Farm Manager – Homabay, Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client a venture-backed Kenyan agritech startup that fundamentally transforms the productivity of smallholder farmers is seeking to hire a . The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including planting, harvesting, irrigation, pest control and overall crop management. The ideal candidate Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in experience in farm management, preferably with a background in managing onion, tomato, and bean crops.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including planting, harvesting, irrigation, pest control, and overall crop management.
  • Provide expert advice on soil management, crop selection, planting techniques, and disease control to optimize yields and quality.
  • Develop and manage budgets, plan crop rotations, and strategize to ensure profitability while maintaining sustainability.
  • Ensure that crop yield targets and harvest cost targets are consistently hit.
  • Supervise and train farm workers, fostering a culture of productivity, safety, and efficiency.
  • Maintain accurate records of farming activities, expenses, yields, and any other relevant data for analysis and decision-making.
  • Explore and implement innovative agritech solutions that can enhance productivity and efficiency on the farm.

Qualifications

  • Must have a degree in horticulture or related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in experience in farm management, preferably with a background in managing onion, tomato, and bean crops.
  • Understanding of modern agricultural practices, irrigation techniques, pest management, and crop-specific requirements.
  • Ability to lead a team effectively, communicate clearly, and make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Capacity to identify issues, troubleshoot problems, and adapt to changing situations on the farm.
  • A strong sense of accountability and follow through.
  • Eagerness to explore and adopt new technologies and methodologies to improve farming practices.

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Salary: Monthly Gross Salary: Kes 200,000 (Approx. 1,311 USD)
Location: Homabay, Kenya
Career Level: Mid Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 30/11/2024