Farm Manager || National University of Science & Technology (NUST)

  • Anywhere

DUE DATE : 20 AUGUST 2021

DUTIES

  • Plans and supervises staff and farm activities, ensuring compliance with government regulations and health and safety standards;
  • Budgets and maintains accurate financial records;
  • Plans and implements production against set budget parameters;
  • Handles paperwork and keeps accurate farm administrative records, including production records and knowledge of pests and diseases;
  • Monitors animal health and welfare in liaison with the veterinary department;
  • Organises sales and purchases of livestock, farm equipment, crops and agricultural products;
  • Undertakes practical activities such as driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock or spraying fields;
  • Organizes maintenance and repair of farm property, equipment and machinery
  • Advertises and markets farm products.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 O level passes including English and Mathematics.
  • A Diploma in Agriculture plus at least 3 years’ relevant experience or a Degree in Agriculture plus at least 2 years’ relevant experience.
  • A clean Class 4 Driver’s License is a requirement.
  • Experience at supervisory level and knowledge of mechanization operations will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in field, horticulture crops (including export crops) and animal fodders and pastures; drip irrigation integrated with fertilization; commercial composting; commercial farming (profit mind-set and costs conscious) and planning and implementation of row cropping, plantation farming and horticultural production, under irrigation, and rain fed
  • Ability to lead, source, coordinate and motivate a multi-disciplinary workforce
  • Ability to plan and implement farming projects
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to communicate and work with people
  • Decisive and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of key farm equipment practices.

TO APPLY

  • All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees) and copies of certificates must be addressed to

The Senior Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Department
National University of Science and Technology
P O Box AC 939
Ascot
Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE

And emailed to recruitment@nust.ac.zw in a single pdf file clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line.

The National University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.