Sales Agronomists at agriBORA


Sales Agronomists Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Building Relationships: Develop and nurture strong relationships with smallholder farmers and agriBORA Hubs, establishing trust and credibility. Act as the primary point of contact for technical support.
  2. Field Visits and Agronomic Advice: Conduct field visits to farms and agriBORA Hubs, providing expert agronomic advice. Offer recommendations on crop management practices, soil fertility, pest and disease control, and irrigation techniques.
  3. Promotion and Sales: Promote and sell agriBORA products and services, including inputs, mechanization services, and extension support, to farmers and agriBORA Hubs. Create awareness about the value proposition of agriBORA.
  4. Training and Capacity Building: Provide training to farmers and agriBORA Hubs on using agriBORA’s digital platform. Teach them how to access and utilize mobile payments, SMS, hub manager applications, and USSD services.
  5. Collaboration: Collaborate with other agriBORA team members, such as data scientists and software developers. Offer feedback on product and service development and contribute to platform improvement.
  6. Data Collection and Analysis: Collect and analyze data on farm practices, input usage, and yield outcomes. Use insights to inform the development of new products and services and enhance existing offerings.
  7. Stay Updated with Agronomic Research: Keep abreast of the latest agronomic research and trends in the agriculture industry. Utilize this knowledge to provide the best possible support to farmers and agriBORA Hubs.
  8. Other Duties: Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, sales).
  • Knowledge of crop production, pest and disease management, soil science, and plant nutrition. Familiarity with agricultural technology and ability to work with data.
  • Self-motivation and a proactive attitude.
  • Effective Communication Skills: Able to communicate effectively with smallholder farmers, agriBORA Hubs, and other team members. Possess good interpersonal skills to build trust and credibility with stakeholders.
  • Sales Skills: Capable of promoting and selling agriBORA’s products and services to farmers and agriBORA Hubs. Skilled in identifying customer needs and providing effective solutions.
  • Relevant Experience: At least 2 years of working experience with smallholder farmers and grassroots agribusinesses in a rural context. Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of working with these stakeholders and ability to offer practical advice and support.
  • Team Player: Excellent team player with the ability to work collaboratively with culturally and geographically diverse teams.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English, both oral and written. Proficiency in the local language(s) used by smallholder farmers in the preferred region is an added advantage.
  • Travel: Willingness and ability to travel across the country as needed.

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