One Acre Fund Green House Manager Job in Kenya

Green House Manager Needed- One Acre Fund
Farmers First

Industry:    Nonprofit/International Development/Agriculture
Function:    Horticultural Innovations
Employer:    One Acre Fund

Job Title:    Green House Manager

Job Location:    Rural Kenya
Commitment:    Short Term Position

Organization Description
  • One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 
  • One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. W
  • e provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 
  • Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  
  • We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.
  • We are seeking an experienced grower to manage a greenhouse in Bungoma. In this role you be responsible for day-to-day operation of our greenhouse, including sanitation, irrigation, pest control, and cultivation.
  • We are looking for an experienced, strong team-player with training in agricultural sciences, a developed ability to manage horticultural trials.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Organizing pre-planting land preparation, including ploughing and use of herbicides
  • Planting and maintaining ¼ acre of maize plants, including fertilizer application and management of drip irrigation system
  • Plant sample collection for testing in a Bungoma lab
  • Daily record-keeping
  • Pesticide and herbicide application both in and around greenhouse
Requirements:
  • We are seeking experienced growers with 3+ years of agricultural experience, at least one of which was in a greenhouse
  • Candidates should have leadership experience and feel comfortable working independently
  • Specific knowledge of maize, irrigation, and proper pesticide use and application is critical
  • Curiosity and capacity to learn is also a plus—this will not be a typical greenhouse, and some of our procedures and processes will be quite different
  • Must have a college or university certification in the agricultural sciences or a related field.
  • Must have received a C+ or higher on KCSE
  • Must speak fluent English, Kiswahili
  • Must already be residing/or willing to reside in Bungoma
All candidates should provide at least 3 references who we can contact for additional information. References will ideally be former bosses or colleagues who are able to speak to candidate’s qualities.

Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. 

We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

Location

The Agronomist will work in our Bungoma Western Region.

Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation:  Salary Negotiable with Performance Based Incentives
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and small transportation allowances

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Green House Manager+ Salary Expectation)

Application end Date is 16th November 2012 at 5pm.

Please do not apply if you do not meet our strict requirements above!



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