Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

AGRO-Industrial Park Horticulture Technician

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)
Apr. 20, 2023
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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above post that has arisen in the University.

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 Sciences and Horticulture laboratory practicals.
  • Assist in the preparation of departmental projects budgets.
  • Planning and management of horticulture research operations.
  • Participating in departmental income generating projects at the Agro-Industrial Park.
  • Horticulture research trial data collection, collation, and entry.
  • Checks stocks of consumables and advises on re-order levels.
  • Demonstrates the use of equipment to students and staff.
  • Participates in the development of quality standards and programs 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.
  • Knowledge in Horticulture crop production and management.
  • Knowledge in good agronomic practices.
  • Knowledge in agricultural chemicals.
  • Knowledge in horticulture planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge on 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 and a 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 and addresses of three referees including their email addresses. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed and sent via registered mail to:

The Deputy Registrar,

Human Resources Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

P.O. Box 35


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

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf. Leave, contributory medical aid and pension are offered. Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

Deadline: 20 April 2023

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