Farm Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • *************** Kwacha / Month
  • Applications have closed

The Salvation Army, Headquarters, Lusaka.

1. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of farm operations, including but not limited to planting, irrigation, crop maintenance, harvest, and equipment operation and maintenance
  • Develop and implement long-term plans for the farm in collaboration with the owner, taking into account factors such as climate, market conditions, and available resources
  • Manage a team of farm workers, assigning tasks, monitoring progress, and providing feedback and training as needed
  • Keep accurate records of all farm activities, including production data, financial transactions, and employee hours worked
  • Maintain equipment and machinery, ordering repairs and replacements as necessary
  • Purchase supplies and materials needed for farm operations, staying within budget constraints
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors, service providers, and other business partners
  • Monitor weather conditions and forecast changes to make decisions about irrigation, pesticide use, and other farm activities
  • Inspect crops on a regular basis to identify problems and take corrective action
  • Handle customer inquiries and complaints in a professional and courteous manner
  • Work with local, state, and federal agencies to comply with regulations related to farming activities
  • Stay up to date on new developments in the field of agriculture and incorporate innovative techniques into farm operations

2. Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Diploma in agriculture, business, or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in farm management or a similar role
  • Proven and traceable track record of successful crop production
  • Strong understanding of agricultural best practices, including irrigation, fertilization, and pest control
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work long hours, including weekends and holiday.
  • Being a salvationist is an added advantage.

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