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  • Posted: Apr 18, 2019
    Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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    TUME Middle Africa Consulting is a business advisory service offering support to Companies and business professionals who want to build their brands and markets in Africa. TUME works with selected independent professional partners to merge global expertise with local knowledge and deliver outstanding, actionable solutions. Engaging TUME will strengthen your professional capability significantly and help shape your growth.
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    Pyrethrum Nursery & Research Director

    Job Description

    Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer

    IMPORTANT: All applications to be done through BrighterMonday. No emails, phone calls or canvassing of any kind.

    Job Summary

    The candidate should be adequately trained and experienced, and will be responsible for advising the Management on all agronomy related issues, advising on the best agronomy operations for seedlings, train and guide on field extension services and good agricultural practices to the company FRO’s and all our contracted pyrethrum farmers to maximize pyrethrum production. Position to be based in Nakuru County. Position to be based in Nakuru County.

    Job Description

    Lead all Nursery related activities with excellence:

    • Nursery 1:  80 acre nursery in Turi (seedling production)
      • 45 irrigated acres producing pyrethrum seedlings twice per year
      • 30 acres commercial/demonstration farm for testing and flower production
      • 100 casuals supporting daily work
      • Operate all Nursery related activities
    • Nursery 2:  20 acre nursery in Subukia (seed production
      • 10 acres drip irrigation producing high quality seeds
      • 20+ casuals supporting daily work
      • Operate all Nursery related activities
    • Pyrethrum Research & Development Lead
      • Lead effort to understand how best to increase farmer flower volume and quality of flowers through various experiments, testing and research.
      • Lead efforts to produce best quality and quantity of seeds and seedlings
      • Lead efforts to produce a new and better seed, like an improvement on the P4 variety.

    Support senior leadership and the company’s business with senior government officials

    Any other duties as assigned


    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy preferred


    • Experience leading agricultural research with proven, enumerated results of crop improvements
    • At least five years’ experience Managing leading people: senior management to casual labour.
    • Enumerated, proven results of increasing intensity over at least five years in a similar operation
    • Evidence of experience in operating every aspect of similar nursery
    • Very good communicator in English, Kiswahili; presentation skills at all levels of society
    • Experienced motor vehicle driver

    Key skills and qualities 

    • High Integrity, high commitment personality
    • Ability to work under pressure. 
    • Strong leadership and communication skills. 
    • Integrity. 

    This position is to be based in Nakuru County.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the requirements for this position, kindly send your CV and cover letter to on or before 26th April 2019. Only qualifying candidates will receive a response. TUME reserves all rights. 


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