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Junior Agronomist at Deko Integrated and Agro Processing Limited

Deko Integrated and Agro Processing Limited Nigeria is a producer and exporter of agricultural produce such as Sorghum, Cassava, Soybean, Cocoa, and many other agricultural products.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Junior Agronomist

Location: Benin City, Edo
Reporting Line: Manager
Starting Date: Immediately

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc / HND or MSc Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy, Crop Science, Crop Production or General Agriculture and experience in sustainable Cocoa production a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience in Farm management, Agribusiness, Extension, Rural livelihoods and development
  • Experience in managing field crop production on a large scale and must be able to take initiative and implement quality agronomy program
  • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Programming (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Good interpersonal relationship and must be culturally sensitive and relate well with different people of diverse cultural background.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team with team building spirit and meet up with deadlines.
  • Knowledge in production of other crop like Soybean, Cocoa, Sorghum and Maize.
  • Must be ready to learn, professional, flexible, and self-motivated and willing to reside in remote area and relocate if necessary.
  • Must be able to coordinate and manage farmers’ clusters or co-operatives in a contract farming scheme
  • Knowledge of crop production practices and experience in crop and soil management essential
  • Effective written or verbal communication skills
  • Must be hard-working, diligent, and able to work under pressure.

Job Competence:

  • Ability to monitor and supervise field workers, planting and harvesting operations and other management practices
  • Proficient in reporting and updating of field activities on the organization project management application for progress and milestones tracking
  • Coordinate and work closely with the manager, team lead and other member to achieve the set deliverables
  • Assist and work closely with the training officer to deliver capacity building trainings to farmers
  • Ability to take initiative and ensure established fields are free from pest and diseases by developing effective ways to control weeds, pest, and insects
  • Collecting soil and water samples for laboratory testing and assisting with irrigations schedules
  • Assisting with preparing budget for field operations, planning and management
  • Experience in the use of biopesticides or other biological methods and be familiar with integrated pest management.
  • Participate in the recruitment of field support staff or any other position needed by the team
  • Knowledge of Improving soil management practices and the use of biochar and organic manure in improving soil fertility and knowledge of organic farming production
  • Keeping detailed records of farm operations, contract farmers and input distribution
  • Managing crop production and provide technical backstopping to farmers
  • Perform any other duties/responsibilities as may be assigned by the team lead or the manager.

We offer competitive salary and demonstrate company’s commitment to building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds. 


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application (Cover Letter and Resume) to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail.


  • For any enquiry, contact by Phone call or WhatsApp +2349040848874

Application Deadline 31st January, 2022.

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