Assistant Farm Manager, Livestock, Job in Kenya

Requirements

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated assistant Farm Manager to assist the Farm Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations of our farm. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in livestock production and management, possess excellent leadership skills, and demonstrate a deep understanding of sustainable and efficient farming practices.

Duties/Responsibilities but not limited to:

Working closely with the Farm manager, he/she will be responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of the progress of all the Livestock projects.

He/she will be expected to accomplish the following:

Operational Oversight:


Assist in managing and coordinating all aspects of farm operations, involving livestock pasture production, animal feed production and livestock production.

Work with Farm manager & the senior management to develop and implement strategic plans to optimize farm productivity and efficiency.

Monitor and manage resources, including equipment, supplies, and labor, to ensure smooth and cost-effective operations.

Crop and Livestock Management:

Supervise planting and harvesting schedules, ensuring timely and efficient execution of fodder.

Oversee the care and well-being of livestock, including feeding, breeding, and healthcare activities.

Implement best practices for soil health, pest control, and crop rotation.

Monitor expenses and implement cost- saving measures where possible.

Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting effective communication and teamwork.

Oversee the maintenance and repair of farm equipment, ensuring proper functionality and safety.

Evaluate and recommend the purchase of new equipment or upgrades as needed.

Stay informed about agricultural laws and regulations, ensuring the farm’s compliance.

Maintain accurate records and documentation related to crops, livestock, and farm activities.

Additional Requirements:

Flexibility to work extended hours during peak season.

Qualifications/Experience:

Diploma or bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Livestock production, or a related field.

Proven experience in farm management with a focus on livestock husbandry (goats, pigs, rabbits, chicken etc.)

Those with certificate from agricultural institutions with practical experience will also be considered.

Strong knowledge of sustainable and organic farming practices.

Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills.

Ability to analyze financial reports and implement budgetary controls.

Familiarity with agricultural machinery, equipment, and technology.

Knowledge of safety protocols and compliance with agricultural regulations.

Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Physical ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.

MS Office literate

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates may submit their letters of application, updated Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages) with daytime contacts, a list of three (3) referees including their email and phone contacts stating your current and expected salary to: shambamanagement@gmail.com quoting vacancy (Job tittle) on the email subject.