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Vacancy: Trainee Field Officer

Date 18 Jan 2018
Company Serendipalm Company Limited
Location Abene
Working Experience 1 - 3 Years
Education Level Diploma
Application Deadline 10 February 2018
Job Type Permanent/Full Time
Industry Others
Salary Range More than GH¢1,000.00
Qualifications Diploma and First Degree in Agriculture
Region Eastern


  1. Register and contract new farmers and farmer Associations.

  2. Help generate and update farm/farmer documentation (sketch maps using data collected with GPS, update contracts and farm entrance forms of farmers, etc.)

  3. Support farmers to maintain record keeping documentation.

  4. Support in the formation and strengthening of the various farmer Associations.

  5. Support in farmer training/education i.e. sensitization, technical advice and facilitate information sharing between farmers and Serendipalm.

  6. Conduct internal and risk-based inspections.

  7. Provide extension support to farmers to ensure increased productivity and conformity to Social and Fair Trade (SFT) and organic regulations with reference to the Serendipalm Quality Manual.

  8. Provide technical advice to farmers who are registered with Serendipalm ICS, on good agricultural management practices in oil palm (newly planted and existing), Cocoa, etc.

  9. Conduct harvest monitoring as well as spot checks- investigate issues of potential fraud as needed.

  10. Shall encourage Serendipalm Grower Group farmers to supply quality Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFBs) in both peak and lean seasons.

  11. Ensure organic and fair trade integrity.

  12. Collect data where necessary, and also provide support to the ICS Manager etc. in data entry, analysis and reporting.

  13. Experience on research in crop protection in cocoa

  14. Background in entomology 

  15. Shall carry out other assignments as requested by management.


Required qualifications (must haves):

  • A formal qualification in Agricultural Science at Diploma or Bachelors levels.

  • Graduates from reputable Agricultural Colleges is an added advantage.

  • At least 1 year of relevant employment in agriculture preferably working with oil palm and/or cocoa farmers.

  • Practical farm experience is an added advantage.

  • Self-driven, motivated, team-oriented and able to communicate and work with colleagues in a productive and open style

  • Ability to analyze a problem and select practical solutions.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication and a proactive approach to effective communication in Twi and English are a must.

  • Willingness to undergo training on organic agriculture for at least six months.

  • Willingness to relocate full time to Asuom, Eastern Region

  • Basic computer skills (email, MS Office.)

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