Our Client ; A Ranch in Laikipia County seeks to fill the position for Project Manager.
Reports to: Executive Director.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
Working closely with community team on the selection of farmers for the program
Demonstration and Training of good practises to the community as required
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
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
Ensure the nursery operations adhere to nema and agricultural standards (as per audit guidelines)
Handle and address any deviation on standards
Diploma OR Degree in BSc in Horticulture or a related field
2 – 4 Years’ management experience in a horticultural field
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate your expected gross salary.