Farm Assistant Job in Busia Kenya
Salary: KES 10,000/= to 15,000/= per month, depending on qualifications and experience
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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