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Farm Assistant Job Re-advertisement in Busia Kenya (KES 12K)

Farm Assistant – Poultry (Re-advertisement)

Location: Nasewa, Busia county, Kenya

Salary: KES 12,000/= per month

Description: We are a progressive family business growing combination crops & raring poultry.

The opportunity has arisen to appoint farm assistant in the poultry unit.

 The position requires someone with strong organisational qualities to assist in the day to day running of the unit.

Responsibilities:

1) Coordinate activities involved in raising poultry:
  • maintaining equipment and facilities on poultry farm, such as chicken houses, feeders and layer nests.
  • collecting and candling eggs
  • crating and shipping fryers
  • cleaning and fumigating chicken houses
  • ventilation management
  • monitoring and managing the feed and water consumption of birds
  • vaccinations
  • unloading of chicks
  • humane cull of birds
  • putting fresh litter down
  • preparing sheds, thoroughly washing down at end of each cycle

2) Record keeping:
  • completion of daily / weekly records - birds, meters, feed, etc.
  • preparing egg production, feed consumption and poultry mortality reports

3) Maintaining safe working practices:
  • ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations and health and safety standards
  • ensuring that the correct veterinary and medicines treatment records are up to date.
  • protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity

4) Ensuring welfare of livestock:
  • daily checks on well being and quality of birds
  • keeping an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
  • understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans
  • monitoring and managing the birds environment and conditions

5) Production performance:
  • ensuring market orders are met fully and on time
  • monitoring performance of the poultry unit and production stages
  • making sure that work progresses satisfactorily

Abilities / skills:
  • Team work
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Comfortable working with animals
  • The ability to plan, prioritize and implement work schedules
  • Good problem-solving (analytical) ability
  • Enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • A responsible attitude and to be able to work independently
  • Ability to carry out manual duties
  • Able to handle isolation and minimal social interaction
  • Technical knowledge of the environment
  • Reliable and committed

Applications are invited from self-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a small team but must also be capable of working on their own. Enthusiasm and commitment are essential qualities as is dedication to maintaining bird health and welfare.

The candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently and have the ability to prioritize and make decisions with a minimal amount of supervision.

High attention to detail and self-motivation with a determination to succeed are equally as important.

Qualifications:
  • Diploma or certificate in animal health/production
  • Previous experience in poultry farming an added advantage


Application: Send CV & testimonials to sbsafrica@gmail.com

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