29 Jun '20
Pecan Nut Farming Manager

Agriculture, Zambia Livingstone

Market Related -

A large Commercial Farming Business requires a proactive and resilient Manager to hands-on manage, oversee and co-ordinate their Pecan Nut Operations. Must have sound knowledge of Farming, particularly the Nut industry in Southern Africa & especially Pecan Nuts.

Reporting to the Managing Director + leading a team of 40 people. 

Minimum Qualifications, competencies, and experience required:

  • BSc Agriculture (or Botany or similar) - Tertiary qualification essential
  • 10 years’ extensive farming experience including Nut farming on a large scale
  • Valid recognisable drivers’ licence + able to drive a motorbike
  • Reasonable and practical mechanical knowledge
  • The Administrative, Financial and Project/Operational experience and ability to deal with > 10’000 trees 

Responsibilities:

  • Variety selection, land preparation & planting, pruning… all agronomic practices required
  • Establishment of irrigation  
  • Disease recognition and curative measures
  • Reaping and processing
  • Budgeting  
  • Progressive Management and development of a large labour force
  • Farming and Cropping Management Programs
  • Producing monthly reports
  • Strong MS Office knowledge: Computer skills & record keeping 

Please Note: we will only respond to Candidates who meet the above criteria. If you do not hear from us within 5 days of submission, you may consider your application unsuccessful.

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Ad Visible Until: 28 July 2020
Ref: DUR001065/GD

Vacancy Type: Permanent