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Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) Job Opportunities

Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) Job Opportunities  Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is a non-profit organization which was registered in June 2011 under the Tanzanian Society Act [CAP. 337 R.E. 2002] with registration number S.A 17581 and complying with NGOs Act 2002 with registration number 00NGO/R/0833.

JOB TITTLE: FARMER TRAINING CENTER FARM MANAGER

We are looking for an experienced Farm Manager to work at SAT-Farmer Training center Farm. As a farm manager, you’ll be responsible for the work of farm staff, farm administrative issues, and all financial aspects of the farm. As the farm manager, you will also deal directly with suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. Keeping up with new developments and ensuring compliance with regulations also falls under your areas of responsibility. Many farms have diversified in recent years and include keeping livestock of varying species and all these projects will also be overseen by you in your role. Note that many farms are concerned with arable crops as well as livestock so please check the reference for Farm Manager (Crops) as well. Your duties will vary with the type of livestock being reared.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing breeding programs of farm animals
  • Implementing new agroecological farming technologies which minimizes costs and enhances production and productivity
  • Ensuring the farm is compliant with various legal guidelines and working to minimize the environmental impact of the business, for instance via waste disposal
  • Monitoring the health and welfare of the livestock
  • Keeping all farm records including the movements of all livestock into and out from the farm
  • With the support of the Horticulture expert /supervisor ensure the horticulture section is properly managed and production is enhanced
  • Marketing and selling the livestock and livestock products to a variety of customers
  • Managing any farm diversification activities
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery.
  • Undertaking practical work as necessary depending on the volume of work
  • Recruiting and managing farm staff following discussion with the management and ensuring they work safely and effectively
  • Managing cash flow and developing and monitoring budgets

As a Farm Manager, you’ll be likely to spend a lot of your time in the office and farm making sure that everything is moving along profitably and dealing with suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be expected to undertake manual work around the farm at times which may involve physical labor in dirty conditions.

You’ll need to be able to manage a team and solve problems as they arise without delay. Generally, the role is for someone who is interested in farming as a business enterprise, as well as in science and nature generally.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE DEMANDED?

  • Applicants will be required to have a relevant minimum Diploma in Livestock, animal production, range management, or Animal Science or Degree in Agricultural Sciences.
  • Working experience Minimum 3 years.
  • Alternatively, the candidate may have originally commenced employment in a farm business as a farm worker with an Apprenticeship level qualification in a subject such as Agriculture, specializing in livestock or animal husbandry
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments, super communication and interpersonal skills, and willingness to work overtime as required will be a plus.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • An application letter describing your motivation for the position
  • Recommendation letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of NIDA Card or NIDA Number
  • Photocopy of academic certificates and transcripts

JOB TITTLE: HORTICULTURE FARM SUPERVISOR

We are searching for a horticulture farm supervisor with good business sense to join our team. The supervisor’s responsibilities include monitoring staff, crops, and purchasing supplies, preparing budgets and reports, and ensuring maximum profit. You should be able to maintain professional networks and keep abreast of developments in horticultural science. As a supervisor, it is anticipated that you will be an outstanding supervisor, and the candidate should be a problem solver who is focused on efficiency and take a hands-on approach to the management of the horticulture unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysing existing operations, crops, staff, and financial documents and recommending improvements.
  • Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting and ensuring staff understands expectations.
  • Visiting the different plots to inspect crops and also perform tests on soil and water.
  • Ensuring seeds, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked.
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery.
  • Handling the marketing and sale of products produced on the farm like fruit, vegetables, spices and grain.
  • Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of new staff members.
  • Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and financial reports.
  • Building professional networks and keeping abreast of developments in horticulture science.

What Qualifications Are Demanded?

  • Applicants will be required to have at least a Diploma level qualification which might include Agriculture but specializing in horticulture will be an added advantage
  • Extensive experience minimum 3 years working in a farming-related field and management experience would be a plus.
  • A passion for agriculture, excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments, superb communication, and interpersonal skills, and willingness to work overtime as required

Required Documents

  • An application letter describing your motivation for the position
  • Recommendation letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of NIDA Card or NIDA Number
  • Photocopy of academic certificates and transcripts

The cover letter should be addressed to HR- SAT, P.O Box 6369, Morogoro.

All applications are submitted here

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The deadline for receiving applications is 13th September 2021

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