Dairy Farm Manager Job in Kenya

Our client in the Agricultural sector is sourcing for a Farm Manager to be based at the Dairy farm located in the Kenya Highlands.

The farm is approximately 848 acres with about 70 employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • Supervise or undertake practical activities, such as driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock or spraying fields
  • Marketing the farm’s products
  • Buy supplies, such as fertilizer and seeds
  • Arrange the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
  • Plan and be responsible for the training, mentoring and monitoring of all farm employees
  • Understand the implications of the weather and make contingency plans
  • Make sure products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets
  • Ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations
  • Monitor animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets
  • Maintain a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
  • Apply health and safety standards across the farm
  • Comply with NEMA regulations
  • Weekly across the board progress reports with ownership
  • Regular performance appraisals of all farm employees to ensure standards are upheld

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous hands-on farming experience specifically dairy
  • Education: farm business management, or agricultural engineering, or land management
  • Organisational and time-management skills
  • Supervisory skills and management ability
  • A full driving license ( for car, tractor, lorry)
  • Familiarity with milking machinery and animal feed processing
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to motivate others
  • Negotiation skills
  • IT skills incl. Word processing and spreadsheets
  • A good understanding of modern farming methods
  • A commitment to animal welfare

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: jobs@hcsafrica.com with Farm Manager on the Subject line.


Agriculture and Agribusiness
Updated: February 5, 2018 — 4:03 pm