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Soil Science Specialist Job at Pedon Uganda Limited - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Overview
Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 21 August 2020
Duty Station: Kamuli
Posted: 11-08-2020
Requirements
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 11-08-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 11-08-2063
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Soil Science Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Pedon Uganda Limited

Deadline of this Job:
21 August 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kamuli , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Salary: Commensurate with experience
About Us
Pedon Uganda Limited is a Ugandan social impact enterprise, offering technical services in sustainable agriculture, resilience and livelihoods, environmental conservation and sustainable soil and land use management. More information about our programs can be obtained by visiting our website on www.pedonuganda.org 
We are looking for a highly experienced Soil Science Specialist to join our steadily growing team of competent professionals in delivering our high-impact agenda of improving soil health and productivity. The organization employs the use of portable soil testing kits, which offer on-spot soil analysis right at the farmer fields, an approach that is fast, cheaper and convenient in guiding farmers on cropping patterns and soil management practices.
About the Role
The Soil Science Specialist will offer technical and science strategic leadership for Pedon’s soil health and land use program. This could be through agronomic initiatives like improved soil management, agriculture-soil-climate interactions, climate-smart agriculture and multi-functional landscapes planning. S/he will drive efforts to establish Pedon Uganda Limited as a national leader in offering soil science solutions to address soil fertility and productivity challenges in agriculture. .

Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform soil analysis on client farms and offer technical guidance as regards their soil nutrient status, suitable cropping patterns and soil management practices to be adopted
• Conduct soil surveys to collect, evaluate and classify soils based on their characteristics and use this data to inform our national soil mapping program
• Conduct field trainings for clients and farmer groups in sustainable soil management practices, preferably through farmer field schools
• Serve as a technical lead in developing, managing and directing a comprehensive and integrated technical soil services program for Pedon Uganda Limited
• Serve as a technical consultant and liaison with clients, partners and governmental agencies
• Review scientific literature and reports concerned with current developments in soil science, and prepare special studies and reports that enable Pedon Uganda Limited stay abreast with latest trends
• Represent Pedon Uganda Limited at industry exhibitions, trade shows and business forums
• Communicate best practices in high-level international forums and cultivate an external presence of Pedon Uganda Limited as an expert and leader in soil science disciplines
• Provide critical thought leadership and advice to influence the creation and execution of major strategies for soil health programs


Qualifications and Skills
• Advanced university degree in Agriculture (Soil Science), Land Use Management, Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Management), Natural Resource Management or related fields
• At least three years of relevant experience in Agronomy, Sustainable Land Management, Ecosystem and Natural Resources Management or related fields
• Working knowledge of English
• Ability to write high quality technical reports, clearly and concisely
• Knowledge of the Ugandan agricultural sector with special emphasis on Soil Analysis
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Computer skills: Full command of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and common internet applications
• Knowledge of GIS and other relevant mapping software applications


Job Education: University degree


Job Experience: Three years


Work Hours: 8

 

 

Job application procedure
If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Application Form attached. Please note that we will NOT accept any other form of application. Please upload your completed Application Form online via the link www.pedonuganda.org/careers  by 21st August, 2020. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will start in the position by the end of September 2020 A rolling review of applications will be in place for this role. Candidates are therefore encouraged not to leave submissions until the deadline
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after application deadline, please accept with regret that your application has not been successful


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