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Digital Agronomist

Sunday 31st January 2021 fullTime Nairobi

 

Digital Agronomist

 

Type:                                                   Full-Time.

Location:                                            Nairobi, Kenya.

Reports to:                                         Product Manager

 

About UjuziKilimo

 

UjuziKilimo is the leading Agritech Company in Africa that combines Internet of Things, Big Data and analytics to deliver value to the agricultural ecosystem.

Our world class technology built on sensors and agricultural data analytics platform allows both farmers and service providers to receive powerful agricultural recommendations & intelligent data insights.

 

About The Position

 

At UjuziKilimo, The role of the Digital agronomist will be the link between crops and data, creating data-driven models and insights pulling from field experimentation by UjuziKilimo and the wider literature to support the creation of new Agronomic Products and services that empowers farmer decision making to profitably produce food while maintaining best practices. The Digital Agronomist role will be a key part of the Field Experimentation and data analytics in the Product team of UjuziKilimo. You will support the design, execution, and analysis of research to improve accuracy of data and insights for farmer’s profitability and sustainability.


Key Responsibilities

 

  • Manage and Validate current data flows from internal soil analysis tools and define strategies for improvement to the product team.
  • Define methodologies and models to engineering or other teams for standardized analysis and storage of results.
  • Collaborate with relevant data collection, engineering, and analyses teams to develop more efficient, data analysis procedures and data interpretation.
  • Collaborate with necessary stakeholders to re-assess the value of all of our data collection efforts and make recommendations to maximize value and minimize cost.
  • Support a road map for prioritized analyses.
  • Participate in sprints on geospatial field, time series, and text-based data for our products and Engineering team.
  • Work cross-functionally to support a road map of analyses to feed our agronomic advisory tools and drive farmers’ behavior change.
  • Contribute to a strategy to combine internal and external data sources to generate meaningful insights practical to small scale farmers.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with the UjuziKilimo Research Partners, Precision Agriculture Specialists, and other potential partners.
  • Synthesize data collected from multiple streams, as well as management best practices to determine the optimal systems to improve farmer profitability.

Qualifications & Profile

 

You are the best candidate for this role you have the following.

  • Demonstrated ability to assemble data from multiple sources (agronomic field data from a multi-region or large geographical areas spanning many environments) into summaries capable of driving decisions to meet business or scientific objectives.
  • Able to work with farm-scale trial design, data management, and spatial data analysis.
  • Excels at communicating data analysis at the interface of business and agronomy/data science through clear documentation.
  • Extremely comfortable working with messy data-sets from a variety of non-normalized sources including literature and un- digitized sources.
  • Understands the agronomic and financial outcomes that drive farm profitability; capable of using that knowledge to prioritize analyses and connect insights to action.
  • Enjoys capturing complex analyses problems; able to identify and apply appropriate advanced statistical analysis techniques as necessary.

Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience in Agriculture industry working with and creating value from field data.
  • BS or MS in data sciences or agricultural discipline.
  • Experience with spatial data analysis, data aggregation, and visualization (fluent in git, Python, SQL, and QGIS or ESRI GIS)
  • Familiar with agriculture-specific data sources.

 

Why work at UjuziKilimo

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Open work environment and culture with access to all levels of leadership.
  • Stock Options
  • Vacation and Paid Time Off.
  • Free Computer and office meals
  • Strong career path & networking opportunities to help you reach your professional goals.
  • A great opportunity to greatly impact Africa’s agriculture through technology.

This is a chance for you to join a challenging and inspiring environment where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. Every day you will work alongside helpful and down-to-earth colleagues who are dedicated and ambitious. Together we create an innovative environment that drives UjuziKilimo forward. If you are the right person for the role you will be part of a fantastic journey in a dynamic, high-growth business,

We are looking forward to your application.

How to apply

  • Highlight major achievements in your previous works, not just the description of your roles.  Send your CV to [email protected] ​with the headline: ​Application–Agronomist.
  • Application deadline is 31th Jan 2021, midnight EAT.

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