Assistant Farm Manager

Job Categories:

Agriculture


Date Posted:

2019-08-29

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:
Job Purpose:
The Assistant Farm Manager will be responsible for the daily planning, organization, supervision and administration of activities on farm estates.
 
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan and direct development and production of hybrid plant varieties with high yield or disease and insect resistant characteristics.
  • Purchase and arrange for sale of crops.
  • Record information, such as production, farm management practices, and parent stock, and prepares financial and operational reports
  • Analyzes soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production.
  • organizing sales and purchases of livestock, farm equipment, crops and agricultural products
  • Setting budgets and production targets
  • Keeping records of livestock and/or crops and financial records
  • Recruiting training/instructing and supervising farm workers
  • Ensuring compliance with government regulations and health and safety standards
  • Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases organizing maintenance/repair of farm property, equipment and machinery
 
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of food production and an awareness of customer demand, food standards and sustainability
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Supervisory skills and management ability
  • Numerical aptitude
  • Willingness to be outside in all weathers and patience to undertake all sorts of practical, sometimes repetitive jobs

 


Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Agriculture or Related
  • Must have 3 - 5 years of work experience with a well established farm
  • Must have Good understanding of modern farming methods
  • Understanding of the ways in which farming impacts the environment.
 
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com  and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com  
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.