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General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park - 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

  •  The General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park is responsible for the overall management of activities at the Agro-Industrial Park which includes crop and livestock farming; ensuring that farm equipment and machinery is in good working condition and managing staff to ensure maximum production.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Innovation and Industrialisation, the General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park shall be responsible for:

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing strategies for the Agro-Industrial Park, policy formulation and developing action plans in an effort to improve business performance;
  • Managing and coordinating Agro-Industrial Park operations through effective crop and livestock production planning to ensure that set targets are achieved;
  • Overseeing the recruitment and selection of Agro-Industrial Park employees, managing employees’ contracts of employment, employee orientation, staff training, salary administration, performance management, handling staff disciplinary matters, and managing employees’ well-being and welfare needs;
  • Overseeing Agro-Industrial Park employees and Interns’ work schedules and ensuring that timecards are prepared for all employees;
  • Responsible for the management of the Unit’s financial resources by practicing good financial planning through setting budgets and production targets and maintaining up-to-date financial records
  • Recommending the purchase of Agro-Industrial Park machinery, equipment, supplies and other materials needed for the smooth running of the Unit
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement processes and procedures
  • Maintaining a computerised inventory of Agro-Industrial Park machinery, equipment, supplies and materials as well as maintain records of Agro-Industrial Park produce stock for both crops and livestock
  • Overseeing the maintenance for Agro-Industrial Park machinery and equipment and the security and safety of Agro-Industrial Park infrastructure
  • Assisting Academic Departments in the training of Agricultural Sciences students in various practical aspects of Agro-Industrial Park operations and contribute effectively to teaching, research and community outreach activities;
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety standards;
  • Keeping abreast with developments and trends in the Agricultural sector; and
  • Undertaking any other related duties as may be delegated by the Executive Director, Innovation and Industrialisation

Qualifications And Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or related discipline from a recognised Institution
  • A Master’s Degree in Crop Science or equivalent is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ post qualification experience managing a commercial farm or Agro-Industrial entity
  • Computer literacy.

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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