Kilombero Sugar Company Limited, the largest producer of sugar in Tanzania operating cohesively with Illovo Distillers Tanzania Limited (IDTL) and a member of Illovo Sugar Africa Limited (Africa’s largest sugar producer)

Kilombero Sugar Company Limited is seeking to recruit a dynamic and result oriented person to fill the job vacancies below.

Agronomist Operation

Job Description:

Kilombero Sugar Company Limited (KSCL), the largest producer of sugar in the country operating cohesively with Extra Neutral Alcohol Distillery is seeking to recruit a dynamic, visionary and result oriented person to fill the position of Agronomist Operation at Estate Agriculture Department reporting to Agriculture Optimisation Manager.

Role Intent:

Provide direction and technical guidance on crop varieties, crop nutrition, crop protection (weed control and Pest + Disease control) and irrigation to ensure long-term optimization of yield and cost of production, Drive implementation of the “illovo Way in sugarcane production” to ensure illovo is the best in class sugar producer in the Country, Ensure compliance to relevant illovo Ways and agronomic standards, Monitor best farming practice in all aspects of agronomy, Promote and support embedding of agronomic best practices for Country agriculture teams, Design, implement and manage sugarcane agronomic trials and Promote a culture of continuous improvement across all.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Implement sustainable agronomic practices with the objective of closing the gap between the actual and the attainable yield potentials for each field on each estate Support adoption and embedding of agreed best practices, frameworks, minimum standards and processes for agronomy

Implement and manage sugarcane agronomic trials (fertilizers and crop protection) required by the head of agricultural optimisation as part of a continuous productivity initiative

Formulate, communicate and monitor fertilizer, weed control and ripener programmes (including 3rd party contractor management)

Manage Estate nursery fields, monitor seed quality, and ensure regular disease inspections are carried out 

Ensure all commercial and nursery fields are timeously surveyed for pests and diseases, and that their infestation levels and recommendations are 

communicated to the relevant parties

Ensure all agronomic data is captured for trend analysis, reporting and decision making

Support agronomic optimisation by adopting new technologies and methods and ensure continuous improvement by implementing best practices and conducting regular system checks

Develop new SOPs per requirements and assure performance against agronomy-related


Monitor trends to understand impact of adopted practices, and refine practices accordingly

Provides agronomic advice to Growers

Promote and adhere to illovo 

procedures, policies and guidelines, 

including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in 

Agriculture/Diploma in Agriculture

5 years’ experience in sugarcane agriculture

Research orientated with experience in agronomic experiments, trial work and evaluation

Good business acumen and agricultural expertise, with ability to anticipate, interpret and respond to changes impacting on functional area

A formal business/commercial qualification would be an advantage

Strong agriculture data analysis skills.

Terms of service

The successful candidate will be engaged on Permanent Contract.


All interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their application letters and CVs with three referees indicating “Agronomist Operation” in the subject line to on or before 18th June, 2021.

KSCL is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.



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