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HomaSG Company Limited
(A Joint Venture between Homa Bay County Government and Organi Limited)

Sweet Potato Processing Venture

Introduction: HomaSG is a joint venture company between Organi Limited and Homa Bay County Government set up to steer a provitamin A-rich sweetpotato value addition business start-up.

HomaSG will conduct the business of production, processing and marketing of provitamin A-rich sweetpotato flour and its bakery products.

The processing set up will consists of establishment of a main processing plant in Kabondo Sub County and two satellite pre-processing plants in Kasipul, Rangwe and Ndhiwa Sub Counties.

HomaSG is looking for motivated and industrious individuals to fill the following vacant positions to manage the operationalization of the sweetpotato business start-up:

1. Operations Manager

Job Description

The Operations manager will oversee the overall operation of the venture that will entail sweetpotato raw materials production, processing, marketing and management of respective human and physical resources.

The Operations Manager will carry out the following duties:
  • Oversee the recruitment, mobilization and registration of contract sweetpotato farmers.
  • Coordinate sourcing, production, and distribution of clean sweetpotato planting materials.
  • Manage HomaSG nuclear sweetpotato farms in Kabondo, Kasipul, Rangwe and Ndhiwa.
  • Coordinate the training of farmers and specific stakeholders on appropriate sweetpotato good production practises for optimum utilization of soil and water resources.
  • Link with other stakeholders on sweet potatoes that are active in the county and nationally
  • Manage sweetpotato post-harvest handling and processing.
  • Design and implement processing set-up and logistics to ensure timely, quality processing and production of premium sweetpotato products.
  • Coordinate marketing and distribution of sweetpotato flour and its bakery products.
  • Participate in the recruitment and assignment of venture personnel for optimum venture operations.
  • Ensure financial probity and solvency of the sweetpotato venture.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology, Food Production or any other closely related fields.
  • At least 6 years working experience in food processing industry, e.g., bakery or milling industry.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of word and data processing.
  • Knowledge in food products development, customization, standardization and certification.
  • Good communications and organization skills.
  • Basic competency in business management will be an added advantage.

2. Administrative Accounts Officer

Job Description
  • Manage the financial transaction of the sweetpotato venture.
  • Maintain and operate the venture books of account.
  • Facilitate and effect daily operations of the venture start-up office.
  • Keep records of orders, supplies and stocks of respective sweetpotato products, inputs and outputs.
  • Coordinate purchases of operational stocks and inputs as well as other administrative activities.

  • A Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management (Finance Option)
  • Diploma in Human Resource will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge in IT and proficiency in word processing, data analysis spreadsheets and other office management programs
  • At least three (3) years working experience

3. Marketing Officer

Job Description
  • Implement sweetpotato raw materials production operations at the venture nuclear farms.
  • Recruit and mobilise farmers for the production of sweetpotato in Kabondo, Kasipul, Rangwe, Ndhiwa and their environs.
  • Carry out marketing and sales of sweetpotato products in the county, Kenya and international market.
  • Identify, develop, service and exploit provitamin A sweetpotato market niches and opportunities.
  • Coordinate with the products development and customization units to produce premium products in response to customer needs, preferences and predilections.
  • Achieve sweetpotato marketing and sales objectives by participating in the recruitment, training and assignment of marketing personnel.
  • Meet marketing and sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas, projecting consumer requirements, defining prospective sweetpotato markets and profiling competitors.
  • Improve products marketability and profitability by researching, identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities.
  • Accomplish Marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating venture advertising, merchandising and trade promotion programs.
  • Prepare annual sweetpotato products marketing budget, scheduled expenditure and analyse market trends and institute corrective measures.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management (Marketing Option).
  • Diploma in food production, manufacturing, agricultural production or related fields.
  • Knowledge in marketing techniques
  • Able to respond well to pressure
  • Be energetic, industrious, creative and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Have at least four (4) years working experience

Remunerations: Competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates.

Interested applicants can send their applications together with curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials to HomaSG Homa Bay Office (behind the proposed NEMA Homa Bay offices) or to the address below:

Managing Director
HomaSG Company Limited
P. O. Box 78,

So as to reach the above office by 4th February 2014

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