The Pharo Foundation Production Supervisor Jobs in Ethiopia

The Pharo Foundation Production Supervisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Summary

  • The Production Supervisor (PS) role is a middle management position based at the farm approximately 60km from Assosa in the BGRS Region of Ethiopia.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling the production and technical activities of the farm.

  • The PS will also ensure that the quality of the produce is to the expected standards.

  • In addition, they will manage the production team, made up of both permanent and seasonal workers.

  • The ideal person will be a seasoned and experienced private sector expert, having demonstrated expertise overseeing crop production in a large commercial farm or in a similar environment.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and coordinate the production and crop management work schedule, specifying activities to the carried out and ensuring that these are effectively done and in a cost efficient manner.

  • Ensure the proper utilization of agricultural inputs and labor required for the production operation, as per the given plan.

  • Based on the amount of area planned for development, establish crop nurseries and determine the required amount of seedlings that need raising.

  • Inspect, monitor and provide appropriate technical services on daily basis to ensure healthy, strong and productive crops.

  • Control the proper utilization of any agricultural inputs required for each activity.

  • Prepare well-narrated and descriptive weekly, monthly quarterly and yearly performance reports and submit to immediate supervisor.

  • Generate and implement new ideas, practices and techniques that enable the farm to be more productive and sustainable.

  • Evaluate the performance of the subordinates and workers.

  • Give on job training to fields workers and develop their skills to improve production and quality.

  • Any other duties as and when required by immediate supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience Requirements

  • Diploma level education in agriculture or related field and with at least 5 years’ experience managing crop production at a commercial farm.

  • Knowledge of and experience in the agribusiness industry is required.

  • Good computer skills with ability to work using MS Office suite.

  • Excellent spoken and written English.

  • A self-starter, capable of working independently and with the ability to produce high quality results under pressure.

    Behavioural Competencies

  • Great attention to detail and a flexible approach to work. High professional and ethical standards.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and coordinating skills.

  • Positive outlook and outgoing personality with solid interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

  • Motivated to learn and perform and not afraid to ask questions.

  • Willing to challenge status quo and add value by introducing positive change.

  • Good communicator and comfortable to work in a team environment.

    How to Apply

  • The application deadline is 6th November 2020.

  • Review of complete applications will be on a rolling basis.

  • In the event that we identify an outstanding early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline.

  • For this reason, we encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time.

  • Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

  • Please send the information listed below, as a single PDF file, to the following email address: Please indicate ‘’Application for FARM Production Supervisor’’ in the email subject line.

  • A detailed CV and Covering Letter,

  • A 1,000-word essay on both of these:

  • What experience have you gained that makes you think that you are the most qualified candidate for the role?

  • A one-page list of five references with current addresses, phone numbers, and email contacts.

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