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Farm Assistant Job in Busia Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Farm Assistant 
Location: Nasewa, Busia county, Kenya

Salary: KES 10,000/= to 15,000/= per month, depending on qualifications and experience

Description: We are a progressive family business growing combination crops & raring poultry.
The position requires someone with strong organisational qualities to assist in the day to day running of the units, contributing positively to the success of the farm.

Successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to supervise and lead while at the same time function as a member of the team. You will ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained and be a key player in the team; everybody will look to you for inspiration and guidance.

This role requires flexibility, managing all areas from planting to harvesting and making key decisions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities involved in raising poultry and crop farming
  • General farm work – planting, harvesting, propagation, irrigation
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ensuring market orders are met fully and on time
  • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of produce and monitoring plant and animal health
  • Store keeping
  • Work with other team members to assure completion of work
  • Communicate with fellow employees to complete tasks and adhere to safety standards
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned
Abilities / skills:
  • Excellent people management and communication skills, the ability to lead a team and be an active and dynamic team player
  • Working knowledge / keen interest in precision farming and modern farming techniques
  • 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
  • A strong visual awareness of the working 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, commitment, high attention to detail and self-motivation with a determination to succeed are equally as important.

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to start to progress their career in farm management.

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in agriculture. Previous experience in farm management an added advantage.
  • Computer knowledge and use of Internet
  • Experience in horticulture & poultry farming an added advantage
Applications: Send CV & testimonials to [email protected]

 

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