FARM MANAGER

  • Full Time
  • Meru

Kenya Methodist University

Job Description

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is a Chartered Private Christian Institution of higher learning which aims to contribute to the transformation of our society by providing high quality education that promotes excellence in scholarship, research and selfless service to the community.

Reporting to the Director, KeMU Holdings Services Limited, this position is responsible for efficient Management of the University Farm.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To Manage the University farm as a profitable enterprise
  2. To coordinate all activities and operations of the farm
  3. To prepare farm budget and work plans
  4. To ensure cost effectiveness and timely procurements of the farm inputs
  5. To evaluate and recommend the right farm enterprise mix Marketing and selling of farm produce
  6. Maintaining effective pest and diseases control for both crops and livestock enterprises
  7. Managing farm workers and casuals
  8. Protecting environment and maintaining biodiversity
  9. Maintenance of farm Infrastructure, machinery and equipment
  10. Practicing Climate Smart Agriculture
  11. Implementing short term Agricultural Trainings and outreach activities
  12. Ensuring farm activities comply with government regulations
  13. Monitoring animal health and welfare
  14. Applying health and safety standards across the farm
  15. Monitoring and documenting all produce and land use to meet funding requirements
  16. Keeping up to date financial, and other farm records
  17. Accounting for revenue from the farm

Qualifications and experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or Agriculture or Horticulture or Agricultural Engineering from a recognized institution
  2. Have at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in management of a busy mixed farm enterprise and excellent work performance
  3. Must be registered with a relevant body
  4. Knowledge of Human Resource Management and budgeting will be a definite advantage
  5. Have Technical and Practical competence in crop and livestock management
  6. Have good understanding of public procurement system and government regulations related to farm activities

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application to  applicationjuly2021@kemu.ac.ke
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 9 September. 2021