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Supervisor, Poultry Farm
A developer of a potentially fast growing middle scale poultry farm in Arusha, Tanzania, now in the final stages of development, wants to hire the services of a young, ambitious, result oriented individual to help spearhead the start-up phase of the venture.
The initial phase will involve two business lines namely; (1) production and supply of day old chicks and (2) turkey production. On the medium and longer term horizon, the developer intends to transform and expand the business into a fully fledged poultry farm proving a wide range of poultry and poultry products.
Against this background, the developer intends to hire, on full time basis, the services of a well qualified, experienced, and result oriented individual to work initially as a hatchery/poultry farm supervisor-cum-business development manager. In line with the envisaged expansion plan, the incumbent will eventually work as a fully fledged farm manager.
Overall responsibilities and key requirements
The overall responsibility of the candidate (who will report directly to the developer) is:
§  to manage and supervise the operations of a newly installed hatchery together with the existing turkey production unit.
§  On a more strategic level, the successful candidate will provide both the technical and business input which will guide the developer in identifying and/ or cutting the market niche for (1) day old chicks and (2) turkey and turkey products within Tanzania and the rest of East Africa region. This is against of the backdrop of the ever increasing and unmet demand of these products in the region.
On a day to day basis, the incumbent will be responsible in delivering the supervisory function in all aspects of poultry business necessary to sustain its operation as a viable, exemplary revenue-producing business establishment in line with the long term business objectives.  These may include but not limited to:
§  Ensure that proper poultry husbandry practices are in place and are applied consistently;
§  Identify key customers to target including the associated supply chain strategies;
§  Ensure a consistent and un-interrupted supply schedule for the proposed products within the identified markets;
§  Develop and maintain appropriate contacts and business relationship with potential buyers/customers;
§  Provide a strategic input in identifying and implementing appropriate marketing strategies to the targeted customers with the objective of widening and deepening the markets for the day old chicks and turkey;
§  Maintenance of proper records and regular reports on production, supplies, worker attendance, mortality rates e.t.c .
§  Maintaining an un-interrupted and sustainable supply order of poultry feeds and other agrochemicals including their storage
§  Maintain the highest level of bio-security and bio-safety measures including all sanitary and phytosanitary measures
§  Ensure a proper maintenance schedule for all equipments and the related farm assets
§  Assist in ensuring utmost care and maintenance of farm property other than residential structures and grounds
§  Manage a small team of workers including supervision  and coordination of their activities and duties such as care, maintenance and collection of eggs,  crating fryers, and maintaining equipment and facilities on poultry farm.
§  Assigns workers to duties, such as collecting and candling eggs, feeding and vaccinating, cleaning and fumigating the poultry houses.
§  Trains new workers and participates in work activities to expedite work load
§  Direct the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment, including the hatchery and its accessories, automatic feeders, and layer nests;
§  Confer with the owner to ascertain production requirements and to discuss condition of equipment and status of supplies.
§  Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Key requirements
§   The ideal candidate with have a basic degree or diploma in animal health and production, veterinary science and or/ any related discipline from an accredited institution with a major in poultry science or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
§  The candidate should be a proven strategic thinker with substantial business and entrepreneurial skills.
§  A demonstrated experience in running a similar outfit in a competitive environment is mandatory.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
§  Thorough knowledge of the management of large scale poultry farm operations.
§  Thorough knowledge of the feeding and care of poultry.
§  Thorough knowledge of the kinds and uses of poultry raising supplies and equipment.
§  Ability to supervise mechanical and carpentry repairs to farm equipment and buildings.
§  Ability to organize and direct the work of farm employees.
§  Ability to digest and put into practical application complex research information, (including testing and documenting results of such application)
§  Basic knowledge in computer skills
§  Excellent communication and written skills
§  Excellent interpersonal skills
If you have the above minimum qualifications and are interested in exploring your career growth in a vibrant environment, send your Cover Letter and CV to latest 2nd December 2011.
Ensure that you indicate current and expected salary in your Cover Letter.
Applicants should ensure that the subject of the mail is Poultry Supervisor.

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