Agriculture Jobs in Kenya:Farm Hand / Manager Job

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Job Advert: Farm Hand / ManagerA farmers’ group practicing small scale (5-20 acres) horticultural farming seeks to employ an experienced farm hand to oversee its farm operations.

  • The farm location is currently at Ngoliba / environs but the location can change.Roles
  • Oversee land preparation as required for different horticultural products, as well as planting; and weeding either through tilling or herbicide application
  • Ensure that insecticides, pesticides, manures and fertilizers are applied according to schedule and in the right quantities
  • Oversee farm hygiene, handling of produce, harvesting, storage and sale as may be required
  • Ensure safety of tools, machinery and produce
  • Supervise farmhands
  • Keep records, and prepare weekly reports/updates
  • Keep constant, proper and suitable communication with the farmer group, and other experts that the farmer group may identify or designate

Qualities and Qualification

  • Relevant education, at least certificate or diploma in agriculture, extension, agronomy, etc
  • Demonstrable experience of not less than three years, with solid references
  • Rote knowledge of suitable crop varieties, herbicides, pesticides and insecticides
  • Thorough understanding of growing and value chain of common horticultural products including tomatoes, onions, melons, etc
  • High integrity, and ability to keep records and communicate clearly and properly
  • Able and willing to live in the farm
  • Understanding or organic farming, traceability, minimum spraying or GAP standards an added advantage

How to Apply

If interested and you meet the qualifications, send in your application and CV to [email protected] by 14th August 2015.
Including 3 referees and expected monthly allowance.
Monthly allowance will be entry level range and could have an option of bonus based on exceptional performance.

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