Research & Development Officer Job Careers – Xclusive Uganda


Job Title:    Research & Development

Organisation: Xclusive

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Business
Development Director.


About US:

Xclusive Uganda is a group of horticulture companies with approximately
500 employees, based between Gayaza and Zirobwe. We are known for our
innovative way of working, care for our employees and the community around us
and for our flat organizational structure where we achieve things together.


Job Summary:  We are
looking for a Research & Development Officer. Do you have knowledge of
research concepts, and practices in horticulture? Are you result oriented, pays
attention to details and focus on quality? Do you recognize yourself in our
core values? Are you creative? Are you a team player? We are looking for you! We
offer an interesting job with a lot of responsibility and autonomy in which you
are to generate knowledge, systems and conditions so that production department
can raise efficiency and effectiveness in maintaining crops and taking
production to a higher level of quality and quantity.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Measure, analyses and make a follow up on the
inner quality of cuttings and then develop the growing strategies in order to
give the production department the options to meet the highest quality.

·       Developing and evaluating growing strategies
(fertilizers, water, light application & crop maintenance) to improve
production per square meter and inner quality.

·       Searching for and developing a better way to
have strong, healthy and clean crops. Going away from chemicals towards IPM
(biological). Identifying pests and diseases where production doubts.
Evaluating crop plans. Defining, controlling & evaluating the right
procedures & systems. Developing & maintaining strict hygiene

·       Locating, preparing, packaging, labeling and
sending samples to the laboratories (local or abroad) for analysis as
necessitated by production team or growing consultants.

·       Making sure routine and other data is well
recorded analyzed and adds comments. This includes but not limited to; – pulse
data, chlorophyll content index, percentage dry matter, performance trials,
analysis results from the laboratory, and any other trials that may come up.


Qualifications, Skills and

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in horticulture, Agronomy

·       Good expression in English and Luganda

·       Experience in research environment

·       Our
core values are
: Quality,
Integrity, Ownership, Collaboration, Sustainable and Innovative


Behavioral competencies:

·       Multitasked

·       Problem Analysis

·       Attention to Detail


How to Apply:

Do you think you are the right fit? Then send your Curriculum Vitae,
including a motivation letter to the HR Manager:


Deadline: 19th February 2021.


NB: If not contacted you can consider your
application as unsuccessful. Applications without a motivation letter will not
be considered.


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