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Crops Manager - Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

Location: Marondera
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above post that has arisen in the Agro-Industrial Park at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Planning and scheduling land preparation for timely planting of crops as per cropping programme;
  • Ensuring that soil and plant samples are processed and recommending improvement of soil and plant nutrition;
  • Calibrating planters, fertilizer spreaders, boom sprayers and supervising their respective operations in the field;
  • Scheduling irrigation and ensuring efficient utilisation of water to meet crop water requirements;
  • Planning for labour requirements and participating in the recruiting and training of staff
  • Supervising workers undertaking various activities including planting, irrigation, fertilizer application, chemical applications, harvesting and grading;
  • Regularly scouting for diseases, pests and physiological disorders and recommending corrective actions where necessary;
  • Identifying maturity indices for all crops grown and recommending harvesting dates, appropriate harvesting and storage conditions;
  • Participating in cropping programme planning, budgeting and financial reports preparation;
  • Facilitating the purchase of inputs such as seed, fertilizer and chemicals in collaboration with the Procurement Management Unit;
  • Supporting the General Manager in the monitoring of the Agro-Industrial Park operating budget
  • Maintaining production and crop management practices records
  • Arranging for sales of crops in collaboration with the Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Inspecting machinery, equipment and facilities to establish maintenance and repair requirements;
  • Ensuring that all staff adhere to health and safety regulation;
  • Ensuring that the Crop Production Unit complies with all relevant statutory regulations
  • Keeping abreast with developments and trends in Crop Production Science;
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park

Qualifications And Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture/Crop Science or related discipline from a recognised Institution
  • A Master’s Degree in Crop Science or equivalent is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ hands-on crop farming experience, preferably in a leadership role
  • A business management qualification will be an added advantage
  • Hands-on experience at a commercial farming entity.

How To Apply

Conditions Of Service

Leave, contributory medical aid and pension are offered. Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

Applications

Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees including their email addresses.

Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed and sent via registered mail to:

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

P.O. Box 35

MARONDERA

hand deliver or send by courier to:

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

CSC Campus, Industrial Sites

15 Longlands Road

MARONDERA

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 24 June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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