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Job Description

Roles

  • Executes Smallholder Procurement Point (SPP) /Stations pre-production, production, and post-production plans and provides routine reports on the implementation of the plans,
  • Organize general activities like organizing farmers into blocked commercial producing groups inclusive of contract and conservation farming to maximize the profitability to the company and the farmers,
  • Manages all SPP/Station inventory and other logistics
  • Manages hiring SPP staff and conducting performance reviews in coordination with HR and in accordance with company policies. Staffs include Farm Force Admins, Agents, at the SPP allocated to work with.
  • Crop planning i.e. farming coordination, follow up on crop protocol and technical support,
  • Management of distribution of agricultural inputs supplies and follow up to monitor the right application,
  • Provide close supervision and timely reports to the office with regard to disease and insect management to prevent economic losses.
  • Manage the training of farmers and ensure proper plant spacing, quality assurance, soil preparation, cultivation practices, harvest practices and post harvest management is implemented by staff and by farmers.
  • Plays the role on planning, organizing, leading, control and directing company’s goals to be achieved effectively and efficiently.
  • Coordinate and work with field partners that assist with community and government advocacy, producer group formation, extension services, and financial and insurance products, etc. to ensure as a collective team we are servicing farmers to maximize their incomes

Key Performance Areas:

• Manage all SPP/Station portfolio
• Proper and effective implementation of large/small holder division plans enabling profitability to the company and farmers.
• Organize and block large/smallholder farmers into formal groups to the extent that groups will qualify and meet banking and commercial standards, and all group members sign company and financial contracts before any inputs are disbursed to farmers.
• Team work, and demonstrate good work ethics and practices with other team members, supervisors, farmers and other stake holders.
• Develops, maintains, and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff, suppliers, contractors, volunteers, members, partners, media, and the general public.
• Accurate and timely reporting of the area he/she is working with, i.e. pre- planting, inputs supply, planting, post harvesting etc. reports.
• Manage and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies to include sustainable Good Agricultural Practices and integrated pest management in all farms within his/her scope of work.
• Request for purchase, sale, or exchange of agricultural inputs to Supervisor and SPP/Station Administrator and maintains accurate inventory of input supplies.
• Organises and chairs weekly, bi- weekly and monthly meetings on crop development with farmers Farm Force Admins and Agents in order to be up to date with new developments in the farms, check on problems and assist them to achieve the set objectives.

MUST

Have Managed Big Farms

Working Experience:
Minimally 5 years of prior experience managing a farm

Educational & Professional Qualifications:
• BSc Agronomy from an accredited University with MSc. in Agronomy, Agribusiness or Agriculture General will be an added advantage.
• Strong background in proper selection of growing regions for production, application of inputs for disease management, product quality and increased yields, and knowledge of good agricultural best practices to drive production that is compliant with industry standards in Global Gap and HACCP..

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