Entry Level

Agricultural Extension Assistants

New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union PLC

Kenya

Overview


Vacancy Description

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The New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union Public Limited Company (NKPCU Plc) was established under the State Corporations Act Cap 446 Laws of Kenya under the Ministry of Cooperatives Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development. It is mandated to Mill, Warehouse and Market coffee, Optimize the assets of the Company and Administration of the Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund.

The Company wishes to recruit results oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision, and creativity to fill positions in Nairobi and branch offices to ensure delivery of its mandates.

Ref.: NKPCU/HRM/06/2024

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION ASSISTANTS NK.8 – (12) POSTS

Grade: Agricultural Extension Assistants NK.8 – (12) Posts
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Basic Salary: Kshs. 47,714 (Minimum) – Kshs. 69,326 (maximum)
Other remunerations: Based on prevailing Government guidelines
Reporting to Senior Agricultural Extension Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

(i) Identifying potential areas to source coffee for milling;
(ii) Preparing and maintaining coffee milling and marketing incidental register;
(iii) Liaising with estate farmers and cooperative societies for the purpose of entering into milling and/or marketing agency agreements;
(iv) Collecting and collating data on coffee production projections;
(v) Conducting survey on service delivery (research & Planning);
(vi) Participating in forums to create awareness/sensitize coffee growers on coffee production, milling, marketing and provision of Advances;
(vii) Participating in sensitizing farmers on coffee production, milling, marketing and provision of advances;
(viii) Attending and responding to farmers inquiries during cooperative societies annual general meetings;
(ix) Disseminating information materials for sensitization of farmers;
(x) Providing advice to farmers on best coffee farming practices;
(xi) Assessing coffee farmers training needs on request for capacity building;
(xii) Ensuring cooperative society/ estate farmers have booking slip and delivery note for parchment deliveries to the mills;
(xiii) Participating in Creating awareness and sensitizing coffee growers on accessibility of Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving fund;
(xiv) Distributing CCARF application forms and guiding the coffee growers in completing the forms; and
(xv) Collecting dully completed forms and submitting for processing.

Requirements

(i) Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Agribusiness, Agronomy, Marketing or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(ii) Proficiency in Computer applications; and
(iii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
(iv) An Applicant with at least two (2) years’ experience in the coffee value chain and agronomy will have an added advantage


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Application Guidelines

Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application in a sealed envelope, with the Job reference number clearly indicated on the envelope, through the post office, Online or hand delivery together with a copy of a detailed CV, copies of Academic Certificates, national identity card and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach the Company on or before Tuesday 16th April, 2024 latest 5.00pm (East African Time). The application should be addressed to:

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
NEW KENYA PLANTERS CO-OPERATIVE UNION
PO BOX 59638 - 00200,
WAKULIMA HOUSE,
HAILE SELASSIE AVENUE,
NAIROBI

New KPCU does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing or training).

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. New KPCU is committed to implementing the provisions of The Constitution - Chapter 232(1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyan diverse communities and affordable equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disability. THEREFORE, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
  2. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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