INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) ASSISTANT

April 5, 2019

Position:                    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Assistant

Nature of Job:           Full Time

Department:              Pest Control

Location:                    Ruiru

Salary Range:           70-100K

JOB OBJECTIVE:

Our client, a flower farm in Ruiru is seeking to employ an expert in Integrated Pest Management to work in the capacity of an Assistant Manager.  The role’s main purpose is to develop integrated pest management strategies, field scouting, pesticide selection, pest and Disease Management, crop protection, application oversight, record keeping, and reporting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise pest control team
  • Generate weekly pest/ disease reports
  • Develop a comprehensive IPM plan including; bio controls, beneficial insects,
  • natural predators, trapping, vacuuming, and spraying
  • Hedgerow propagation, planning, and implementation
  • Give advice on crop protection
  • Pesticide Safety Compliance and usage
  • Pesticide Application Reporting /Documentation
  • Follow up on field treatments for efficacy
  • Generate updated field I block maps
  • Communicate field availabilities and quality issues to production I management team on a daily basis
  • Record keeping
  • Manage experimental trials
  • Soil, water, and tissue sampling

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pest and Disease Management or Entomology
  • Msc in Entomology/ Pest and Disease Management  will be an added advantage
  • 4-8 years’ experience (the higher the experience the higher the pay)
  • Strong organization skills
  • Team management and supervisory skills
  • Experienced in the use of Excel, Word, etc.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Detail oriented and able to follow through on tasks
  • Applicant must be motivated, trust worthy, and responsible
  • Good communication and management skills
  • High degree of integrity

How To Apply
If you meet the above requirements please apply by either uploading or updating your CV Here under the ‘farming & agribusiness’ category.

Please Note: Due the large number of applications we get we are unable to contact all the applicants. If we haven’t contacted you in two weeks it means you application wasn’t successful. However, we will still retain your CV in our database and we will contact you if another suitable position comes up.

 

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