Directorate of Human Resources

World Bank African Center of Excellence in Agro-ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE)
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Uganda Martyrs University is a faith-based University and is set to host the World Bank Center of Excellence in Agro-ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE). The Center is looking for a self motivated, dynamic and ethically upright person to fill the position of Farm Manager based at its main Office at the Faculty of Agriculture, Nkozi.

Position: Farm Manager (1 Position)
Organisation: Uganda martyrs University/ACALISE
Duty Station: Nkozi, Uganda
Remuneration: Attractive package

Key duties and responsibilities

Responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of a mixed farm.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the University Farm
  • Provides technical advice to ACALISE leadership on strategic activities to implement innovations and commercialization of products
  • Supervises the support staff of the Farm
  • Custodian of farm equipment, machines, and all property on behalf of ACALISE
  • Planning production to maintain farm progress against set targets
  • Oversee practical activities: Maintenance of machinery and farm buildings, feeding livestock, and students’ practicals
  • Oversee marketing the farm’s products
  • Planning activities for farm staff, trainees and interns
  • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans
  • Ensuring that farm activities comply with ACALISE requirements
  • Monitoring animal health and welfare
  • Maintaining a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
  • Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate
  • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity
  • Keeping financial and other farm records up to date

Qualifications and Experience

Should be a holder of a Bachelors of Science in an Agricultural field preferably with a diploma in Agriculture from a recognized Institution. Knowledge and a qualification in Organic Agriculture or Agro-ecology will be an added advantage. Three years of relevant experience as a farm manager in a large progressive farm is essential. The job requires a dynamic person, self motivated and capable to work under less supervision.

How to apply

Applications must be accompanied with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant documents (certificates and awards), a current day-time telephone contact and email address not later than 2oth October, 2017

Applications should be addressed to:

Director, Human Resources

Uganda Martyrs University

P O Box 5498