Precision Agriculture Specialist

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Vacancy Details

Job Title:Precision Agriculture Specialist
Date Posted:12/01/2021
Closing Date:26/01/2021
Company:DIAC
Job Classification:mid-level (4-7 years)
Job Category:Research & Development (R&D)
Location:Khartoum

Position summary:

To oversee and implement the research in precision farming practices within DIAC and adopting the use of Global positioning Systems in order to increase Crops, Machines and Equipment productivity as well as tools link to satellite and drone technologies which in turn will lead to the growth of DIAC's customer base.   



Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Process Development
    • Provide new practices and procedures, data collection and analyses in the field of precision farming in order to increase crops productivity and reduce production cost.
  • Standardization
    • Maintain innovative standards, design procedures, and specifications for precise agriculture's field operations and practices that will reduce the time required for the field operations.                                            
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Oversee the enforcement of applicable national and regional agricultural engineering laws and regulations set by the government and other legal entities. This involves representing the department in dealing with agricultural problems of regulatory significance to ensure machines compliance.                                             
  • Precision Systems Management
    • Instruct oversight in the development and revision of local precision farming activities and tools to plan, analyze, and design systems of precision agricultural engineering practices in order to reduce operational costs and increase productivity.                                        
  • Operational Duties
    • Oversee the testing and installing of all new Agricultural machinery and equipment, as well as periodic preventative maintenance of all machines to ensure company's awareness and efficiency.                                            
  • Analytics and Reporting
    • Ensure regular updates on the best Agricultural practices and development to inform reporting for presentation to Senior Management and the Board as per required in a timely and professional manner to assist the recommendation of packages for crop production.                                            
  • Technology Integration
    • Combine innovative knowledge and technology from other fields and disciplines that will have direct impact on the improvement of machinery and equipment quality and precision farming procedures.                                            
  • Company Representation Front
    • Participate in relevant local and international fairs, farmers days, exhibitions, seminars and farmer study groups in order to gain exposure to global best practices and increase opportunities to network and  maintain a current knowledge of the agriculture industry.                                        
  • Leadership & Coaching
    • Promote a learning culture and to commit to frequent guidance to all department staff to ensure team understands opportunities to grow their careers.



Minimum Qualification & Experience:

  • Qualification
    • Bachelor of Agriculture, Crop Protection Science degree.    
  • Experience:
    • Minimum 3 years work experience in Precision Agriculture field   
    • Minimum 2 years work experience in Precision farming technologies   



Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Fluent in English & Arabic                                            
  • Supplier and Stakeholder Relationship Management                    
  • Strong math and computer skills                                            
  • Ability to perform independently                                            
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)                           
  • Vendor Management                                             
  • Business Administration                                            
  • Analytics & Reporting Skills                                             
  • Quality Assurance                                            
  • Business Strategy                                            
  • Knowledge of Agricultural Machinery and Equipment application.
  • Willingness to develop new Farming practicies and techniques.  
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.                   
  •  Public speaking skills.    
Apply through: DAL Career Website :http://careers.dalgroup.com/career_opportunities/.
or send your CV to:
recruit.ded@gmail.com.
and mention the position name in the subject filed .

* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  
   



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