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Kyagalanyi Coffee Jobs 2022 – Agronomy Coordinator (Agronomy)

Job Title: Agronomy Coordinator (Agronomy) – Kyagalanyi Coffee Jobs 2022

Organization: Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Location: Mt. Elgon Region

Reports to: Scheme Manager

 

 

Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd Profile:

Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. [KCL] is a member of the Volcafe group, the coffee division of ED&F Man. It is the oldest and largest coffee exporter in Uganda and the first to become ISO 9001:2008 certified. We buy Arabica and Robusta in all coffee producing regions and export about 15% of Uganda’s coffee production to over 30 consuming countries around the world. The company heavily invests in Uganda’s coffee infrastructure and people. Our quality-oriented business strategy aims to lift up the entire coffee sector and improve the quality perception of Ugandan Arabica and Robusta around the globe.

 

 

Job Summary:

The Agronomy Coordinator will supervise 3 FSO teams and report to the Scheme Manager. (S)he will also
be involved in the set up and roll out of the Nespresso cluster in the Mt. Elgon scheme. In this scheme,
Kyagalanyi supports Arabica farmers to sustainably increase coffee production and quality for its sustainable coffee.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities:

As an Agronomy Coordinator, you will be responsible for FSO staff including:

  • Team management, including delivery of targets
  • Monitoring team performance and building staff capacity
  • Coordinate internal inspections and contribute to external audit preparations
  • Coordinate certified coffee mobilisation and purchases and maintain traceability documentation
  • Coordinate collection of quality data in your areas, data entry and basic data analysis
  • Coordinate implementation of special projects in your areas

As an agronomy lead for the Mt. Elgon scheme, you will also have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality management of all demo plots, model farms and nurseries
  • Coordinate data collection in demo plots and model farms
  • Prepare budgets and manage accountabilities

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum qualification is a Bachelor in the field of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or Crop production
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a related field of work (certification, farmer support)
  • Proven knowledge of coffee farming & agronomy
  • Good understanding of the commercial aspect of coffee production
  • Proven capacity to manage a team and build their capacity
  • Practical experience with monitoring & reporting
  • Basic computer skills (Excel, Word)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Willingness and (physical) ability to work extensively in rural areas with farmers
  • Experience in riding a motorbike; possession of a valid riding license is an added advantage.

 

 

How To Apply for Kyagalanyi Coffee Jobs 2022

All interested candidates should send their online application letters and updated CVs with three referees to [email protected]. Please note that due to the high level of applications only successful candidates will be contacted and only online applications will be accepted.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and no fees should
be paid at all for applying for any roles at Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. All qualified applicants will receive equal
treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion, or belief, ethnic or national origin,
marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation
or any characteristic protected by local law. We also take reasonable steps to accommodate applicants
with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Deadline: 25th February 2022

 

 

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