Farm Supervisor

DAPP

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of Farm Supervisor.

Location:  Kalumbila

Project/ Dept:   DAPP Mumena Farm

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Centre Manager and Project Coordinator

Job Summary: To Manage the Farm productions and marketing of the produce for profit.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

Management and leadership

  1. Represents management among district and local stakeholders in the operation area.
  2. Makes plans for the farm on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis following the overall plan and structures for the program.
  3. Rehearses and coordinates all plans with the centre Manager and the projects coordinator at NHQ in Ndola.
  4. Implements the planned programs as agreed upon in the project description ensuring achievement of the set benchmarks are met with quality.
  5. Develops good and workable systems that will improve production and sales for all productions at the farm.
  6. Constantly evaluates the progress of planned activities by analysing the production outputs and sales income.
  7. Secures viable markets for all farm products with competitive prices at all times and shares any changes in price with the project coordinator for approval.
  8. Keeps track record of all production records, sales and ensures that all income raised is banked.
  9. Organise coordination meetings every morning with all farm staff and ensures that each staff has a challenging plan for the day.
  10. Controls all stock records in the stores and ratios usage of feed, fertiliser and other consumables at the farm.
  1. Prepares and submits quarterly and monthly reports to management/ Prepares and submits weekly key highlights to management.
  2. Participates in quarterly planning and review meetings.
  3. Organises field and open days at the centre to share ideas and experiences of agriculture practices.
  4. Continuously monitors and evaluates the results of farming activities and shares plans with management.
  5. Ensures that all contractual obligations are adhered to.

Economy

  1. Prepares monthly budgets to be approved by management.
  2. Manages program expenses within approved budget, ensuring that the program gets value for money.
  3. Accounts for all monies with quality receipts and other agreed upon documentation and ensures that all the receipts are retired on time.
  4. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, ensuring that the cash management system is adhered to.
  5. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of all materials received and used within the project following established procedures.
  6. Safes-guards all DAPP properties and assets.
  7. Strictly follows procurement procedures before any purchase is made.

Required qualifications

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Diploma in General Agriculture or its equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience or more in managing a farm

 

Preferred qualities

  • Facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours.
  • Have integrity.
  • Able to ride a motor bike (with valid licence) and conversant with farming equipment’s such as Tractor, plough, disc harrow, ripper, shelling machine, incubator etc.

 Application 

  1. Applications with detailed CV’s must be received by 4th November, 2022.
  2. Indicate the job title as subject of your email.
  3. Please submit your application to E-mail: [email protected] and copy

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Kindly attach academic/professional qualifications as you apply.


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