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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 9, 2021
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  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres North East of Nairobi, along Nairobi-Thika Highway. It was started in 1981 as a Middle Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)) by the Government of Kenya with the generous assistance from the Japanese Government. Plans for the establishment of JKCAT started in 1977
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    Commercial Sales Representative

    The company undertakes its functions in line with the above objectives through various ways and means. The client base is wide and varied across all industries and businesses, governments and organizations, institutions and parastatals, agencies and individuals.

    We are looking for a commercial sales representative to market/sale the Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) to farmers and other stakeholders in eastern Kenya and other regions where the technology is applicable. The successful candidate will also coordinate the installation of SWRT membranes, provide relevant advisory services and work closely with stakeholders within the food value chain in the region.

    Tasks

    • Develop a strong business plan for the project in eastern Kenya and other areas where SWRT is applicable.
    • Expand market awareness by communicating the basis and benefits of SWRT to stakeholders.
    • Develop and implement sales strategies for SWRT technology.
    • Provide advisory services to farmers and stakeholders, including customer education.
    • Oversee installation of SWRT membranes.
    • Achieve the set monthly (daily activity/leads/ sales prospects/contracts) target.
    • Ensure timely reporting.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should have:

    • University degree with experience in working with new technologies, or working with farmers, or sales or a mix.
    • Experience in organizing and delivery of agricultural trainings, marketing and business linkages and delivery of field level extension activities to farmers and local community.
    • Ability to establish relationship and harmony with the local community; knowledge of local languages (e.g. Kamba) is an advantage.
    • Ability to create market plans for new products and deliver meaningful business results.

    Form of employment

    This a one-year temporary employment starting on December 1, 2021 with possibility of extension based on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the holder. The position holder will be mainly based in Makueni with regular trips in Nairobi.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to send their applications, a motivation letter and a detailed CV indicating current and expected salary to [email protected] on/or before 9th November,2021,due to the urgency to fill the position ,shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis. Those who shall not have heard from us by 23rd November,2021 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

    JKUAT Enterprises Limited is an equal opportunity employe

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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