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Horticulture Technician at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Marondera University of Agric…

Expires: 15 Apr 2024

Full Time



job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following
positions that have arisen in the University:

Horticulture Technician (1 Post)

The Horticulture Technician will report to the Horticulture Manager, and will be stationed
at the Agro Industrial Park.

Duties and Responsibilities

▪ Provide technical support and services to academic staff and researchers in the field
of Crop Science and Horticulture.
▪ Assist in conducting Crop Science and Horticulture laboratory practicals.
▪ Assist in the preparation of departmental project budgets.
▪ Planning and management of horticulture research operations.
▪ Participating in departmental income generating projects at the Agro-Industrial
▪ Horticulture research trial data collection, collation, and entry.
▪ Check stocks of consumables and advise on re-order levels.
▪ Demonstrate the use of equipment to students and staff.
▪ Participate in the development of quality standards and programmes for the Crop
Science and Horticulture Laboratories.
▪ Servicing and maintaining tools and equipment.
▪ Maintaining an inventory of the Unit’s machinery and equipment.
▪ Supervision of junior staff.
▪ Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the Horticulture Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

▪ A Diploma in Agriculture/Crop Science/Horticulture or equivalent.
▪ Possession of a relevant Higher National Diploma/ Degree is an added advantage
▪ At least 2 years hands-on experience at a commercial entity.

The successful candidate should have knowledge in:
▪ Horticulture crop production and management.
▪ Good agronomic practices.
▪ Agricultural chemicals.
▪ Horticulture planning and implementation.
▪ Current and trending varieties and production methods.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application
letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification, birth certificate and detailed
Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth,
qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names,
addresses and email addresses of three referees. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating
post applied for should be addressed to:

The Assistant Registrar, Human Resources
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 35

hand deliver or send by courier to:
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
CSC Campus, Industrial Sites
15 Longlands Road

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 15 April 2024. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

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  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Expiry Date

    15 Apr 2024

  • Date Posted

    03 Apr 2024