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QSSK-MO-FTCM-Field Technical And Compliance Manager

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Job Description

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall supervision of agronomists, farm supervisors and other field workers by providing proper leadership, guidance, and control in order to have an effective field operation.
  • The employee will have a leading role in implementing the company’s ongoing and proposed projects amongst our client’s farmer’s schemes e.g permaculture, living wages and Living Incomes, agroforestry.
  • Ensure a successful adoption of our client’s organic production model in line with the up-to-date contractual agreements with the small holder farmers.
  • Increase fruit production and quality by amongst other intervention measures ensure proper adoption of agreed farming practices amongst the growers, e.g pruning, and composting, pests, and diseases management.
  • Equip producers with knowledge, awareness on organic farming principles, better avocado orchard management and certifications for organic, Global Gap, Fairtrade and SMETA, through farmer training and other relevant instruments.
  • Play a leading role in ensuring organic products integrity, risk identification that impact on organic status and management thereof.
  • Oversee in accordance with the set SOP and harvesting checklist ensure proper harvesting, on farm product handling, risk verification during harvesting and correct up to date purchases documentation.
  • Play a leading role in the planning for internal and external organic audits.
  • In liaison with the field manager and team for building a sustainable farmers base with organic status to produce 1.7 million kilos annually by first quarter of 2024.
  • Oversee packhouse procurement needs for raw materials as well as standards compliance.
  • Responsible for the management of the company’s farm commercial activities.
  • Oversee the company’s passion fruit growing and other proposed projects.
  • Prepare reports and up to date accurate records that pertain to the field work.
  • Communicate effectively about the company’s farmer development model, plans etc to farmers, project stakeholders and the wider public in order to advance its vision and mission.
  • Responsible for ensuring the company meets statutory compliances e.g licences
  • You are obliged to conduct yourself in the best manner and any Company’s trade secrets and proprietary information should be kept confidential.
  • Effectively represent the company in meetings and forums that further the interest of avocado and other selected commodity value chains and the company.
  • Proper control and maintenance of company’s field inventories, equipment, and assets e.g vehicles bikes etc.
  • The employee’s conduct and expectations full information are contained in the ‘Employees Handbook’ as well as based on the company’s Ethical policies.
  • Ensure proper custody and maintenance of company’s property availed to you especially motorbikes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in BSC crops, agriculture, or horticulture.
  • Experience working with small holder farmers in commercial oriented schemes, or a large-scale farm enterprise is a MUST
  • Demonstrable agronomic skills in fruits orchard management especially avocados and passion fruits.
  • Ability to train farmers, peers and disseminate good agricultural practices and adoption thereof with emphasize to environmental sound practice.
  • Conversant or working experience with either GlobalGap/Grasp or EU organic standards in busy farming environment.
  • MS office suite proficiency
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English language.
  • A highly organized individual with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrable creativity and strategic thinker.
  • Good leadership and managerial skills are a MUST.
  • Goal achievement orientation and self-starter.
  • Passion for social economic impact amongst poor producers.
  • A valid driving license.

How to Apply

https://qsourcing.com/job/qssk-mo-ftcm-field-technical-and-compliance-manager/?utm

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