Technical Field Specialist TFS
Lagos, Lagos, ng
23h ago
source : Ecadoo

Reports to Regional Manager amp VP Operations Direct Reports Farm Supervisors Farm Extension Workers Farmers The Role We are currently scaling up on our farm project operations and we will require the services of a Technical Field Specialist for Soya Beans The Technical Field Specialist is responsible for Farm Operations and will play a key role in planning organizing and implementing the Production amp Commercialization plans for all Farmcrowdy rsquo s Farm Projects This will also involve must possess technical expertise in a given crop or livestock and must have proven working knowledge of other crops livestock of interest The role requires a reliable trustworthy conscientious self motivated professional who is always prepared to be a ldquo hands on rdquo practical farm manager when required The successful candidate s will be responsible for managing a combined team of Farm Managers Farm Extensions workers amp Farmers Key Responsibilities Farm Management To co ordinate management of all farm operations Manage the initial set up of the farm from bush clearing irrigation installations and building up your team Manage all day to day farming operations To Send Weekly lsquo Farm Updates rsquo of all operational activities Manage seed acreage contract allocations to farmers Land management of cropping systems nutrients pests tillage and other resources To increase yield by variety selection and soil improvement practices Active involvement in Selection of Farm lands Soil tests etc Co ordinate an integrated pest management system Develop a cost effective and environmentally sound method of enhancing yields Compile and Control Budgets for the farm project s Perform long and short term project management to optimize farm profit and minimize loss Preparing Risk Assessments where required Coordinate financial and physical performance of the farms Successful implementation of short and long term business plans in cooperation with the management team and ground staff People Management To create a stable workforce by providing leadership for effective management of the staff and operations of the region To provide coaching and training on developing production management programmes which will enhance productivity and profitability Facilitate Training programs Develop and Deliver appropriate training to both Farm Managers and Farm Extension Workers Coordinate training needs assessment Risk Assessment and Management Conflict Resolution Maintain regular communication with the Farm Managers and the Farm Extension workers Liaise and interact with Farmers rsquo co operatives Farming communities located within the region Requirements Ideal candidates for this role should have Master rsquo s degree with specialization in any Agric related field Plant breeding Agronomy Crop Protection or related Agric Disciplines At least 5 years of hands on experience in agricultural processes and farms operations with focus on Production Management and Commercialization Must be able to provide evidence on a previous farm project s with reference from the farm rsquo s management about a successful out come Research work in any of the Crop mentioned below Must have the practical evidence based results from research project s executed Must have working knowledge of crops peculiar to given regions Knowledge of Irrigation Farming is an added advantage Must have working knowledge of other grain crops and or livestock peculiar to given regions Willingness to Travel to different locations when required Skills Required Organisational and time management skills Ability to work under pressure Supervisory skills and Management ability Numerical aptitude Self motivation and the ability to motivate others Strong analytical skills with the ability to make sound decisions and solve problems Effective leader and team player receptive to feedback and willing to learn new things and share knowledge and skills embracing continuous improvement Negotiating skills Language proficiency English amp other Indigenous Languages Professional Affiliations Must demonstrate ownership of an Agric Support Network Must belong to a Professional Body Group that is related affiliated to Agriculture Must have access to Federal State Ministries and or Parastatals which are responsible for Agriculture Products Equipment and otherwise

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