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Farm Manager at Kitale National Polytechnic

Kitale Technical Institute was established in 1980 as a public institute under the provisions of the Education Act(CAP211). It has grown to be the leading training institute in the region. It is located within Kitale Municipality along Elgon Rd, 1km from Kitale town. VISION “A Technical of training institute of Excellence in management, technological training and Research for global competitives” MISSION “To provide quality and relevant Technical, Entrepreneurial and Management training” OUR COMMITTMENT STATEMENT The college is committed to providing, effective & timely service delivery

The Farm Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of the institute’s farm.

The position will be on CONTRACT basis

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Have Diploma in General Agriculture or above
  • Have at least 3 years working experience in a large farm

Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • Marketing the farm’s products
  • Buying supplies such as fertilizer seeds
  • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery equipment
  • Planning activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them.
  • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops
  • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans
  • Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations
  • Monitoring animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets
  • Maintaining knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them.
  • Applying health and safety standards across the institute farm
  • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity
  • Keeping up to date financial records.

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