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Roundup of agriculture jobs in Kenya- 8th July, 2024

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Position: Mangrove Forest Office 

Employer: Nature Conservancy

Location: Mombasa

  • About the position: The Mangrove Forest Officer will work closely with TNC’s Africa Ocean Strategy Team, Africa Climate Strategy Team, and other TNC staff as appropriate. The position reports to the Africa Fisheries Strategy Manager, collaborating closely with the East Africa Forestry Specialist. The location for this position is Mombasa in Kenya. No relocation or visa sponsorship or assistance is being offered with this position except for local labour employment requirements. This is an initial 2-year term-limited position with an extension of tenure subject to performance and availability of funds.
  • We’re looking for a passionate and motivated problem-solver. Our team in Africa is dedicated to creatively and innovatively resolve issues related to protecting coastal wetlands, oceans, and climate change. Come join us!

Qualifications


  • BA/BS degree in forestry, environmental science, climate, environmental engineering, natural resource management, Law, or related field and 5 years experience in natural resource management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
  • Supervisory experience, supervising interns, contractors or temporally staff.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in spoken and written English.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience with principles of land acquisition and land use in Kenya including legal rights.
  • Experience in training and curriculum design.

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.  Fluency in Swahili is an added advantage.
  • Over 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education/experience with a strong focus on Mangrove ecology.
  • Track record of research and publications in reputable scientific journals related to mangrove ecology or the relevant domain.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and/or remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems.
  • Proven experience with mangrove ecology and mangrove conservation and restoration.
  • Familiarity with issues related to nature-based solutions to climate change.
  • Experience collecting, manipulating, analysing, and interpreting scientific data and preparing reports of findings.
  • Experience working with local communities, partners, government agencies, and the private sector in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in blue carbon analysis, accounting, and/or expertise in developing Blue Carbon projects, especially in mangroves or other marine habitats.
  • Experience with Measures, Evaluation, and Learning constructs and implementation.
  • Experience building and maintaining strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experienced in project management skills to support the development and implementation of workplans, grants, contracts, and project budgets.
  • Demonstrated capacity in taking initiative and working independently or with minimal oversight.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake extended periods of field travel (at least 40%) domestically and internationally.

Responsibilities

  • Implement the strategic plans for the conservation, restoration, and management of mangrove forest ecosystems in TNC target countries in the Africa program.
  • Identify regional sites and support the development of blue carbon offset and resilient credit projects to generate sustainable conservation finance, protect biodiversity, and create socio-economic incentives in target countries and sites. 
  • Undertake the mapping of mangrove forest distribution, restoration potential and estimation of their carbon value as an NCS, taking accountability for the development of mangrove conservation and restoration projects based on scientific criteria and local community input.
  • Support the implementation of NCS research, including impact analysis, co-benefits assessment, and analysis of nature-based climate change mitigation potential with focus on blue carbon ecosystems.
  • Develop and implement training programs on mangrove restoration and conservation best practices for TNC staff, partners, and local communities.
  • Engage with policymakers and relevant stakeholders to advocate for and develop policies that support the conservation and sustainable management of mangrove forest ecosystems.
  • Advance strategic partnerships and networks with relevant agencies, including local communities, academic partners, private sector, and national and international conservation organisations, to create an enabling environment for upscaling mangrove conservation and restoration. 
  • Support impact assessment of the mangrove conservation and restoration initiatives for adaptive management.
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May supervise volunteers, interns, contractors, or temporary staff.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

Interested and qualified? Go to Nature Conservancy on careers.nature.org to apply

Deadline: Not Specified

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Position: Site Forester

Employer: EarthLungs Reforestation Foundation

Location: Kwale

Job Purpose: A Forester is a professional responsible for conducting technical forestry work, collecting forest data, and ensuring the health and management of forested lands.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Forestry
  • Experience in Mangrove ecosystem

