Agronomist

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Production/Operations
Location: Middle East
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

1.Project Background
Global Advisory, and its Qatari shareholder, is currently developing a mixed greenhouse project outside Doha in the Agriculture / Vegetable industry (the “Project”). Construction of the first phase of this Project is under way and
shall be completed by September 2018. Main features of this first phase consist in an operated area of 36 Ha:
-17 nethouses, producing tomatoes and capsicum,
-2 glass greenhouse producing cucumbers, and
-1 “Smart” cooled greenhouse producing tomatoes
-A seedling nursery,
-a Farm Center comprising offices, packing & cold room facilities, irrigation infrastructure, etc.
As the project ramps up, we are now seeking to hire a Management & Operations team, based in Doha. We currently estimate an annual production of 5,500-6,000 Tons per year for the domestic market.

2.Job Description

Position Agronomist
Reporting to General Manager

Job Description
1. Make recommendations to achieve efficient crop production regarding water management, fertilizer and crop protection, bees’ pollination programs
2.Manage field trials, plant physiology and irrigation practices
3.Scout Nethouse, Greenhouse and Nursery fields for weed, insects, disease and nutrition issues
4.Ensure that application of seeding, fertility and pesticide occurs when weather conditions are optimal
5.Gather, compile, analyze and interpret test results and prepare progress reports
6.Assist the General Manager with agronomic budgeting and cost monitoring
Experience
Qualifications
& Skills
-Minimum 5 years as junior agronomist or agronomist, preferably in a similar organization structure – Experience in fertigation in soil-less systems is a must
-Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agronomy or a related field
-Ability to communicate clearly, concisely in English and operate in a multi-cultural environment (Arabic or other language a plus)
-Responsible, meticulous and team player
Meet your consultant
Matt Steedman
matt@drnewitt.com

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