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Farm Managers


Nairobi, Kenya

1 year ago

Job Description

Day to day management of all livestock health and husbandry activities. Including Record keeping – development and maintenance of electronic database (breeding data, production data, sales records) Supervision of routine treatments and vaccinations Supervision of proper animal identification (notching, tattoos, branding, RFID tags) Conducting selection of breeding, culling and sale stock Supervision of routine husbandry practices Supplementary feeding Ensuring effective grazing management, rotational grazing, hay making Oversee the management and maintenance of assets (waterholes, boreholes, machinery and equipment, housing) Support scientist during implementation of experiments trials Work in close collaboration with Kapiti head of security on all security related issues. Administrative duties: Finance: Assist in budget preparation and ensure financial resources are properly utilized through effective monitoring. Management of personnel issues including; recruitment, orientation and training of new personnel, allocation of tasks and responsibilities, preparation of appraisal and remuneration.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to use independent judgement in management of the ranch operations
  2. Ability to supervise and including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work
  3. Ability to supervise maintenance works of all assets
  4. Ability to develop and maintain record keeping system and procedures
  5. Ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-term goals
  6. Knowledge of breeding, identification systems, management and sale of livestock essential

Education + Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry or related field
  2. Minimum of 10 years’ experience of progressive hands-on management expertise