Asia School of Business

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Provide leadership, planning, and implementation on: –
• Continuous Improvement (CI) of 250 Model Learning Farms through an Advanced Learning Farm Program.
• To be the agronomist for performing agronomic-related activities for the existing 250 Model learning farms, existing RISS-certified farmers, and new additional farms (EA) as requested by the management.
• Development of a road map targeted to diffuse model farm development and adoption to at least 390 RISS-certified farmers, and 250 early adopters.
• Facilitate the onboarding of new 250 early adopters quarterly through training and any supporting activities.
• Working closely with the Expansion and Certification Initiatives to ensure collective onboarding of farmers through selection criteria.
• Managing and monitoring project deliverables and milestones through periodic reporting of field, project progress and milestones.


• Maintain 250 model Learning Farms (LeFa) and support Core Learning farms (Core Lefa) through CI Modules.
• Supervise and execute agronomy data collection at the Learning Farms
• Guide field execution of agronomic practices (Good Agricultural Practices) and monitor progress of implementation of said practices for the Learning Farms
• To prepare and develop background materials, manuals, papers, and bulletins, as needed.
• Execution of Field Days, workshops, online classes, GAP Quantification Audits (GQA) and other field-related activities.
• Plan and manage resources which include manpower, facilities, and company assets.
• Plan and develop staff competencies to ensure career development and meet the company’s objectives.
• Identify requirements and budget for the development and operation of all fields and initiative-related activities.


1. Experience:
• Minimum 5 years of agronomy experience in a similar industry.
• Fluent in Bahasa Malaysia (both writing and speaking) and able to converse in English.
• Strong Agronomy knowledge.
• Strong understanding and adaptability towards local customs and culture.
• Able to engage the community and blend into local fabrics.
• Experience in field activities related to oil palm & dealing with the rural community (experience with other crops is an advantage).

2. Education:
• Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture Science/Horticulture/Agronomy or a related discipline are preferred.

3. Skills and knowledge:
• Plant growth measurements
• Collection of oil palm tissue and soil samples
• GAP audits, and other field data collection and analysis – for example, disease or pest-related data.
• Strong interpersonal relationship skills, communication and listening skills.
• Strong presentation skills and ability to handle individual and large-scale training.
• Competent in PowerPoint & Excel
• Dynamic & flexible
• Has a sociable nature, tactful & able to interact with & desire to help farmers.
• Desire/willingness/openness to learn from all sources (including uneducated farmers)
• Logical reasoning & ability to analyze situations & adapt.
• Able to work under pressure.

4. Other(s):
• To be based in Johor and able to relocate close to sites/fields.
• Willingness to travel and work long hours.
• One year contract with possible extension


The Agronomist must have very strong skills and knowledge in: –
• field execution of Agronomic practices through Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Best Management Practices (BMP)
• monitoring and guiding project progress toward quarterly milestones
• qualitative & quantitative research and surveys
• optimizing resources – Jr. Agronomist & Field Assistants
• initiative stewardship towards leading and developing resources.

General Description

  • To lead in coordinating the general research activities of the research project, including assisting the research center Faculty Director on project planning and management.
  • To manage and plan the research project, budget and expenditure together with the research center management team.
  • To lead in reporting research project activities to grant provider and senior management.
  • To lead, manage and monitor the research project administration, including the research project management, publication process, workshop organization and event organization.
  • To manage the promotion of the research project and research activities in the research center.
  • To participate in the general management activities of the research centers together with the research center management team.

Minimum Qualification and Skills Required

  • Excellent command of English and Malay (spoken and written) – both in research writing and also on business writing. 
  • Excellent general administration and Project Management skills.
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft office software and other project planning tools.
  • Excellent organisational and collaboration skills, strong team player that can lead and delegate to teams.
  • Self-motivated to initiate, operate and manage multiple different operations in the research project and research center.
  • Timely and detailed-oriented in managing operations and administration.

Required Qualifications

Minimum 5 years working experience in relevant field.


The base salary will be in the range of RM5,500 to RM6,500, and EPF, SOCSO and insurance will be included.

Interested applicants are urged to submit their resume, cover letter and any relevant additional documentation.