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Human Capacity Development Consultants (HCDC) Limited is a vibrant and innovative company committed to the goal of developing human capital in organisations for exceptional business results. We build organisations to achieve optimum performance by developing their human capacity to peak productivity levels. We are committed to excellence, service & integrity.

FARM PROJECT MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION


The Farm Project Manager’s primary responsibility will be planning the farm development for maximum yield, organising farm administration, working machinery, and organising associated activities. The position will be responsible for managing the farm from strategic planning through to implementation; ecological surveys, liaising with farmers, layout of farm production process and providing agronomic advice to the management. The Farm Project Manager will also be responsible for managing key relationships.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct and coordinate activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, and recordkeeping
Demonstrate new agricultural discoveries to staff and farm communities
Identify crop varieties with commercial potential and encourage adoption by local farmers
Manage relationships with government officials, regulatory bodies, community leaders and farmers
Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
Liaise with farmers on management of crop production
Ensuring that the farm is profitable and meets projected financial targets
Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations
Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
Maintaining and monitoring the quality of crop yield
Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations
Provide guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems, or process-related topics
Maintaining knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
Record information, such as production, farm management practices, and parent stock, and prepares financial and operational reports
Determine procedural changes in drying, grading, storage, and shipment for greater efficiency and accuracy
Analyze soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizerer required for maximum production
Applying health and safety standards across the farm
Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity
Prepare annual farm plan, goals and objectives
Perform other related duties as required or assigned

REQUIREMENT
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
10+ years of work experience, with at least 3 years of experience developing and executing agricultural projects
Experience in commercial farming management will be preferable
Farm management including irrigation management will be preferable
Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff
Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

KEY SKILLS/COMPETENCIES
Agricultural Extension Services
Business Acumen
Strategic Thinking
Problem Solving/Analysis
Financial Management
Strategic thinking and strong execution skills
Exceptional Project Management skills
Project Planning, Reporting & Control
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and ability to build and lead effective teams
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

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