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee day-to-day operations of the planting team, nursery team and motivate them to do their work efficiently.
  • Ensure that the headcount at the planting, propagules collection and nursery teams are commensurate with the set daily activities and targets.
  • Work with Assistant Chief Forester (ACF) to establish large scale mangrove nursery.
  • This includes choosing species, developing timelines for propagules/seeds collection, propagation, and planting based on seasonal weather patterns at the Coast.
  • Assist the nursery and planting teams in troubleshooting mangroves propagation, germination, and survival issues in nursery beds and planting sites.
  • Assist to develop propagule collection and planting work rosters, delegate duties and noting cases of absenteeism and reporting to ACF.
    Scout for mangrove forest blocks with mature propagules and guide the propagules collection team to those blocks so as to maintain surplus of propagules collection to meet the daily targets.
  • Oversee and record daily planting updates including species, total propagules/seedlings planted, photos of the planting activity.
  • Work with ACF to coordinate transportation and on-time delivery of propagules to other sites lackingthe propagules and coordinate their planting schedule.
  • Oversee the security of planted mangroves in the field and ensure any issues of propagules uprooting and/or harvesting of mature mangroves are addressed immediately.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor.

Working Conditions:

The jobholder is required to work normal working hours in an office/ field environment with occasional long working hours and sometimes working over the weekends. At times may be called upon to address emergency situations.

Technical and General Competancies:

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Have good analytical Skills
  • Strong personality with avid resilience and open to feedback
  • Ability to work under high pressure environment
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Coaching and mentorship skills
    Ability to work with minimum supervision

How to apply: send CV’s to recruitment@earthlungsreforestation.org

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Position: Field School Specialist-SC8

Employer: FAO

Location: Nairobi

About Position: FAO is expanding its sectoral interventions in Kenya to the Dadaab refugee camps in Dadaab and Fafi sub-counties of Garissa County. Subsequently, FAO is jointly with UNHABITAT, UNHCR and WFP implementing the “Building Refugee Settlements in Kenya” project in Dadaab from 1st January 2024 – 31st December 2026, under the European Union funded Flexible Mechanism for Migration and Forced Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Overall Objective of the project is to contribute to the roll-out of refugee settlements in Kenya in which displacement affected communities (asylum seekers, refugees, and the host community) participate in fostering their common socio-economic inclusion and self-reliance

Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in any of the following: Agricultural sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Social Sciences and/or Development Studies or related fields

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in integrating Farmer Field School (FFS) into agricultural and livestock programmes

Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili

 Responsibilities

  • Support the mobilization and identification of village-level FFS facilitator candidates (from government extension workers, NGO social mobilisers, community leaders and lead agro pastoralists) for final selection by the Project Lead
  • Guide the project implementation team in collaboration with the FFS facilitators, agro-pastoralists, and community leaders, in selecting climate-resilient crop and livestock production practices and technologies to be tested, adapted, and replicated by FFS participants.
  • Coordinate and participate in the training of FFS facilitators in the FFS methodology and incorporate selected climate-smart crop and livestock production practices and technologies.
  • Coordinate and oversee the FFS facilitators in the mobilization of agro-pastoral farmer groups to establish FFS groups.as well as identification of Host Agro pastoralist farmer.
  • In collaboration with facilitators, guide the FFS groups in the selection of climate resilient crop and livestock practices and technologies.
  • Guide the FFS group and facilitators in the design of the trial options based on the selected climate resilient practices as well as formulation of the season-long learning curriculum.
  • Assist the facilitator and FFS groups formulate the FFS grant proposal (with trial options, budget & season-long learning curriculum).
  • Guide the implementation and monitoring of FFS season-long learning for testing, adaptation and replication of innovative and improved climate-smart crop and livestock production practices and technologies.
  • Ensure all the key activities within the FFS season-long learning undertaken (AESA, Field Days, Exchange visits, Graduation).
  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation of the FFSs’ participants’ adoption of the climate-resilient crop and livestock production practices and technologies tested and adapted and report accordingly.
  • Perform any other tasks as required.

