Milk Procurement and Extension Manager Career Opportunity in Kiambu, Kenya

Job Title: Milk Procurement and Extension Manager – Dairy

Industry: FMCG

Location: Kiambu

Gross Salary: Competitive

Our client, one of the leading FMCG companies in Kenya seeks to hire a Milk Procurement and extension Manager tasked with providing the required support to drive effective service delivery to both active and inactive farmers to achieve high quantity and quality on-farm productivity and grow delivery of milk to the factory.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build a strong and loyal raw milk supply base from the farmers in the Society’s catchment areas.
  • Monitor and continuously grow milk volumes delivered to Society, and raise any concerns for timely interventions.
  • Offer extension services to the Society’s dairy farmers.
  • Develop and implement strategies on how to reactivate dormant farmers and onboard new farmers.
  • Advice the Management and the Board on ways of improving members’ services and commitment.
  • Lead the extension department in developing, implementing, and conducting comprehensive and effective farmers’ training, organized field visits, and support services.
  • Coordinate with the Quality Control Officer on quality improvement of milk supplied by members and troubleshooting milk quality issues from the farmer level.
  • Take the lead in guiding the extension department to initiate new technologies for adoption by the Society’s dairy farmers e.g climate-smart dairy farming, use of ICT tools, etc
  • Disseminate any relevant information to the members, especially on all services available to them.
  • Provide technical advice on design elements (extension model and relevant approaches) to strengthen and reform the extension system.
  • Advice the Management and the Board on how to increase milk delivery by farmers.
  • Lead extension department in developing strategies to support the Society’s farmers to do dairy as a business; aspects of record keeping, reducing the cost of production, etc
  • Structure work plans, targets, and reports for the extension department.
  • Coordinate with other relevant departments to support the achievement of milk volumes and extension services for the members
  • Submit daily, weekly and monthly res to General Manager on activities done, results, challenges, and, recommendations.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture extension, and education, or any other related field
  • With at least 3-4 years of experience in Extension services
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • 2 years valid driving license /Motorbike

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in the local dialect.
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Management skills
  • Result oriented
  • Innovative

How to Apply

Forward your CV only to the application deadline is Wednesday 21st April 2023, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.