23 May 2024

Agronomist at Portal Forest Estates

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Job Description

If you are an individual who thinks on their feet and outside the box. Someone who is keen to move up the ladder with a growing company and have visited our website: Portal Forest Estates. If you are willing to relocate where accommodation is provided and a good fit for the company, perhaps this challenging yet rewarding position is for you.

The Role

Our Agronomist will be involved in all aspects of our 207 acre forest located in the Central Region of Ghana.

Aid reforestation plans at all levels.

Understand and participate in large scale clearing operations, site excavations.

Assess sites for forest reclamation and rehabilitation work.

Manage inventory and work resources that include nurseries, sites, seeding, planting, controlling weeds, and pruning.

Carry out seed harvesting and cultivation of young trees.

Review research and literature relating to current discoveries in the field.

Review health and safety data relating to the field, region, and time of year.

Collect field and control samples of biological samples and non-living media in order to perform analyses.

Take forest measurements, including species, height, diameter, age, and quality.

Enforce fire regulations to protect forests.

Survey, measure, and map forest areas and access roads using GIS or land technology.

Assess new growth or rehabilitated areas.

Supervise the use of organic herbicides and organic insecticides to implement pest, weed, and disease control.

Monitor compliance with regulations governing forest operations.

Inspect sites for environmental field reports.

Work in remote locations in all weather conditions.

Process specimens and samples.

Have working knowledge of all species.

Soil and composting testing.

This position reports directly to the CEO.

Academic/Professional Qualification

1. A minimum of Bachelor’s or Master’s in Agronomy preferred but a degree in farming or agriculture will also work from a recognized tertiary institution.

Work Experience

A minimum of three (3) years post qualification work experience.

Must have completed one (1) year National Service.

Bonus if you’ve worked with the Forestry Commission or equivalent.

Desired Competencies

Strong communication skills.

Computer proficiency.

Communication and interpersonal skills.

Research and data analysis.

Team player.

Report writing skills.

Knowledge of Forestry Commission and Government regulations.

PAY GHC 2000-3000

Method of Application

We have a three stage interviewing process and believe you are up to the task then please forward your CV to: [email protected] and one of our team members will be in touch for a preliminary phone interview

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