Agronomist / Farm Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Agronomist / Farm Manager

Industry: Agriculture

Gross Salary: Competitive

We are urgently searching for an Agronomist/farm manager with a good business sense for our horticultural farm.

His/her responsibilities will include monitoring staff, crops, and livestock, purchasing supplies, preparing budgets and reports, and ensuring maximum profit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzing existing operations, crops, livestock, staff, and financial documents and recommending improvements.
  • Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting.
  • Ensuring staff understands expectations.
  • Visiting the different divisions to inspect crops and livestock, and also perform tests on soil and water.
  • Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are optimally used and regularly restocked.
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery.
  • Handling the marketing and sale of products produced on the farm.
  • Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of new staff members.
  • Maintain and monitor the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops.
  • Monitor animal health and welfare, including liaising with Government vets.
  • Maintain knowledge of pests, and diseases, understanding how they spread and how to treat them.
  • Apply health and safety standards across the farm estate
  • Visiting different divisions to inspect crops, and livestock and also perform tests on soil and water.
  • Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked
  • Preparing budgets and financial reports.
  • Advise the Directors accordingly.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in an agriculture-related field, Agronomist or equivalent.
  • A business management qualification will be a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of extensive experience in managing a large horticulture and livestock farm.
  • Strong general management, staff management, and demonstrated leadership skills,
  • Be able to properly manage teams and employees within a difficult environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Report writing skills.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV and application letter only quoting the job title on the email subject (Agronomist/Farm Manager) to before 17th June 2022.