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S/He will oversee all daily operations at the farm, mechanical harvesting of tea leaves while ensuring good leaf quality is produced.

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

Job Description/Requirements

LOCATION: NYAMIRA

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the management of tea plantation and harvesting activities in order to achieve maximum productivity at minimum costs. S/He will oversee all daily operations at the farm, mechanical harvesting of tea leaves while ensuring good leaf quality is produced.


JOB SUMMARY: General management and administration of the Estate Activities as follows;

1. To ensure there is the adequate human resource for estate operations.

2. To prepare the land and establish tea plantations following Company guidelines and recommendations.

3. To ensure good tea bush management and harvesting of quality leaf for the factory as per Company set standards/requirements.

4. To ensure that the estate activities conform to the various certification standards (e.g. Rain Forest Alliance).


Responsibilities

1. Direct and coordinate activities such as planting, pruning, plucking.

2. Ensure effective crop husbandry in the farm in order to maximize yield per unit area/bush.

3. Advise on weather patterns and appropriate months for pruning and fertilizer application.

4. Manage daily plucking/harvesting cycles to maximize on field production.

5. Manage labour costs.

6. Ensure effective and efficient utilization of farm inputs.

7. Ensure that Good Agricultural Practices and best operating practices are implemented and adhered to in the entire supply chain of green leaf from the farm to factory.

8. Manage all the transport logistics for the farm.

9. Accountable for the delivery of best quality of green leaf to the factory.

10. Communicate all field policies and procedures and manage field staff relations.

11. Build capacity of supervisors through relevant trainings to maximize on quality and production.

12. Ensure implementation of both Local and relevant international regulations as required by the relevant certification bodies.

13. Maintaining accurate records, preparing and presenting reports as required.


Requirements

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, or any other related study.

2. At least (five) 5 years progressive work experience in a supervisory role in a tea farm.

3. Proven practical agronomic and senior management experience, with a reputable tea firm

4. Direct experience in engaging with stakeholders in an agricultural setup.


5. Knowledge of tea certification standards and processes.

6. Rain Forest Alliance certification will be an added advantage.

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