How to apply:  Food and Agriculture Organization on jobs.fao.org

Deadline:12th July 2024

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Position: Climate Smart Agriculture Facilitator

Employer: Youth empowerment Institute Kenya

Location: Nairobi

About Position: CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya (YEI) is a non-government organization started in 2011 committed, to train youth out of school in job entry level skills. This training is operationalized using the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Agronomy, Environmental Science, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in regenerative agriculture or sustainable farming.
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering training programs.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship.
  • Familiarity with local agricultural practices and challenges.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver comprehensive training programs on regenerative agriculture practices.
  • Conduct workshops, seminars, and field demonstrations to educate participants on soil health, crop diversity, cover cropping, agroforestry, and other regenerative practices.
  • Collaborate with local farmers, agricultural organizations, and community groups to tailor training programs to their specific needs.
  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to training participants, helping them to implement regenerative practices on their farms.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and make necessary adjustments to improve outcomes.
  • Stay up to date with the latest research and developments in regenerative agriculture and incorporate new knowledge into training materials.
  • Create and distribute educational materials, including manuals, guides, videos, and online content.
  • Promote the benefits of regenerative agriculture through public speaking engagements, articles, and social media.

How to apply: recruit@capyei.org

Deadline: 13th July 2024

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Employer: Cargill

Location: Nakuru

About the position: The Research and Development Technical Services Specialist (Fixed Term Contract) will provide support to the transform project team by working closely with the Country Project Lead to deliver the project vision. In this role, you will coordinate, integrate, and implement farmer training, technical support, and data collection.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, Animal Science or Animal Health from a recognized institution.
  • At least five (5) years in animal production, epidemiology research and monitoring of zoonotic and transboundary diseases, livestock value chain competitiveness or project management.
  • Experience and ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers, farmer producer organizations and other value chain players in animal health & husbandry, biosecurity, antimicrobial use, nutrition, and farm management.
  • Considerable experience building public/private partnerships, preferably in the Agriculture/ Veterinary/Animal Health sector.
  • Membership to Kenya Veterinary Board or Animal Production Society of Kenya.
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili.

         Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support and coordination in implementing trainings among large and medium scale farmers in the dairy and poultry value chain.
  • Provide technical support in the development of monitoring and evaluation tools, conducting Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (MLE) activities and reporting.
  • Support the development and implementation of project workplans and budgets.
  • Lead data collection, entry and analysis related to farmer trainings.
  • Support management of established relationships with key research and project partners.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

How to apply:  Cargill on careers.cargill.com 

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Position: Site Forester Kilelengwani

Employer: EarthLungs Reforestation Foundation

Location: Tana River

About position: A Forester is a professional responsible for conducting technical forestry work, collecting forest data, and ensuring the health and management of forested lands.

Requirements

• Bachelor Degree in Forestry

• Experience in Mangrove ecosystem

Responsibilities.

• Lead and oversee day-to-day operations of the planting team, nursery team and motivate them to do their work efficiently.

• Ensure that the headcount at the planting, propagules collection and nursery teams are commensurate with the set daily activities and targets.

• Work with Assistant Chief Forester (ACF) to establish large scale mangrove nursery.

• This includes choosing species, developing timelines for propagules/seeds collection, propagation, and planting based on seasonal weather patterns at the Coast.

• Assist the nursery and planting teams in troubleshooting mangroves propagation, germination, and survival issues in nursery beds and planting sites.

• Assist to develop propagule collection and planting work rosters, delegate duties and noting cases of absenteeism and reporting to ACF.

Scout for mangrove forest blocks with mature propagules and guide the propagules collection team to those blocks so as to maintain surplus of propagules collection to meet the daily targets.

• Oversee and record daily planting updates including species, total propagules/seedlings planted, photos of the planting activity.

• Work with ACF to coordinate transportation and on-time delivery of propagules to other sites lackingthe propagules and coordinate their planting schedule.

• Oversee the security of planted mangroves in the field and ensure any issues of propagules uprooting and/or harvesting of mature mangroves are addressed immediately.

• Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor.

Interested candidate to send their CV to recruitment@earthlungsreforestation.org before 12th July 2024 East Africa Time

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Position: Agriculture Product Associate

Employer: Apollo Associate

Location: Nairobi

About the position: We’re seeking an Agriculture Product Associate to join our Agriculture Product team and take on the exciting challenge of helping to design products that our customers love. As an Agriculture Product Associate, you will work with data and apply your background in Agriculture to recommend products that are both commercially viable and deliver a significant return on investment for our customers. You will take on an advisory and project management role, working closely with members of the Product, Commercial and Tech teams to oversee the design and implementation of scalable and innovative products. If you’re excited to apply your scientific knowledge in an organization that’s changing farmers’ lives and making a significant impact, while collaborating closely with dynamic teams, then this is the role for you. 

