Job Summary

The Field Operations Officer will be responsible for: Providing technical advisory to the organization, oversight of the farming calendar, training content/curriculum development and the organization's revenue streams from: inputs, outputs and training.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Reports to: COO 
Reporting to you: Field Officers; Farm Managers
Key Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the organization’s revenue streams and the set weekly/monthly/annual targets.
  • Managing, organizing and supervising the Field Officers;providing training and managing their performance; ensuring their individual targets are met.
  • Developing & tracking the planting calendar; ensuring maximum productivity for the organization owned farms.
  • Developing and implementing the training curriculum for the organization.
  • Acting as a source of reference for the organization in the farming life cycle; and coming up with implementable field strategies.
  • Participate in material planning and creation of BOM (Bill of Materials) for our farms, farmers and SFP farmers
  • Works with farm managers to gain feedback and upper-level management to report on findings. 
  • The field operations manager conducts meetings and prepares analytical reports and summaries for higher-level management.
  • Travels to the different regions the organization has representation whenever required.
  • Establish, communicate, and evaluate progress towards field goals and benchmarks
Qualifications :
  • A degree in Agri-Business Management, Agriculture-Economics, or any other Agriculture based degree.
  • Experience in developing farmer to farmer support systems or Training.
  • Must be an active member of an Agriculture based/Farming Social Media page (PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH ONE IN YOUR APPLICATION)
  • Over 5 years working experience as a Field Agronomist in an agricultural company; AT LEAST 2 years in management/ supervisory role.
  • Proven experience in Commercial Farm Management.
  • Preferably an accident/incident free BCE- and FG driver. (Heavy commercial and Motorcycle).
Required Skills:
  • Must have excellent reporting and record keeping skills.
  • Have experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain management.
  • Have a good understanding of farming dynamics with respect to: food security, household incomes and agriculture commercialization.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Attention to detail with good organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft office suite with strong emphasis to PowerPoint, Excel for Office use
  • Excellent organization, outstanding interpersonal and management skills
  • Must be an independent thinker
  • Must be highly motivated and results oriented as well as work well under pressure.
  • Time management and self-motivation are extremely important.
Applications must have:
  • ½ page motivational letter stating why you are best suited for the position and how you have helped farmers succeed.
  • 2-page PowerPoint presentation on how you have helped farmers
  • Updated CV with contact details of 3 referees.
Deadline: 17th August 2019

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