Job Summary

Our client is located in Nairobi dealing with commercial farming, targeting both domestic and export markets. They are seeking to hire a farm manager.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Horticulture from any credible university
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in a commercial farm environment, managing farm assets and farm labour
  • Experience and knowledge about cultivating common greenhouse crops.
  • Committed to working in a remote environment
  • Deep knowledge of agrochemicals and the permissible residue levels for various markets.
  • Must be conversant with greenhouse and open field farming technology
  • Keen on learning, growing, and contributing to a small team of experienced people in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently while constantly informing management using reports, charts and memos.

Responsibilities 

  • Managing all on-farm activities to include planning of all seeding, nursery, growing and harvesting, sorting, packaging, pruning, pest control, record keeping, maintenance of standards of health and safety as per G.A.P Certificate
  • Overall welfare of the plants in order to meet the 90% yield quota
  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, pruning, packaging, grading and equipment maintenance
  • Marketing of farm produce and Coordination with logistics and sales staff to ensure correct timing of harvest-ready produce
  • Efficient utilization of farm labour to avoid high wage bill, and cutting down on unnecessary farm costs
  • Stock-taking of farm Inputs and know when re-order levels are due
  • Implement a farm records management system, and timely updates to management on progress status
  • Prepare annual, bi-annual work plans and break then down into short to midterm work plans
  • Report progress against work plans weekly, monthly and quarterly
  • Embrace innovative ways to farming, advising on best practice
  • Ensure adherence to Horticultural Crops Development Authority regulations, including Food Safety and Quality, Environment Safety and Workers Welfare, Health and Safety
  • Post-harvest processing including storage and packaging in preparation of sale
  • Implement farm safety procedures at all times

Salary - 40,000 Negotiable depending on work experience

 

How to Apply: Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit a detailed CV in word format as an attachment with at least three referees to quoting the job reference on the subject. Note: 

Our recruitment terms and conditions apply, An agency fee will be charged.

 

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