AGRIC JOBS VACANCIES batch 41

  1. Farm Manager CORPORATE

Job Purpose              

The farm manager will be responsible for the financial and physical performance of the farm. He is responsible for implementing the short and long term business plans. He is expected to drive the business to ensure success.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans & Oversees the Execution of the running of all units on the farm
  • Directs and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in poultry and vegetation unit production.
  • Supervise day-to-day activity, organize rosters and schedule tasks/activities that need to be undertaken.
  • Plans and allocates feed using feed budgeting techniques to achieve production targets.
  • Plans finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • Sets budgets and production targets
  • Records information such as production and farm management practices.
  • Keeps records of poultry and/or crops and financial records
  • Prepares financial and operational reports.
  • Undertakes practical activities, such as feeding poultry and tending to farm vegetation.
  • Monitor animal health and soil conditions.
  • Maintain and monitor the quality of yield of all farm units.
  • Maintain a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them;
  • Analyzes soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production.
  • Oversees the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment.
  • Recruits, trains and supervises staff
  • Plans activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them
  • Understands the implications of the weather and make contingency plans
  • Ensures current government regulations concerning farm activities are complied with.
  • Enforces health and safety standards across the farm
  • Ensures biosecurity measures on the farm
  • Maintains farm infrastructure and landscape
  • Ensures all relevant company policies are understood and adhered to
  • Works within best practice environmental guidelines.
  • Provides training/coaching to staff to enable them to competently carry out tasks required of them on farm.
  • Conducts monthly and quarterly review of farm staff performance.
  • Maintains employment records.
  • Ensures that health and safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to.
  • Reviews, implements and improves health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensures new staff are inducted and aware of company policies and are given role clarity
  • Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety
  • Identification and reporting of hazard/danger, accidents, near misses, and property damage at the workplace
  • Ensuring the appropriate training and record keeping is undertaken.
  • Correct use of appropriate safety gear / equipment

Key Performance Indicators

  • Increased productivity and profit.
  • Optimal efficiency of all farm units.
  • Timely informed business decisions.
  • Profitability per unit
  • Reduction of the level of production risk
  • Measurable implementation of overall company goals
  • Increased farm staff efficiency & Retention
  • Overall reduction of all types of waste
  • Monitoring, reduction & maintenance of variable costs

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports analyzing productivity of all units.
  • Monthly reports on input and output of all farm units analyzing production rates and trend.
  • Weekly and Monthly notifications of vaccines, drugs and plant treatment.

Background experience/qualifications

  • BSC in Agricultural Science or a related course
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in any of the below listed roles;

(a) Animal (Poultry) Nutrition

(b) Animal (Poultry) Production & Health

(c) Agronomy

 

2 Head Supervisor Vegetation Unit/Agronomist

Job Purpose

The Head Agronomy engages in a study of soil, plants, seeds, and produce to better understand crop needs and develop more effective and efficient farming practices that improves harvest volume & quality. They conduct research, take and test samples, and solve complex problems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Studies plants and soil in order to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improve crop yield, and solve problems facing the agriculture industry.
  • Researches, develops, and promotes farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.
  • Visits fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
  • Determines the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
  • Keeps detailed records regarding fields, crops, and samples.
  • Generates reports and presents findings to management, clients, or other interested parties.
  • Promotes produce and techniques through educational presentations.
  • Searches and develops new techniques for farming so that new and useful crops can be grown. Plans certain ways through which the crops can be grown even when they cannot be grown due to different seasons.

Develops innovative research-based techniques in agronomist functions and programs.

Create strategies in strengthening crop production and crop management.

Study, assess and evaluate soil chemistry and soil testing.

Initiate newer techniques in soil management processes.

Studies and evaluates plants, their biological aspects and their growth behavior.

Conducts research on latest trends in crop and soil management.

Develops ways to make crops more pest-resistant.

Develops and implement quality initiatives in agronomist programs.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Increase in Volume & Quality of Harvest
  • Field utilization rate
  • People efficiency
  • Mechanization utilization
  • Profitability
  • Investments evaluation
  • Average usage period of fertilizer, pesticides, chemicals and other inputs

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports on research embarked upon and devised techniques.
  • Monthly reports on input and output of all farm units analyzing production rates and trend.
  • Monthly notifications on pesticides, herbicides, seeds, fertilizer and plant treatment.

Background experience/qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Science or related field.
  • Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.
  • Sales and presentation skills are also a major plus.

Reporting Relationships

Functionally reports to: Vegetation Unit Manager/Farm Manager

Administratively reports to: Human Resources Manager​

Primary Place of Assignment: Awowo and Abattoir

HOW TO APPLY

Send your application letter and CV to worldfarmerscenter2017@gmail.com with your desired position as the subject matter

CLOSING DATE: March 1st 2021

 

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