Job Title:  Field Officer

Job Number:  15219

Country: Fiji

Location: Nadi 

Function: Operations 

Level: Experienced Professional 

Grade: NM 

Job Type: Permanent 

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Fiji Ltd (FJ13) 

As the Field Officer you will be based in our Sigatoka office. You will be responsible for the implementation of agronomic practices and will ensure that the Company standards are appropriately communicated to farmers. You will utilize exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to proactively foster a strong and sustainable future with the farming community.  Your ability to operate safely is of importance and as such, you will ensure that the Company’s Environment, Health and Safety processes are appropriately applied.

  • To plan and organise all field cultivation, and supply farmers the required quantity of fertilizer, chemicals etc. ensuring that the issues do not exceed the requirement for the hectarag
  • To ensure the correct method, timing and quantity of chemical, suckercide application by farmers.
  • To implement the correct field cultivation techniques by farmers to ensure that quality and good farm husbandry is maintained.
  • To assess the quantity of leaf to be harvested per farmers on a daily basis ensuring that reaping at correct level and at the right time and  allocate seedbed sites and ensure sowing starts  on scheduled date and in accordance with the Company’s policy on seedbeds.
  • To ensure farmers uproot and destroy tobacco residue before the final payment.
  • To buy farmers leaf in accordance with the buying procedures of the Company ensuring that clear instructions are given.
  • Ensure full compliance, at any point in time, to controls, processes and procedures required as part of the role.
  • To ensure that farmers do not exceed their hectarage and plant on approved fields.
  • To assist in the implementation of irrigation policy.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

  • Certificate/Diploma Qualifications from the Fiji College of Agriculture or similar recognized institutions
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in similar organizations
  • Computer literacy
  • Drivers license
  • First class communication skills
  • Fijian/Hindi language skills

British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.


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