21 Nov '20
HORTICULTURALIST

Agriculture, Limpopo Modjadjiskloof / Duiwelskloof

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Modjadjiskloof Area ? Limpopo: The successful incumbent will be responsible for conducting horticultural research to optimize the productivity and quality of avocado trees and fruit.

The incumbent should conduct field and post-harvest trials, plan, develop and manage large scale operational research orchards, as well as capture, maintain and analyze research data. The incumbent requires the ability to work independently and to manage his/her own research budget. The incumbent must have good communication skills and be able to transfer research outcome’s to practical implementation.

 

The incumbent must be willing to travel both locally and internationally.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• A MSc degree in Horticulture, Botanyor Breeding

• At least 3 Years’ experience in agriculture (fruit production), preferably in a research field

 

Knowledge:

• Expert knowledge of research methodology

• Expert knowledge of orchard management

• Expert knowledge of report writing

• Sound knowledge of staff management

 

 Skills:

• Computer literacy: MS Office - full package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Statistical packages

• Fluency in English both written and spoken

• Spanish/Portuguese/Mandarin: conversational would be an advantage

• Good communication skills

 

Attitude/Behaviour:

• High level of commitment to accuracy and quality

• Attention to detail

• Energetic and driven

• Organised individual who can work independently

• Must be a team player

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

Email your CV to susan@farmmanagersa.co.za or upload to this specific position via www.farmmanagersa.co.za or CLICK THIS LINK and apply directly https://www.placementpartner.co.za/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM000623&preview=c0a5902276599fa7573f6648985b7b9b

 

 

Ad Visible Until: 21 December 2020
Ref: FM000623/SH

Vacancy Type: Permanent