University of Eldoret Job Senior Farm Manager


Scale 13
Ref: UOE/SFM/ADM/VC/04/06/2016

The University of Eldoret is a public University with nine (9) schools namely; Agriculture and Biotechnology; Science; Environmental Studies; Engineering; Natural Resource Management; Education; Business and Management Sciences; Human Resource Development and Economics.

It has over 20, 000 students, 1,500 employees and land measuring 1,057 acres.

Senior Farm Manager Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Being the head of the University Farm department;
  • Being in charge of the coordination and management of the farm;
  • Formulation and implementation of farm policies and strategies;
  • Preparing the staff establishment of the Farm Workers;
  • Advise the University management on staff training and development;
  • Preparing the budgeting and procurement of all the farm requirements;
  • Ensuring that all the required quality standards are maintained in the farm products;
  • Staff development and capacity building and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience for the Senior Farm Manager Job

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural related field or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience in a relevant field;
  • Knowledge in Information Communication Technology;
  • Management training lasting not less than three (3) months;
  • Membership registration with relevant professional body;
  • Doctorate degree in relevant field is an added advantage.

General Requirements

  • All applicants must satisfy the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya by getting clearances from the following bodies:
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB);
  • Commission for University Education (CUE) and
  • Current certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service

Terms and Conditions of Service

  • Appointment to the positions of the University Librarian, Senior Legal
  • Officer and the Senior Assistant Registrar (HR) will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
  • The position of the Senior Farm Manager will be on a contract terms for a period of three years renewable subject to performance.
  • Successful candidates will be offered competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government public service guidelines.

How to Apply

All applicants for the above positions are advised to send six (6) copies of the applications.

Applicants are advised to indicate the reference of the position applied on the envelope.

Applicants for the position should send soft copies of their applications via e-mail address to Vice-Chancellor at [email protected]. or hand delivered applications to be dropped in the Procurement Box in the Vice-Chancellor’s office using the Vice-Chancellor address given below or send by post.

All applicants should submit detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, and membership of the professional associations, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts.

Applicants should provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.

Applicants are advised to contact their referees to write and send confidential reports using the addresses given below;

Applications should be received on or before
Wednesday the 29th June, 2016 at 4.30 pm.

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

University of Eldoret is an Equal Opportunity Employer and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.