The position requires an extremely organized person with excellent interpersonal skills.
The candidate will work closely with the farm staff providing manual / technical support. Responsibilities include but not limited to.
Responsible for daily running of the farm, ensuring that all farm activities run smoothly and profitably with sound managerial and technical practices.
Undertake the supervision of all farm production and planning, from land clearing, through soil preparation, crop management and harvesting up to delivery to farm gate.
Generating reports on all aspects of the farm.
Experience in managing the human and material resources to profitably produce and sell crop produce based on projected costs and returns.
Clear understanding and practical experience in the profit and loss analysis of crop production
Ability to select and recruit suitably qualified Farm Assistants and casual laborers.
Understanding of the commercial and marketing activities as well as production and price cycles of farm.
Should have experience in rural community relationship management
Should have Knowledge and practical field experience in managing profitable greenhouse farms by adopting best management practice (agronomic, human, and material resources).
Should have knowledge and experience in achieving targeted crop yield through planned activities from land preparation to harvesting including varietal selection across various crop growing seasons, whether open or Green house farming
Should be innovative and ready to adopt new improved technology for production, monitoring and decision making.
Experience in the organization and management of out growers / in growers’ schemes to achieve production targets will be an advantage.
Ability to create relationships around his activities such as networking with other farm managers, processors, NGOs, Government agricultural support schemes, communities and research institutes for knowledge exchange, social harmony, and sourcing of required farm labour as may be needed.
Minimum years of experience :
3-5 years experience.
FSLC / SSCE / JSCE / NABTEB / ADN / OND / ND / NCE / BSc / B. Ed / B. Tech in Agricultural Science or any related field.
Applicant must be well versed with all operations of vegetable farming.