Hydroponic Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

Hydroponic Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya


Our Client is an innovative hydroponics farm located in the outskirts of Nairobi, and produces a variety of vegetables on several acres of open soil.

They seek to recruit an experienced hydroponics grower who will be responsible for the production of greenhouse-grown high-quality horticultural crops, optimize farm operations and maximize production outputs to realize revenue. Women are encouraged to apply.

Location:

  • Outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya

    Industry:

  • Farming

    Salary:

  • 40 – 50K

    Responsibilities

  • Managing all on-farm activities to include planning of all seeding, nursery, growing and harvesting
  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, packaging, grading and equipment maintenance
  • Management, training and supervision of all farm staff
  • Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures or to identify problems and initiate corrective action as necessary
  • Oversee the Nutrient balancing and management of the hydroponics system, plant health, control of pests,
    Water quality testing (including pH, EC, temperature and other critical parameters Stock control;
  • Adherence to and where required improvement of Standard Cultivation Operating Procedures and health and safety requirements, and ensuring that all farm activities are carried out accordingly
  • Providing periodic operations reports to the management team, reporting on progress vs targets and production reports
  • Requisition or purchase of supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts/lubricants, tools and implementation of stock control measures.
  • 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
  • Coordination with logistics and sales staff to ensure correct timing of harvest-ready produce

    Requirements

  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences or Horticulture
  • 3-5 years’ experience in hydroponics farming (nutrient formulae, preparing solutions, nutrient requirements, deficiencies, toxicities, pH, Do, conductivity, salinity, growth regulators)
  • Extensive practical experience and knowledge about cultivating common greenhouse crops
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply
    Knowledge of organic farming and permaculture techniques is an advantage
    Keen on learning, growing, and contributing with a small team of experienced people in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently while contributing in a team environment
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in all MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and take initiative.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 18th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Hydroponic Farm Manager Jobs in Kenya

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