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Farm Manager Job Vacancy in Homabay County, Kenya

Risco Flowers is an upcoming flower farm based in Nyanza, Western Kenya.

We wish to recruit a
Farm Manager with a view to setup and produce summer flowers mainly Calla Lilies.

The job holder will serve as the principal assistant to the Director and will be involved in coordination and control of the production activities of the farm which will include irrigation, crop protection, post harvest procedures, maintenance of farm infrastructure and staff management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate proper crop husbandry practices from planting to harvesting including pest control, weed management, field cultivation and post harvest practices.
  • Ensure that irrigation is done as required and controlling how much water to irrigate and at what intervals.
  • Check the EC and PH of the water and soil and determine what quantities to use
  • Ensure that spraying is done promptly and develop spray programs.
  • Oversee and coordinate scouting and ensure reports are given on time.
  • Ensure that greenhouse structures and operation systems are in good order.
  • Supervise other employees working on the farm and solve worker grievances
Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a diploma in agriculture or horticulture
  • Self driven and a team player
  • Have basic irrigation experience including irrigation equipment like the water pumps
  • Fluent in Swahili and English
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a flower farm
If you have the skills and competences for this role, send your CV ONLY to riscoventures@gmail.com by 31st December 2011. 


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