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Farm Manager Job, Current Agicultural Jobs,

Position: Farm manager/Agronomist

Location: Kiambu County

Job Description

Farm manager will be expected to mana e the farm proactively liaising with the director in manage in the firm effectively.

This role is on a contract basis. The successful candidate will continue employment with us on a permanent basis as we row the enterprise.

Responsibilities

  • Recruiting and supervising temporary workers to prepare the property for planting, creation of seed beds, transplanting, harvest etc. as necessary.
  • Supervising the construction and ongoing operation of greenhouse units from time to time
  • Preparing and executing processes and procedures for the management of our greenhouses
  • Maintaining reenhouse cleanliness and ensuring sanitation procedures are followed
  • Monitoring and maintaining current systems . irriation, water tanks and drip lines
  • Monitoring the health of plants for any diseases and pests
  • Executing crop watering, pesticide and fertilizer applications as per the recommended
  • Ensurin the hihest available quality and yield of produce from current facilities from seeds or seedlins
  • Recommending changes to improve crop yields, reduce costs and increase ROI as necessary
  • Recommending appropriate crop varieties to increase the farm’s income and returns
  • Providing frequent updates to directors on the status of the farm and health of crops
  • Planning, setting production tarets, and buying materials needed for the farm, such as animal dru s and maintaining health and safety across the
  • Continuously monitoring the quality, performance of the produce and also monitoring the health and welfare of the animals
  • Manage in the firms budet, cash flow and communicating with suppliers
  • Monitoring and documenting all yields and record keeping.
  • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
  • Managin the smooth operation of breeding, estation and finishing units which includes feed and co-ordination of animal
  • Implement Bio-security controls and procedures for

Qualifications 

  • We seek self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with inte rity and a strong work
  • Good communication verbal/written, interpersonal and computer skills are required.
  • Can work without supervision.
  • A team oriented person is paramount to the success of these
  • Knowled e in latest modern aricultural practices that save on costs, are sustainable, maximize on space and are environmentally
  • Passionate about ariculture
  • Proven evidence of manaerial or leadership skills is
  • The candidate should be fit, eneretic, and resilient, and be comfortable to mana e our multi-farms.
  • Diploma or Bachelors degree in Agronomy, crop science, agribusiness management, environmental sciences or their equivalent from a recognized university
  • Previous experience in managin a farm or horticultural crops with a focus on herbs such as peppers, basil, chives
  • Experience in cow, poultry and pi
  • Must be computer
  • Excellent husbandry skills and Knowledge of Health Programme.
  • Knowled e of produce markets in Kenya and beyond

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a copy of their current resume/CV and two references (at least one in a riculture and a character reference) to hello@nilevalleyfoodsltd.com

Please include the words APPLICATION in the subject line of your email and quote expected salary in the body of your email.

Deadline: 18th December 2020

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