Nyayo Tea Zones Outgrowers Manager Job in Kenya

Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation (NTZDC) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, whose overall mandate is the promotion of forest conservation through the creation of buffer zones of tea along the gazetted forests to check against human encroachment.

The Corporation’s operations are spread over nineteen (19) zones and two factories across Kenya, in the East and West of Rift Valley. The Corporation’s major activities are in tea growing, tea factory operations and local sales distribution of value added teas.

The corporation seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following position:

Outgrowers Manager

Overall Responsibility:

To efficiently and effectively manage the outgrowers programme for strategic high-quality green leaf delivery to the Factory.

Key Tasks:

  • Manage the outgrowers scheme
  • Recruit farmers as company outgrowers
  • Offer agricultural extension services to the farmers.
  • Maintain a farmer’s database as per legal requirements.
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality tea from registered farmers.
  • Liaison between the factory management and farmers to ensure effective communication.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of greenleaf standards, levels and targets
  • Continuous monitoring and review of the green leaf production levels and targets.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and management of greenleaf records and information
  • Preparation, timely production and distribution of required reports.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Must be a holder of bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Farm Management or related fields.
  • Must be a holder of Certificate or Diploma in Management
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to develop and manage key external relationships

General Requirements:

All candidates must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity, and obtain the appropriate certification from the:

  1. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  2. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  3. Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  4. Higher Education Loan Board (HELB)
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Interested qualified candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time telephone contacts, current gross salary, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant professional and academic certificates and testimonials.

Applicants should indicate the position applied for at the top of the envelop to be received before 26th February 2019 and addressed to the:

Managing Director
Nyayo Tea Zones Dev. Corp.
P.O Box 48552 – 00100

Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

Agriculture and Agribusiness
Updated: February 13, 2019 — 9:28 pm