Chief Agronomist

Organization
Proximity Designs' Farm Advisory Services
Location
Yangon, Myanmar
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
02/28/2018
Contact Information
www.proximitydesigns.org
Tags
Full-time

Agronomists are the backbone of our Farm Advisory Services team. With their expertise and research, we have offered reliable agricultural techniques–from seed-selection to soil improvement–to over 60,000 Myanmar farmers. As Chief Agronomist, your agricultural experience will be put to great use. You will strengthen analytical and problem-solving skills while serving Myanmar’s smallholder farmers. Your affordable, sustainable solutions will help them produce the finest crops. If you are a trained agricultural scientist interested in leading a talented agronomy team, then this is a great opportunity for you.

What You Will Do:
•       Lead a team of passionate agronomists and soil scientists
•       Identify and design agricultural practices suitable for Myanmar farmers based on both international research and localized field research
•       Develop and deliver agricultural knowledge training for our Yetagon Farm Advisory extension staff for their continuous learning and development in agronomy
•       Collaborate across wider Proximity Designs to provide technical support for new initiatives such as soil health diagnostics and fertilizer recommendation, farmland and irrigation management, mechanization and crop diversification

Is This You?

•       You are an industrial scientist with over 10 years of experience working in the agricultural sector
•       You care about farmers and their livelihood–it motivates you to learn about them and design customized solutions
•       You are passionate about applying theories to real-life scenarios
•       You are excited to visit rural farmers throughout Myanmar
•       You take ownership of your projects and initiate new ones as needs arise

5 Reasons to Join Proximity
1.      Help shape Myanmar’s agricultural landscape
2.      An environment that welcomes innovation and encourages new approaches
3.      A fast-growing business that invests in its people, offering extensive opportunities for professional growth and career development
4.      Talented, forward-thinking colleagues
5.      Competitive salary and benefits

Those who are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@proximitydesigns.org

Additional Information

Meet Your Team

The Farm Advisory Services (FAS) team is at the forefront of agricultural consulting for Myanmar’s smallholder farmers. The 180-member team is made up of diverse talents, including advanced agronomists, finance gurus, digital and analytical experts, and former farmers. We share the same empathy for our customers and create social impact through technical training and innovative digital tools. We provide affordable, sustainable solutions to farmers’ struggles. The strategies we use are easy to apply, environmentally friendly and in turn, help increase farmers’ yield and income.