Job vacancy Field and Technical Manager

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Mayfair Suites, 4th Floor, Westlands, Nairobi
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Job Type
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Job Status
Full Time
Announced
24 September, 2022
Job Title

Field and Technical Manager

Job Presentation

Agriculture Jobs In Kenya.

Title: Field and Technical Manager,

Industry: Agribusiness,

Location: Various part of Kenya,

Gross salary:  Kshs 80k – 100k, 

Our client is an agricultural enterprise involved in the growing, contracting and exporting of fresh fruits, and vegetables and largely working with small-holder farmers in the country. They seek to hire a Field and Technical Manager who will be responsible for overseeing and management of the avocado, passion fruit, mangos, and vegetables out growers and the company’s farm operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall supervision of agronomists, farm supervisors and other field workers by providing proper leadership, guidance, and control in order to have an effective field operation.
  • The employee will have a leading role in implementing the company’s ongoing and proposed projects amongst the farmer’s schemes e.g. permaculture, living wages, Living Incomes and agroforestry.
  • Increase fruit production and quality by among other intervention measures ensuring proper adoption of agreed farming practices amongst the growers notably pests and diseases management.
  • Equip producers with knowledge, awareness of organic farming principles, better avocado orchard management and certifications for organic, GlobalGap, Fairtrade and SMETA, through farmer training and other relevant instruments.
  • Develop production protocols for commercialized crops.
  • Oversee the company’s passion fruit growing and other proposed projects.
  • Communicate effectively about the company’s farmer development model, plans etc. to farmers, project stakeholders and the wider public to advance its vision and mission.

Requirements

  • A minimum degree in BSC Crops, Agriculture or Horticulture.
  • 3- 5 years of experience working with small-holder farmers in commercial-oriented schemes or a large-scale farm enterprise is necessary.
  • Conversant or working experience with either GlobalGap/Grasp or EU organic standards in a busy farming environment.
  • Demonstrable agronomic skills in fruit orchard management especially avocados and passion fruits.
  • Abilities to train farmers and peers and disseminate good agricultural practices and adoption thereof with emphasis on environmental sound practice.
  • Abilities to use MS office suite.
  • A highly organized individual with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrable creativity and a strategic thinker.
  • Good leadership and managerial skills are a requisite.
  • Goal achievement orientation and self-starter.
  • Passion for social-economic impact amongst poor producers.
  • A valid driving license.
  • The job will entail intensive travel to the growing sites

 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 (Field and Technical Manager – Agribusiness) to [email protected] before 1st October 2022

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