Project Manager

Our Client ; A Ranch in Laikipia County seeks to fill the position for Project Manager.

Location: Laikipia.

Reports to: Executive Director.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Planning

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.