Reporting Lines: This role reports to the Senior Product Associate, Agriculture

  • Requirements
  • Able to apply world-class knowledge of agronomy/soil science to a range of agricultural challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Kenya
  • Comfortable generating, analyzing and synthesizing a range of data, from customer insights to large data sets.
  • Excited by the challenge of working in a fast-paced scale-up environment, in some cases taking decisions with limited information or compromising to ensure commercial and operational priorities are adequately balanced.
  • Not ideological about the ‘right’ model of agriculture our customers should pursue, instead recognizing there’s a range of social and environmental impact that a mission-driven business like Apollo is positioned to achieve
  • Committed to learning, whether that’s working in a new environment or using new tools (e.g., SQL).
  • Brilliant communicating in English (and ideally Swahili and/or another language spoken in Kenya).
  • Comfortable working in and leading intercultural teams.
  • A few years into your career, perhaps having worked for a research institution, corporate, or ag tech.

  Responsibilities.

  • Product & project development: Utilize agile project management methods to determine the best inputs (seeds, fertilizers, chemicals), emphasizing collaboration with relevant teams, adaptability, and customer feedback, to maximize farmer return on investment. This means for example taking full responsibility for agricultural products in the Apollo store, from advisory content, recommendations, regional mapping and pricing.
  • Training design and implementation: Develop comprehensive curriculums and upskilling programs for customers, managing the entire process from ideation to execution. Implement scalable training strategies and oversee their effectiveness through evaluation and feedback mechanisms
  • User research coordination, monitoring, evaluation and reporting: Incorporate Agile project management methods to effectively coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and report on user research, streamline processes, data collection, and analysis for informed decision-making.
  • Agronomy mandate – Project management focus: Utilize project management strategies to bridge the gap between current farming practices and good agronomic practice methods, evaluating associated costs and benefits at each step, to improve farmer return on investment and Apollo profit margins.
  • Training and Advisory – Project management focus: Oversee the design and implementation of scalable, innovative training and advisory programs, ensuring alignment with Apollo’s objectives and effective delivery. Maximize the use of all the existing infrastructure of field agents, agro-dealers, and call centres including incentives to ensure the successful delivery of effective training to our farmers

How to apply: https://freshjobs.co.ke/job/agriculture-product-associate-at-apollo-agriculture-nairobi/

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Position: Field Sales and Technology Adoption Champions

Employer: Shamba Pride.

Location: Embu Kirinyaga Counties,Tharaka Nithi County, Meru and Nandi County

Qualifications

  • University Degree or Diploma in agriculture or livestock related field.
  • Good geographical knowledge of the rarget Regions
  • Field sales experience is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excited and passionate about empowering farmers

How to apply: send your CV to info@shambapride.com

Deadline: 13th July 2024

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Position: Business Development Executive

Employer: Samakgro

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: We are seeking a driven and results-oriented Business Development Executive with agriculture background to join our team and play a key role in expanding our offerings in the Kenyan agricultural market. You will be responsible for identifying and developing new raw materials for fish feed production, registering seeds, fertilizers and other inputs with the government, and conducting market research and feasibility studies for various agricultural inputs. This is a dynamic role that requires a strong understanding of the agricultural sector in Kenya, excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and a passion for driving growth.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development, sales, or a related field within the agricultural sector.
  • Proven experience in conducting market research and feasibility studies.
  • Strong understanding of the Kenyan agricultural market and regulatory environment.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and partners.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis tools (e.g., Excel).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Raw Material Development:

  • Source and identify new raw materials suitable for fish feed production.
  • Research and evaluate the viability of using new ingredients with Procurement & QA.
  • Collaborate & develop suppliers’ capacity to establish and maintain strong relationships.

Regulatory Affairs:

  • Manage the registration process for new seeds and fertilizers with the Kenyan government agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.
  • Stay up to date on changes in regulations and policies.

