Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa

The Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person to fill a vacant position of Technical Officer-Agronomy

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assist research scientists in implementing research projects
  • Collect and compile data from research trials
  • Conduct preliminary data analysis and writing technical reports
  • Train and supervise other technical staff in implementing experiments
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date data banks for all research projects
  • Develop monthly work plans and compile monthly progress reports for all research projects
  • Manage the TRFCA tea nursery and maintain up-to-date records of nursery plants, plant sales, and propagation activities
  • Supervise tea field development activities and keep accurate records on labour use and greenleaf production
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all tools and implements in Agronomy and Tea Development sections
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

Qualifications and Key Competences

  • Diploma in Agriculture from a recognized institution
  • Three years of relevant work experience
  • Good work planning skills and ability to logically organize research activities and nursery operations
  • Ability to work in a team and enhance productivity
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including good report writing skills
  • Able to conduct literature reviews on assigned research subjects
  • Have good knowledge of tea nursery management
  • Innovative, able to work with minimum supervision and meet targets on all agreed work plans
  • Good knowledge and experience of using statistical packages, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive remuneration package to successful candidates commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience.

Interested persons meeting the stated minimum requirements must submit their applications and detailed CV’s with three traceable referees to the address below before close of business on 26th July, 2024.

The Director
Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa
P.O. Box 51
Email: secretary@trfca.org