and structured working approach
·         Able to prioritize tasks, follow up, meet deadlines and manage expectations.
·         Open minded with positive attitude towards change
·         Ability to work under stress and respond to tight deadlines
·         Understanding of commodity crop cycles and the key drivers of production
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to explain agronomic findings to a lay audience
·         Language Proficiency: Perfect spoken English, and the language of the area of operation

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through Zoe’s e-recruitment portal at the link below together with:
  • Attached copies of all academic qualifications (transcripts and certificates);
  • Detailed CVs and daytime mobile telephone numbers;
  • Three work references and or/academic references;

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