Market Research and Feasibility Analysis:

  • Conduct market research to identify potential new markets for seeds, fertilizers, and other agricultural inputs.
  • Analyse market data to assess the feasibility of new product launches.
  • Develop comprehensive business plans for promising new ventures.

 Business Development:

  • Build relationships with potential customers and partners in the agricultural sector.
  • Develop and present proposals for new business opportunities.
  • Negotiate and close deals with clients.

How to apply: Qualify candidate to submit his or her CV to: hc.ke@samakgro.com

Deadline:17th July 2024

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Position: Senior Project Assistant: Animal and Health Production

Employer: Church World Service

Location: Marsabit

Primary Purpose

  • This position is responsible for the implementation of the Early Recovery and livelihoods enhancement project (Matumaini) in Marsabit, Kenya under the auspices of the Church World Service (CWS) Early Recovery and Resilience Project.
  • The project includes mobilizing and educating farmers to undertake livelihood and resilience activities including crop production, pasture management, farmer managed natural regeneration, beekeeping, poultry production, village savings and loans associations (VSLA) water and soil conservation and beadworks in Laisamis Sub County.
  • The project seeks to provide comprehensive training to the selected farmers in groups to effectively undertake the enterprises to realize diversified livelihood options, increased income and resilience. They will work closely with the contracted service providers as well as Lead Farmers.
  • The Project Assistant will play a key role in providing comprehensive training on poultry production to farmer groups and Lead farmers; supervise the rearing of chicken, undertake extension services and requisite support to the Lead farmers.

Qualifications

  • A minimum four (4) years of experience is required.
  • Experience in Animal Health and Production, Agricultural Education and Extension, Community Development, Livestock or related field working with communities is required
  • Experience writing reports and proposals are required.
  • Previous experience conducting community trainings or presentations preferred.
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree (or 4 years of work experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree) is required

Special Requirements

  • COVID Vaccination is required for all successful candidates.
  • The candidate should be in good health, willing and able to travel extensively in often difficult conditions, and have a high degree of flexibility. Must have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before traveling for CWS Africa.
  • This position is based in Marsabit Kenya.
  • This position requires use of laptops at all time, competence in Microsoft office packages is required.
  • This position may require travel in sub-Saharan Africa on short notice and under sometimes difficult conditions to meet demands of a dynamic operational program.
  • Background check which includes references, and an educational and criminal check is required before the start of employment.
  • A valid passport and the ability to maintain a valid passport throughout the entire appointment is required, which includes having enough passport pages for travel. .
  • Environmental: Incumbents in this position will be exposed to excessive noise, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust and infectious diseases, harsh weather climates, long work hours, bumpy roads, extended travel, excessive sun exposure, and non-ventilated spaces.
  • The US Embassy rates Kenya rates as security level 1; incumbents should exercise normal security precaution.
  • Full time
  • All employees should be prepared to work from the CWS office within their location of hire. Remote work arrangements may vary depending on location and the governing rulings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

How to apply:  Go to Church World Service on local-careers-cwsglobal.icims.com.

Deadline: Not specified

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Position: Crop protection portfolio specialist SSA

Employer: Buyer East Africa

Location: Nairobi

     Role purpose

  • Responsible for Smallholder CP portfolio management including portfolio optimization and rationalization of existing portfolio as well as management of CP portfolio limitations to ensure full potential of Bayer’s CP Products across smallholder market segments
  • Responsible for management and implementation of a continuous Pipeline and Innovation flow that enable portfolio renewal to sustain long-term value creation for smallholder farmers in Africa
  • Responsible for the management and the co- creation of customer centric CP Portfolio solutions while translating this into a consolidated Framework to support CP business growth ambitions in Small holder markets across Africa

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Science degree in Ag/Life Sciences or related discipline or BSc Degree
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Portfolio development and management
  • Experience in smallholder farmer engagement and market segments
  • Sound corporate business acumen including strong relationship development skills
  • Ability to work with multiple Customer Facing Squads and unit support squads
  • Ability to collaborate/communicate with and develop internal and external partnerships
  • Highly motivated, creative, dynamic, and well organized
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with fully defined outcomes
  • Proven ability to influence effectively
  • Ability to scope and drive change and comfortable with complexity

            Responsibilities.

