15 Jul 2021

Farm Manager at Agrifa International Limited

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Job Description


Agrifa International Limited, an agribusiness company is seeking to engage an experienced candidate with Agricultural Sciences background to lead the implementation of a large-scale organic plantain farm. The successful candidate must have prior meaningful experience growing plantain to effectively lead the daily planning, organization, supervision, and administrative activities on the farm.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Farm Manager

Location: Ijebu – North, Ogun
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are seeking to engage an experienced candidate with Agricultural Sciences background to lead the implementation of a large-scale organic plantain farm.
  • The successful candidate must have prior meaningful experience growing plantain to effectively lead the daily planning, organization, supervision, and administrative activities on the farm.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Build a detailed plan to develop 100ha+ organic plantain farm that produces a minimum of 3 bunches of plantain per hole per twelve months
  • Determine and suggest both short- and long-term assets to mechanize the operations and enable the field workers to operate efficiently
  • Prepare daily operating plans to effectively schedule the farming staff and to ensure the quartermasters understand their performance expectations
  • Devise monitoring reports to evaluate the performance of the team at each phase of the farming process (land preparation, implantation, maintenance, and harvest)
  • Spearhead the hiring of temporary / contract farm laborers and identify high performers to join the team on a fulltime basis
  • Craft strategies to mitigate the prevalence of diseases and pests on the farm, and identify efficient solutions to resolve these issues whenever they appear
  • Collaborate with an irrigation specialist to deploy an efficient system that will help curtail the lack of water during dry spells
  • Write periodic progress reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) detailing both the activities on the farm and the crops’ performance
  • Craft and implement plantain bunch census strategies and devise effective harvesting processes to mitigate instances of bunches rotting on the farm
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to health & safety regulations, and that farm activities comply with both federal and state government regulations

Requirements

  • B.Sc Degree in Agricultural Sciences from a reputable academic institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a plantain farm or in a similar capacity and with a demonstrated track record of leadership, hard work and success is preferred.
  • Master’s Degree / Ph.D. in Agricultural sciences would be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2021.




Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV with an enabled WhatsApp number for the initial phase of the interview process to: 

[email protected] 

using the Job Title as the subject of the mail. Note: Proximity is a prerequisite to efficiently execute the company’s strategy and achieve the yield targets.




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