Ranch Project Manager Job in Laikipia, Kenya

Our Client, a Ranch in Laikipia County seeks to fill the position for Project Manager.

Location: Laikipia.

Reports to: Executive Director.


Nursery Management:

Oversee all activities within the nursery compound inclusive but not exclusive to:

  • The upkeep and maintenance of the nursery compound and all infrastructure within
  • Land and medium preparation
  • Potting, planting, and grafting of scions
  • General plant hygiene and health
  • Fertilization and pest control activities as agreed with the director
  • Management of Inventories and logistics
  • The utilization, management and maintenance of the irrigation system
  • Health and Safety – ensure safe working conditions
  • Quality control
  • Trialling new techniques and methodologies
  • Establishment of a model avocado orchard within the compound

Sourcing of Inputs:

Responsible for the Sourcing of inputs:

  • Avocado seeds from the local community
  • High quality Haas scions for grafting purposes
  • Compost, fertilizers and nutrients as required
  • Crop hygiene and pest control as required

Community Outreach:

  • Working closely with community team on the selection of farmers for the program
  • Demonstration and Training of good practises to the community as required

People Management

  • Ensure that all labour in the section is effective and efficient and that all staff achieves the recommended daily tasks.
  • Maintain staff discipline and welfare in accordance with the company policy.
  • Train staff in best practises for planting, grafting, crop maintenance and hygiene, pest management and all other practices as necessary


  • Ensure that the nursery, operations are provided with all the necessary equipment for their smooth and efficient operation.
  • Ensure that the quantity and quality of seedlings are produced to meet the requirements(40,000 within three months)
  • Plan and forecast Avocado seedling grafting and delivery as per the seasonal demands.
  • Work closely with external avocado specialists as directed

Record keeping

  • Ensure that various team leaders, scouts and supervisors keep accurate records of all operations carried out in the section.
  • Maintain Irrigation / Fertigation records, spray schedule and records of sowing, grafting and deliveries of seedlings
  • Forecast deliveries Audits / standards
  • Ensure the nursery operations adhere to nema and agricultural standards (as per audit guidelines)
  • Handle and address any deviation on standards

Qualifications Required

  • Diploma OR Degree in BSc in Horticulture or a related field
  • 2 – 4 Years’ management experience in a horticultural field
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Client, quality and results oriented
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Ability to work independently, good team spirit, ability to work in a cosmopolitan environment.

If you are qualified, send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject Project Manager to jobs@employd.co.ke.

Indicate your expected gross salary.

Agriculture and Agribusiness
Updated: April 5, 2020 — 10:01 am