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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Agriculture Technical Officer Jobs at SolarNow - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Agriculture Technical Officer 

Jobs at:
SolarNow Services (U) Ltd 

Deadline of this Job:
15th October 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 10th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

Job Summary.
Aims for a happy client, support the Agri- team with the high quality installations that meet relevant standards.

Reports to: Agri- Technical Manager.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities.
  1. Site Surveys.
    Visit agri-client sites to analyze and recommend how to improve system performance and agricultural product.
  2. Quotation.
    Information attained from site surveys to compute the agri solutions needed for the client and come up with a customized solution.
  3. Installations.
    Installations of irrigation systems and other agricultural equipment.
  4. Agri- Assessments.
    Support the assessment team in verification of sales orders of all water pumps and agricultural appliances; i.e act as a quality check for all Agricultural appliances and systems sold.
  5. Trouble shooting to mitigate service cases.
    Should be with good skills in mechanical trouble shooting in the shortest time possible before the set deadlines.
  6. Technical Training.
    Provide Technical guidance and training to both clients and the branch technical officers in leading branch areas.
  7. Technical Demonstrations
    Giving technical demonstrations to strategic partners, and contribute to the upgrade of agri- knowledge levels within SolarNow’s branch network country wide.
Skills and Competencies.
Education: Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Mechanization, Irrigation Engineering, Agronomy or related field.
Experience: Three years experience in installation and servicing of irrigation and agricultural appliances.

  • Highly Motivated and a passion for agriculture.
  • Proven practical skills in farming
  • Strong Organisation, leadership and decision making Skills.
  • Ability to explain and handle complicated site surveys and good in interpreting architectural drawings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team.
  • Communication/listening skills,
  • Result oriented and capable to adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word applications.
  • Proactive with high energy and willing to work extensively in the field.
    Conditions of work.

SolarNow offers industry standard remuneration, health insurance & lunch. The place of work is at SolarNow’s head office, with intensive traveling to SolarNow’s branches in Uganda.

About SolarNow
SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar products and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda and Kenya. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 51 branches throughout Uganda, 12 more branches in Kenya, and employs over 800 people. Our company aims to be client centric and a leading brand. In sales, we transform the lives of satisfied clients with motivated professional staff. We target the right persons, with the right product, at the right place with the right message. Our message follows our economic and aspirational brand personality: make money and power your life!

Recently SolarNow has included solar irrigation equipment under their agricultural product range. In 2018, this product range will further be developed by including additional agricultural products..

Job application procedure
Interested candidates can send their motivation letter and CV to