Farm Manager/Agronomist Job Opportunity at Dar Agro Processing Uganda Limited (DAP)

Reports to: General Manager
Organisation: Dar Agro Processing Uganda Limited (DAP)
Location: Amuru/ Nakaseke
About Us:
Dar Agro Processing Uganda Limited (DAP) is a privately held, legally registered Ugandan commercial agricultural company. We seek to recruit a farm manager whose main function will be to provide leadership and expertise in farm management.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Direct and coordinate activities of farm workers, such as planting, weeding, chemical application, harvesting, grading, payroll, and record keeping
·         Plan, coordinate and execute farm work assignments, set priorities and manage the work of subordinate employees as per set priorities
·         Coordinate a wide range of farm activities such as land preparation, planting, weeding and spraying as well as harvesting and post-harvesting activities
·         Prepare and implement the company’s annual agricultural Program.
·         Oversee and coordinate the timely repair of farm machinery and equipment
·         Ensure all farm grain, fertilizers, pesticides and other basic requirements are ordered and stored correctly, and as per agreed seasonal plans.
·         Procure timely seed, fertilizer, pesticides and spare parts
·         Appraise the performance of Farm staff
·         Maintain records of all aspects of farm operations and prepare monthly progress reports showing achievements against targets with justification for performance variances.
·         Identify staff development and training
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Degree or relevant qualification in Agriculture ora related discipline
·         10 years’ working experience in a related function with at least 5 years at a managerial level

Essential Skills & Competencies:
·         Must have commercial farm management experience in grain crops
·         Strong team management, supervisory and motivational skills
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Results oriented
·         Strong project management skills
How to Apply
Submit your cover letter, photocopies of certified academic transcripts and Certificates, Curriculum Vitae and evidence of working experience to the: General Manager, Dar Agro processing (U) Ltd, P.O. Box 34320, Kampala. OR Email your cover letter and detailed CV to; niall.deacon63@ not later than Saturday, 31st October 2012.

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