Farm Manager Job in Kenya



  • Must have an earned Diploma in Agriculture, or Farm Management, or Agribusiness Management, or Agricultural Education and Extension, or closely related field.
  • Must be Computer Literate.


  • Certificate in Agriculture, or Farm Management, Agribusiness Management, or Agricultural Education and Extension, or closely related field, plus
  • Six (6) years’ work experience three (3) of which in Grade 3/4 or equivalent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage production activities in the farm, including budgets
  • Organize and supervise crop production activities including field preparation, planting, weeding, irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide application, harvesting and post-harvest activities
  • Organize and supervise livestock production activities
  • Search for markets and organize for sale of the farm’s produce
  • Make requests for supplies of farm inputs such as manure, fertilizers, seeds, pesticides and tools/equipment
  • Arrange for the installation, maintenance and repair of farm structures, machinery and equipment
  • Keep up-to-date farm records including inventory, production, labour and financial records
  • Keep a computer database of farm activities and records
  • Assist lecturers in organizing and delivering practical field sessions to students
  • Ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations and university policies.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Submit two (2) hard copies of the letter of application, academic certificates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of academic and professional qualifications, experience, publications, supervision of postgraduate students (where applicable), attracted funds, academic programmes developed, membership to professional bodies and evidence of current salary.
  • Update individual google scholar accounts to include all publications (where applicable).
  • Type the required information in the Job Application Form available on the University website, print, sign and attach to the application.
  • Contact three (3) referees and request them to send their recommendations, under sealed envelopes to the provided address, before the advert deadline.
  • Send a soft copy (one running pdf file) of the application to and a copy to
  • Submit the two (2) applications in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for to:

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Administration, Planning and Finance
Machakos University
P. O. BOX 136 – 90100

So as to be received not later than Thursday 9th May, 2024.

N/B: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Machakos University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and therefore staff of either gender or persons with disability are encouraged to apply.