Agronomist Needed Urgently

Posted Oct 20      Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
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Job Type
Full-time
Responsibilities
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop innovative research-based techniques in agronomist functions and programs.
• Create strategies in strengthening crop production and crop management.
• Study, assess and evaluate soil chemistry and soil testing.
• Initiate newer techniques in soil management processes.
• Study and evaluate plants, their biological aspects and their growth behavior.
• Deliver lectures to students on soil and crop management issues. 
• Lead and guide agronomy students in research and development issues.
• Conduct research on latest trends in crop and soil management.
• Develop ways to make crops more pest-resistant.
• Develop and implement quality initiatives in agronomist programs.
• Conducts experiments or investigations in field-crop problems and develops new methods of growing crops to secure more efficient production, higher yield, and improved quality: Plans and carries out breeding studies at experiment stations or farms to develop and improve varieties of field crops, such as cotton, tobacco, or cereal with respect to characteristics, such as yield, quality, adaptation to specific soils or climates, and resistance to diseases and pests.
• May specialize in specific field crop, group of field crops, or specific agronomic problem..
• Agronomists experiment and plan studies to improve crop yields.
• Study a farm's crop production in order to discern the best ways to plant, harvest, and cultivate the plants, regardless of the climate.
• Develop methods to control weeds and pests to keep crops disease-free.
• Use mathematical and analytical skills in conducting their work and experimentation. Complex data and information that they develop must be worked into a serviceable format for public consumption.
• Relay their information in written form, making presentations and speeches as well as responding diplomatically to sensitive issues regarding their findings.
• Work scientifically to produce the finest crops, on the most consistent basis that they can, in any situation.
• Work with farmers in order to develop better farming conditions through improved planting areas.
• Devides their time on the field and on the laboratory.
• Collect samples while on in the field, talk to farmers and other involved in the industry or introduce different techniques and products that could improve soil quality.
Requirements and Skills
• Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
• Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
• Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audition.
• Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
• Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
• Teaching others how to do something.
• Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
• Using mathematics to solve problems.
• Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
• Managing one's own time and the time of others.
• Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance..
• Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
• Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
• Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
• Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
• Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
• Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
• Being honest and ethical.
• Careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
• Reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
• Establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
• Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
• Analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
• Pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitudes,
• Developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
• Persistence in the face of obstacles.
• Open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
• Ceativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
• Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
• Accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
• Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
• Being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
• Work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Interested candidates must have bachelor degree in agronomy or a related area, such as soil conservation, agriculture education, or general agriculture.

Other professional certification might be of added advantage.

Interested candidates should forward the copy of their CV to hr.sosenikdynamicresoucesltd @gmail.com OR send the full name,address,phone number ,qualification,post applying for to phone number posted on this advert or the message box.
Note that not abiding by this advert will lead to total disqualification. Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Minimum Experience
1 year

Ad details

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
Agronomists are plant and soil scientists who study and try to improve on the process of growing farm crops. They help farmers use their land more effectively and suggest methods to increase yields. Agronomists also aid in solving or preventing problems with soil and crops.
As an Agronomists you are expected to do a considerable amount of work in the field, conducting research on the land or consulting with farmers. Also to spend time in offices and research laboratories. An agronomist may specialize in a particular crop or a certain aspect of crop production. For example, one agronomist might concentrate on developing better methods of growing wheat, while another might focus on preventing soil erosion, and a third on combating weeds, crop diseases, or pest infestations

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