Farm Manager

Published by Jobstanzania on 10:12:00 pm

Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is a grassroots organization registered in Tanzania. SAT has launched two new projects (Farmer and Pastoralist Collaboration) and (Uluguru Spice Project). We are looking for passionate, ambitious, experienced, committed and driven persons to join our dynamic team here in Morogoro.

Job Title: Farm Manager (1 position based at SAT Farm)

Job duties:

  • The Farm Manager is responsible for planning, organising and managing the activities on the farm as well as carry out training on livestock keeping. Specific tasks include: 
  • Proper administration and documentation of farm activities 
  • Practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock, preparation of botanicals, etc, 
  • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment; 
  • Planning activities for farm staff, mentoring and monitoring them, 
  • Oversee the day to day management of the farm (horticulture, livestock, training and field crops) 
  • Overseeing the research activities on the farm 
  • Establish and manage the livestock component at SAT farm (Animal Management and production, Animal breeding and nutrition, Pasture management, Marketing of animals and animal products, conduct Animal production projections, Administrative, planning and advisory responsibilities. 
  • Conduct trainings for farmers in villages and at the farmer training centre in Vianzi 
  • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops 
  • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans 
  • Monitoring animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets 
  • Maintaining a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them 
  • Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate 
  • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity 
  • Keeping farm records up to date. 
  • Develop session plans and training materials on organic agriculture 
  • Active representative of SAT and attend conferences 
  • Performing any other duties related to his/her work as assigned by his/her leader. 

Skills and qualifications:

  • MSc. Tropical Animal Production, MSc. Range Management or MSc. Animal Science from a reputable institution. 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience on a managerial/supervisory position. 
  • Knowledge of Ethno veterinary medicine is an added advantage. 

How To Apply:

Application has to be sent in soft copy to the director (Email address info@kilimo.org.)

CV including current contacts of three references (one of whom should be the immediate employer), copies of relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials and current and expected remuneration all to be submitted before 12.00 noon 31st January 2017. 

We value all applications but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you don’t hear from us after 15th February, consider yourself unsuccessful.

Qualified and interested female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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