Gap Recruitment Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

Gap Recruitment Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Our client is located in Isinya dealing with commercial farming, targeting both the domestic and export markets.

  • They are seeking to hire a farm manager who will be responsible for operational efficiency and be responsible in making a business case for the farm.

    Responsibilities

  • Managing all on-farm activities to include planning of all seeding, nursery, growing and harvesting, sorting, packaging, pruning, pest control, record keeping, maintenance of standards of health and safety as per G.A.P Certificate

  • Overall welfare of the plants in order to meet the 90% yield quota

  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, pruning, packaging, grading and equipment maintenance

  • Marketing of farm produce and Coordination with logistics and sales staff to ensure correct timing of harvest-ready produce

  • Efficient utilization of farm labour to avoid high wage bill, and cutting down on unnecessary farm costs

  • Stock-taking of farm Inputs and know when re-order levels are due

  • Implement a farm records management system, and timely updates to management on progress status

  • Prepare annual, bi-annual work plans and break then down into short to midterm work plans

  • Report progress against work plans weekly, monthly and quarterly

  • Embrace innovative ways to farming, advising on best practice

  • Ensure adherence to Horticultural Crops
    Development Authority regulations, including Food Safety and Quality, Environment Safety and Workers Welfare, Health and Safety

  • Post-harvest processing including storage and
    packaging in preparation of sale

  • Implement farm safety procedures at all times

    Qualifications

  • Degree in agricultural economics, agronomy, agriculture

  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in a commercial farm environment, managing farm assets and farm labour

  • experience and knowledge about cultivating common greenhouse crops.

  • Committed to working in a remote environment

  • Candidates aged 28 – 40 years are preferred
    Deep knowledge of agrochemicals and the permissible residue levels for various markets.

  • Must be conversant with greenhouse and open field farming technology

  • Keen on learning, growing, and contributing to a small team of experienced people in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work independently while constantly informing management using reports, charts and memos.

    How to Apply

  • If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Farm Manager – Isinya) to jobs@gaprecruitment.co.ke by or before Monday 25th May 2020

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