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The Diagnostic Technician/Field is responsible for all activities related to: Phytosanitary in the farm Work hand in hand and communicate with all the relevant departments within the site
Key Responsibilities * Ensure cross boundary working through team work and cohesiveness among the different phytosanitary teams i.e. Disinfection and Scouting. * Ensure full compliance and adherence to all phytosanitary protocols, audits, rules and regulations in the farm; and ensure all phytosanitary protocols are updated and uploaded into reliance. * Create awareness and sensitize employees on phytosanitary matters through trainings, workshops, etc. * Coordinate inspection of all greenhouses prior to disinfection and give a phytosanitary approval for planting. * Ensure proper protocol handling during an outbreak of a Q-pest or disease. * Coordinate all disinfection and scouting activities in the farm. * Follow up on all phytosanitary non-conformities in the farm and ensure they are addressed. * Lead the KECU phytosanitary Emergency Team (PET) during outbreak of a Q- pest/disease or other major outbreak. * Ensure all phytosanitary reports, checklists and KPI’s are sent to the EA phyto lead on time.
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Crop protection, Horticulture, Agronomy, Microbiology, Biology.
At least one year experience in plant pests and diseases.
Key Skills: * Clear and timely communication. * Requires strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. * Must build relationships across the organization. * Proactively identify and resolve phytosanitary issues. * Ability to work independently on routine assignments or under supervision on new assignments. * Strong follow-up on the assigned tasks. * Report writing skills and communication skills. * Computer literacy – Microsoft Office.
Key Challenges: * Maintaining stable team with capabilities in reporting, analysis of lab and scouting results and maintaining confidentiality. * Foster and ensure communication, sharing and team work. * Proper support from the regional team and production management.
Personal Attributes: * Analytical * Team player * Integrity * Responsibility * Good communication/interpersonal skills
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