VACANCY: Farm Manager in Senegal (Cassava)

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agriculture, Agronomy
  • Field of Expertise: Operations, Project Management, Specialist
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Gross / Nett: Nett
  • Benefits included: Accommodation, Flights, International insurance, Transport
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Dec 12, 2017
  • Vacancy closing date: Jan 26, 2018

Job Description

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Farm Manager is required for a large scale Greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project developed by a leading pan African group
• Consists of cultivating Tuber crop for starch production
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Land development and irrigation system setup are due in Q1 2018

• Working closely with the contractors (land development and irrigation system provider) in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Defining the agronomic strategy and planning in order to meet production targets
• Being in charge of all farming activities (planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, HR of farming staff, farming equipment maintenance, etc.)
• Improvement processes
• Implement and maintain SOP’s
• Quality of products
• Make sure all facilitating departments are working optimal

• Track record in similar project (Tubers like cassava, potatoes, taro, etc.)
• Degree in agriculture is helpful but not a must (business administration is fine)
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Experience in managing large scale farms (1 000 Ha and more)
• Proven capacity to lead team of agricultural engineers and technicians
• Willing to live in land-locked area
• At least 10 years of work experience as a farm manager
• African working experience an advantage, not a must
• Good understanding of and experience in production planning and distribution management
• Experienced in process management and optimization
• Experience in HR management (performance evaluation, remuneration, promotions)
• Excels at networking and building strong relationships at senior levels in the government and governmental institutions
• Strong in communication, guiding his team, networking with governmental bodies and reporting to stakeholders.
• Ability to think strategically, plan, implement and deliver outcomes
• Superior negotiation skills and ability to convince and make a point to his peers
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred

Package offered:
• Competitive wages
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: a.s.a.p.