14 Nov 2022

Extension Officer at AB InBev

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Job Description


Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world’s most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.

The key purpose of this role is to oversee proper contract of farmers for barley production in the zone to ensure supply of good quality barley to the Malting Plant Oversee barley research trials planted in the farm. Transfer research findings to barley farmers

Key outputs and responsibilities:

Barley Farmer Contracting

Ensure the barley farming campaign and registration is done on time.
Ensure barley farmers are legally contracted and sign contract forms

Barley Farmer Contracting

Ensure that land preparation is carried out as per recommended practice
Ensure soil and moisture conservation practices are observed and carried out by farmers

Timely Supply of Inputs

Identify the acreage and corresponding quantities of inputs that will suffice your area of operation.
Ensure seed and agro-chemicals are supplied on time

Distribution of Inputs

Monitor and book the distribution of inputs to contracted individual farmers
Ensure correct chemicals and quantities are requested and supplied

Oversee and Monitor Planting Operation

Advise farmers the importance of timely planting of barley
Ensure that planting is done as per operational calendar (on time) and that correct seed rate is used
Ensure that only seed supplied by TBL is planted and NOT other e.g. kept seed ex-harvest

Pesticide Application

Advise farmers on proper spraying of chemicals as per operational calendar and recommendations
Ensure that herbicide, fungicide and insecticides are timely applied at the correct time, correct rate, correct calibrated equipment.

Barley Farmer Contracting

Ensure that land preparation is carried out as per recommended practice
Ensure soil and moisture conservation practices are observed and carried out by farmers

Crop Monitoring

Monitor the crop throughout the entire growth period.
Use field monitoring document to fill all the required including number of visits, operation, advise given , acreages planted so far.
In case of any abnormality, e.g. disease occurrence, insect infestation, then proper corrective measures to be done immediately

Barley Trials Monitoring Data Recording

Make sure that there is continuous observation on barley trials
Keep records of all observation and treatments if any of the trials.

Advisory Service

Provide continuous advisory service to barley farmers and co operatives.

Barley/ Trials Harvesting and Threshing

Ensure that barley and barley trials are harvested at acceptable moisture levels, preferably 12% MC and that trials are harvested and threshed without mixing the lines or treatments.
Seed Production and Contract Growers

Liase with contracted seed growers on maintenance of purity of the multiplied seed.
Dissemination of new farming technologies to farmers through on – farm research

Harvest Barley Documentation

Ensure proper documentation is carried out in dispatching barley from farms to the Malting plant.

Key attributes and competencies:

Cereal farming
Agro-chemical use and application
Research knowledge
Computer Literacy
Fluent in English and Swahili
Computer literacy
Supervisory Skills
Communication Skills
Negotiation Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Decision Making and Advisory Skills
Training and Coaching Skills
Cooperative behaviour with other people.

Education

B.Sc. in Agriculture.

Experience

3 years work experience.

Reporting structure:

Direct reports (solid line):
None
Dotted line reports:
None

Additional information:

Band: IX-B
AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than the 23rd of November 2022.

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Closing Date : 23rd November, 2022.







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