Agova/Syngenta Farms Young Talent Incubation Program
Location: Syngenta Farms Lusaka
Program Length: 6 months
Remuneration: K3,282 gross per month plus benefits
Anticipated start date: end of November
Number of Spots Available: 7
Agova is a consultancy service with the mission to make shared value the new way of doing business. Shared value refers to ‘a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social, environmental, or economic problems’. Since 2011, Agova has been delivering management and technical advice to actors in the private sector in Zambia to further the expansion of business models and norms that increase economic, social and environmental prosperity. Our mandate is to leverage capital, data and innovative ideas to develop a sustainable form of poverty reduction; we focus on creating win-win business models within our client organizations such that commercial and competitive mandates can be met while improving the livelihoods of an organization’s customer and supplier segments, who are generally the urban and rural poor and emergent agropreneurs.
Agova/Syngenta Farms Young Talent Incubation Program (YTIP) is an offshoot of Agova’s Consultant Trainee program is a very competitive training and practical program designed to help young passionate people gain valuable work experience through consultancy positions as well as exposure to shared value as a business strategy.
The program seeks youth who have graduated with a relevant bachelor’s degree that are passionate about development of Zambia and see business playing a role in this change.
Over the course of the YTIP program, the Trainees will complete a six-month placement with Syngenta Farms.
Trainees will be embedded at Syngenta Farms and throughout the program will be trained on best practices to interact with their client and then expected to deliver excellence on all occasions.
Those who do not meet minimum quality standards of Agova will be removed from the program.
Operation Expenditure (OPEX) and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Trainee
Support the Plant Manager and the HSE Lead with:
Front line facilitator for HSE:
Quality Management Trainee
Support Production Leadership Team with:
Support Planning and Quality Control Laboratory with:
Engineering & Maintenance Trainee
Finance & Cost Follow-Up Trainee
Support Production with:
Multiplication & Production Orders Manager Trainee
Support the Planning Team with:
Collect from the Field Multiplication and the Factory Teams their reports on goods produced and consumed;
Enforce that information is provided in due time and that quality/format of information is compliant with agreed business rule
Keep company systems up to date with the same information
Hold a key role in the daily production meetings by enforcing availability to and from the different teams; and
Maintain and monitor the Transactional Discipline dashboards.
IT Program Trainee
Support the IT Team with:
Building a database for recording information required from Field Production through Final Deliveries to Syngenta’s commercial organization; and
To define the specifications with the different users.
How to Apply
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role, please follow the following steps by November 2nd:
1. Fill in the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/BDHrvAv9hsGjlybg2.
2. AND, send in only the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘YTIP Trainee Program’.
a. Your professional CV (maximum 2 pages including 2 references with their email addresses),
b. A cover letter address to Ms. Firth, and
c. A copy of your degree certificate.
Please note: Due to the expected high volume of responses, applications that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered.