Farm Manager at Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme Limited/Gte (ECEWS)

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Farm Manager

Location: Abak, Akwa Ibom
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Program
ECEWS aims to contribute to food security among smallholder farming communities by piloting its program in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State by:

  • Enhancing efficiency and quality in the food value chain through an integrated agriculture aggregation center system.
  • Building farmer capacity through education, training, and certification that will equip farmers with the standards and tools to produce high-quality food crops that command high prices, leading to increased earnings; and
  • Creating an inclusive agricultural system that effectively and sustainably engages and generates economic and employment opportunities for women and youth across the state.

Job Description

  • Preparing plans and schedules for farm operations and ensuring efficient resource allocation
  • Preparation of budget and financial reports as well as the implementation of cost control measures
  • Procurement of farm supplies and record-keeping
  • Responsible for the storage, sales and marketing of farm produce
  • Developing and maintaining communications with customers, prospects, offtakes and service providers consistent with the company’s business objectives
  • Assisting with the recruitment, training and supervision of staff.

Minimum Recruitment Standard

  • B.Sc in Agronomy, Agricultural Science, Crop Science or other related discipline
  • Extensive knowledge of agricultural policies and risk management practices
  • 3- 5 years of experience in managing farms
  • Excellent understanding of Nursery planting and seed sowing, irrigation, intercultural operations, fertilizer/chemical application and harvesting.
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and standards
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV using the job title as the subject of the mail.

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