Farm Manager

A Reputable Agric Company

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A Reputable Agric Company seeks the services of a Farm Manager

 

Job Title: Farm Manager

 

Job Location: Akateng-Asesewa, Eastern Region

 

Job Description

The Farm Manager will report directly to the Executive Team/ CEO; Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Plan and attain annual production targets for grow-out and fingerling production on the farm
  • Managing of Farmhands
  • Ensure that the farm operates on a sustainable and profitable basis
  • Set up a data storage and retrieval system that ensures that data on the operation of a fish farm is readily available for analysis and preparation of reports
  • Will assist Executive Team to develop market for tilapia produced by the Farm
  • Planning (calculating) and implementing feeding regimes
  • Monitoring the health of the fish and treating them when appropriate
  • Produce fingerlings for use by the project and for sale to other farms
  • Ensure proper husbandry practices such as feeding, grading, harvesting, net changing, boat handling and other general farm maintenance tasks
  • Ensure quality fingerlings are selected for grow out
  • Prepare periodic progress and management reports for the Executive Team
  • Ensure that the effluents, operations and other activities on the farm do no endanger the environment
  • Planning breeding programs and growing schedules to obtain maximum efficiency
  • Adhering to environmental standards
  • Ensure good health and safety practices on site
  • Ensure applicable Regulations, legislations and company manuals are adhered to
  • Implement proper water management techniques
  • Ensure training of site team and updating them on new technologies as they are developed
  • Plan and implement measures to avoid fish losses
  • Keep and maintain proper farm records

 

Qualification and Requirements 

  • A minimum of first degree in Aquaculture or related field from a recognized Institution
  • At least 3-5 years practical experience in tilapia farming in a tropical region
  • A good knowledge of financial and administrative procedures as well as adequate skills in agricultural data management and analysis will be an advantage
  • The Farm Manager must have a sound understanding of fish husbandry and be conscientious in relation to recording and maintaining reliable data records The candidate must be highly motivated with good communication and planning skills, as well as substantial IT skills. There is significant responsibility attached to this position
  • Candidate applying for this position is generally required to be flexible in terms of the total hours worked to meet the demands of the role and organization
  • Applicant should be a goal getter and should be able to work under pressure to meet the Farm requirement. The applicant must be able to swim