Agronomist Job Careers - Duma Works

Job Title:               Agronomist
Organisation: Duma Works 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates. They are recruiting for a valuable client, one of the largest group of companies in Uganda that has ventured into various sectors of the economy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • First and foremost, agronomists experiment and plan studies to improve crop yields. They study a farm’s crop production in order to discern the best ways to plant, harvest, and cultivate the plants, regardless of the climate
  • It is also important for agronomists to develop methods to control weeds and pests to keep crops disease-free.
  • Agronomists relay their information in written form, making presentations and speeches as well as responding diplomatically to sensitive issues regarding their findings. Their ultimate goal is to work scientifically to produce the finest crops, on the most consistent basis that they can, in any situation
  • Conducting experiments or investigations in field-crop problems and develops new methods of growing crops to secure more efficient production, higher yield, and improved quality
  • Planning and carries out breeding studies at experiment stations or farms to develop and improve varieties of field crops, such as cotton, tobacco, or cereal with respect to characteristics, such as yield, quality, adaptation to specific soils or climates, and resistance to diseases and pests
  • May specialize in specific field crop, group of field crops, or specific agronomic problem

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Attainment of 100% preventive implemented to improve crop yields
  • Realization of 100% adherence to maintenance experiments or investigations in field-crop problems and develops new methods to control weeds and pests to keep crops disease-free
  • Realization of 100% adherence to employee’s trainings conducted in a given period
  • Attainment of 100% good and sound technical knowledge and precision
  • Realization of 10% to full attendance in the period
  • Attainment of 100% adherence to good behavior conducts while on duty.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should preferably hold relevant qualifications and experience

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to: with the subject line as “3305”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3305 Okedi Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

N.B: You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

Deadline: 30th April 2018

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