  • Cross-coordinate Small Holder CP portfolio management including evaluation of existing CP propositions and offerings, to identify Portfolio gaps and co-ordinate with relevant Customer Facing and Uni support squads to develop suitable solutions to address the smallholder portfolio gaps
  • Coordinate the development of Strategic Marketing initiatives to defend and grow CP business
  • Accelerate the SHF CP growth opportunity and contribute to viable solutions in advancing relevant strategies and solutions to advance CP business outcomes
  • Accelerate innovation pipeline and manage existing AIs
  • Work with demand Planning teams to ensure accuracy in CP products forecast and availability
  • Identify Key AIs in each market and proactively work to Steward and defend in collaboration with relevant unit support squads and product teams
  • Collaborate to drive NewPort projects for new and relevant portfolio in advancing innovation and portfolio pipeline across smallholder markets
  • Actively participate in regional and country portfolio discussions to address the CP needs for small holder markets
  • Actively track, and communicate registration timelines for CP products to all relevant Customer facing and Unit support Squads
  • Collaborate with other relevant Unit Support Squad teams to develop and Co-ordinate all CP launch plans

How to apply: Go to:  Bayer East Africa on bayerza.my.salesforce-sites.com

Deadline: 15th July 2024

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Position: Operations Manager

Employer: AAA Growers

Location: Nakuru

      Job objective

  • Summer Flowers is a division within AAA Roses where we specialize in cultivation and distribution of high-quality Summer Flowers. We supply a wide assortment of summer flowers all over the world everyday fresh. Quality is our key deliverable, and a happy customer is our main goal.
  • As the Operations Manager for Summer Flowers, you will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of our summer flowers facility. This means ensuring that all operations are carried out efficiently and cost-effectively, including planting, harvesting, crop maintenance, scouting, and land preparation. We also expect you to strategically deal with hiccups that may threaten your success together with other managers within summer flowers. Greatness, Responsibility, Openness and Warmth are the values you live and work by

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Business Administration, or a related field.
  •  5-7 years’ experience in a farm of the same capacity; dealing with Summer Flowers
  •  Excellent Leadership skills and management skills
  •  Analytical mindset, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and team player facilitating cross-functional collaboration.
  •  Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions quickly
  •  Good Command of the English language, both verbal and written.
  •  Proficient Computer skills in MS Office applications, particularly with Excel.

Responsibilities

  •  Ensure all operations are carried out in an appropriate, cost-effective manner, including planting, harvesting, crop maintenance, scouting, and land preparation
  •  Develop and manage production forecasts to align with market demand and company goals.
  •  Adjust production plans as necessary based on forecast changes and operational needs.
  •  Implement and improve operational management systems, processes, and best practices.
  •  Purchase materials and plan inventory to ensure seamless production flow.
  •  Plan and manage inventory to ensure optimal stock levels and minimize waste.
  •  Perform quality controls and monitor production KPIs to maintain high standards.
  •  Train and supervise staff under you to ensure a skilled and efficient workforce.
  •  Foster a positive and productive work environment, encouraging teamwork and continuous improvement.
  •  Maintain budgets and optimize expenses, make sure we stay within the budgets that have been agreed within Summer Flowers.
  •  Set policies and processes, ensure all processes are captured in policies and processes for all employees to access. Ensure we adjust procedures and policies are updated according to  new developments.
  •  Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally
  • . Employees are our biggest asset. Together with your team you are responsible to ensure that staff engagement and satisfaction is maintained.

How to apply: Go to  AAA Growers on www.aaagrowers.co.ke

Deadline:15th July 2024

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Position: Assistant Farm Manager

Employer: Brites Management

Location: Machakos

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in agriculture or agribusiness from a recognized university
  • Experience in managing operations on the farm i.e. crop and animal production
  • Proficiency in record keeping, data collection, analysis, and execution of results

How to apply: Qualified candidate to their Cv to recruitment@britesmanagement.com

Deadline: Not specified


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