Job Title: Farm Manager
Employer: Global Skill Consulting and Education
Duty Station: Mwanza, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 19th May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture having majored in horticulture
5-8 years of progressive experience.
Technical and practical competence in horticulture.
Not more than forty years of age
Can live in remote areas
The farm managers will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of a farm. Specific tasks may vary depending on the type of farm but in general include:
Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters;
Perform practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery, spraying fields, etc;
Marketing the farm's products;
Buying supplies, such as fertiliser and seeds;
Make timely arrangement for the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment;
Training and mentoring staff.
Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield.
Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans;
Making sure that products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets;
Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations;
Knowledgeable about pests and diseases and how to treat them;
Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate;
Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity;
Keeping financial records up to date.
How to Apply:
All applicants should send their CV to; firstname.lastname@example.org .Deadline for the application is 19th May 2014.Qualified candidates will be contacted.