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Monday, July 3, 2017

Commercial Farm Manager Job at Jeff & Sanders - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Commercial Farm Manager

Jobs at:
Jeff & Sanders

Deadline of this Job:
by the 22nd July 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Our client is a Commercial Farm that specializes in Horticulture. They grow papaya (pawpaw). mangoes, avocado, jackfruit, pineapples, water melon and citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines, lemon and lime), etc
Qur client seeks to recruit a Farm Manager With solid work experience and knowledge in Horticulture and farm management.
Overall Purpose:
The Farm manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the affairs of the farm do administratively and technically.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Primary Roles
  • Develop strategies for maximum yield to g include monitonng and maintaining the quality of yield.
  • Plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against agreed upon budget parameters.
  • Coordinate and oversee major farm activities like cultivating, planting, spraying and harvesting
  • Manage the day to day administration of the farm
  • Purchase of farm supplies such as fertilizers and seeds.
  • Maintain knowledge of pests and diseases, and understanding of how they spread and be diligent in their control and treatment.
  • Maintain up to date records of finances, expenditures, incomes, progress, yields and all other resources.
  • Seek to meet any regulatory obligations that ‘ apply.
Secondary Roles
  • Sourcing for market for all farm products and ensure e produce fetches a good price.
  • Maintain an awareness of mar _et and customer demands, standards and sustainability.
  • Develop simple strategies for business development.
  • Supervise and manage the performance and welfare of all farm staff.
  • Develop work plans and assign activities to farm staff.
  • Create an awareness of and implement health and safety standards.
  • identify any talent gaps and source for suitable talent of these gaps.
Minimum Qualifications, knowledge and Experience
  • Diploma or certificate or any to_m1al qualification In agricultural science, agribusiness and related field.
  • At least3years' experience in fruit tree/ crop management and production and farm management.
  • Up to date with agricultural commodity market
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent problem analysis and problem - solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Responsible attitude and able to work independently .
  • Able to handle isolation and minimal social interaction.
  • Basic knowledge of animal husbandry is an added advantage.
Competencies:
  • Able to Decide and initiate Action
  • Able to Lead and Supervise.
  • Able to Plan and Organize.
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking.
Job application procedure
Please send our application letter and CV to alexmukiibi@gmail.com and copy Kintumwanje@gmail.com 5:00 pm on Saturday 15th July, 2017. DO NOT attach any other documents; it is not a requirement at this point.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by the 22nd July 2017, consider your application unsuccessful.