Agronomist

Website A Chance for Change Foundation

About A Chance for Change Foundation:

A Chance for Change Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities through sustainable agriculture, education, and environmental conservation initiatives. We believe in creating opportunities for change that lead to improved livelihoods and a healthier planet. Our agricultural programs focus on innovative, sustainable practices that support food security, ecosystem health, and socio-economic development.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Agronomist to join our team. As an Agronomist at A Chance for Change Foundation, you will play a crucial role in developing and implementing agricultural projects that promote sustainable practices, improve crop yields, and support the livelihoods of local communities. Your expertise will contribute to our mission of fostering positive change through sustainable agriculture.

Key Responsibilities:

– Conduct soil, water, and plant tissue tests to develop effective crop management plans.

– Research and implement sustainable farming practices, including but not limited to crop rotation, organic farming, and water conservation techniques.

– Provide technical guidance and training to farmers and community members on modern agronomy practices and technologies.

– Collaborate with the research and development team to trial new agricultural techniques and products.

– Monitor crop health and progress, providing recommendations to address pests, diseases, and other agricultural issues.

– Prepare and present reports on project progress, findings, and outcomes to stakeholders.

– Work closely with other teams within the foundation to ensure alignment of agricultural projects with broader environmental and socio-economic goals.

– Travel to project sites as needed to oversee the implementation of agronomy practices and assess their impact.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Science, or a related field.

– Minimum of 3 years of experience in agronomy, crop science, or a similar role.

– Strong understanding of sustainable agriculture practices and their application in various environmental and socio-economic contexts.

– Proficiency in soil and plant analysis techniques.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with community members, team members, and stakeholders.

– Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

– Flexibility to travel and work in different geographical areas, including rural settings.

– Fluency in English and Bemba, with additional languages considered an asset.

What We Offer:

– A chance to make a significant impact on the lives of communities and the environment.

– Opportunities for professional growth and development within the foundation.

– A supportive and collaborative work environment.

– Competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Deadline: 5th April 2024

A Chance for Change Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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