Field Manager Job Placement – Igara Growers Tea Factory Ltd

Job Title:   
Field Manager

Organization: Igara
Growers Tea Factory Ltd

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: General
Manager

 

About US:

Igara Growers Tea
Factory Ltd is a smallholder tea company which owns and operates Igara and
Buhweju Tea Factories in Bushenyi & Buhweju respectively.

 

Job Summary:  The purpose of the Field Manager’s position is
to administer the smooth running of the Company, implement board policies
within the broad company guidelines as well as to coordinate the management of
field operations of the company.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Develop
field department’s objectives and supervises his staff to ensure achievements
of those objectives.

·       
Plan and
organises field extension services and ensures that they reach the farmers and
that farmers receive required training.

·       
Promotes
planting of new estates among potential farmers and ensures that all farmers
are provided with proper technical assistance in either expanding their
existing lea estates or in establishing new ones.

·       
Develop,
rehabilitates and maintains company tea estates as per management plan.

·       
Liaises
with local government authorities to ensure regular road repairs,
rehabilitation and routine maintenance.

·       
Ensures
that operations connected with planting, upkeep, and timely harvesting of fuel
wood carried out according to plan.

·       
Plans
and provides green leaf sheds and ensures that there in good conditions, through
maintained and prompt repair of those damaged.

·       
Ensures
that individual farmers agricultural input requirement are met in a timely
manner, their costs recovered and that farmers records are regularly updated.

·       
Supervises
subordinate employees giving them feedback on their performances as may be
necessary.

·       
Contributes
to the running of Tea Factory Company by participating in the management team
meetings, area works meetings and others as may be required.

·       
Identifies
training needs for his staff and recommends appropriate trainings to the Human
Resource Manager.

·       
Carries
out annual performance appraisal of employees in the Department and makes
recommendations to the General Manager.

·       
Ensure
that Field staff complies with company guidelines and policy and takes
appropriate action on findings which require follow up.

·       
Review
farmers request for advances in accordance to agreed policy and makes necessary
recommendations to the General Manager.

·       
Writes
and submits to the General Manager regular field Management reports as may be
required.

·       
Performs
any other duties as may be assigned by the General Manager from time to time.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business agribusiness
Management or other related agricultural studies with specialization in crop
husbandry.

·       
A
minimum of five years of experience managing/supervising in the tea industry or
agricultural production unit.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants should send in a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae with
contacts of three (3) referees and certified copies of supporting academic and
other related documents. All applicants should be addressed and physically
brought or emailed to:

 

The General Manager

Igara Growers Tea
Factory Ltd

P. O. BOX 110,
BUSHENYI – UGANDA

 

Email: igara@ugatea.com

 

Or

 

Uganda Tea
Development Agency Limited,

P.O. Box 6204,
Kampala. Uganda

Plot 821 Rubaga Road

 

Email: admin@ugatea.com

 

Ps. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted and those who have already applied need not
reapply.

 

Deadline: 8th August 2020

 

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