Agricultural Manager – Sugarcane, Arua

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2198893007
Agricultural Manager – Sugarcane, Arua
Uganda, Northern Region, Arua,
Modified June 19, 2024


Overview My client a Large Sugarcane Estate in Uganda with numerous expansion projects in progress is recruiting for an experienced and well qualified Agricultural Manager with a proven track record in Sugarcane Farming.

My client will welcome applicants from : Kenya , Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Mauritius The Company: Minimum Requirements A completed 3-year Tertiary Qualification: Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Plant Production or Agronomy or similar)A completed Senior Certificate in Cane Husbandry – preferred A minimum of 15 – 20 years' experience working in sugarcane production, coupled with at least 5 -10 years' experience in irrigation, contract negotiations and financial management Expansion Project experience Greenfuel Experience – advantage Outgrowers experience – advantage Hold a valid Driver's License Duties and Responsibilities: Strategic Management of area of responsibility to ensure achievement of short, medium, and long-term production and cost management goals.

Meeting Cane production targets on a yearly basis including tons RV, RV% process, Meeting fertilizer program including budget Knowledge of the Canepro system will be seen as advantageous as a tool in terms of irrigation, fertilizer, weed control, ripening, replant and drying off dates Effective and efficient on-farm Water Management, including the utilization of soil moisture probes, Cane Pro irrigation maps, practical irrigation scheduling based on probe information including the reporting on the management of irrigation water allocations, target water requirements, and actual water usage reports Management of Service Levels of all Contractors involved in land preparation, planting, irrigation installation, fertilizer and fertigation application, cane cutting, loading, and hauling, weed control, pest and disease control, mechanization, and security as well as monthly SLA evaluation and reporting on contractor performance, cost, and quality.

Astute Financial management and control by compiling a budget for own area of responsibility, including the analyzing of cost per Ha, capex as well as business plan and quarterly forecasting Oversight of Mechanical harvesting and Planting in line with the normal protocols Responsible for Safety and risk management, which is inclusive of applicable ISO systems and MARSH audit standards/ protocols.

Highly Competitive Remuneration Structure and Package Expatriate employees are remunerated in two parts: External Salary: 1st part: Representing the expatriate’s net Salary is directly paid either in Uganda in US $ Dollars or a nominated offshore account and is tax free2nd Part: Local Living Allowance (Based on Salary Banding Level for this position): A local allowance is paid which is taxable in Uganda.

Gratuity: In addition to salary an Annual Gratuity is paid at the rate of one month’s external salary for each completed year of service.

This is payable at the time of leaving the services of the Group National Social Security Fund: Paid by the Company.

Medical Insurance covered by the company Vehicle / Transportation Working Tools: Provided by the company: Computer and all other necessary to carry out your working obligations Mobile phone allowance Accommodation: The company provides family accommodation and normally expects employees to be accompanied by their families The accommodation is.

provided with hard furniture and basic kitchen equipment, such as a cooking range, refrigerator, etc.

Water and electricity accounts are covered by the company Work Permits and Visas: Successful candidate’s work permit / visa (for self /family) costs and travel is arranged by the company Annual Leave: 30 days paid leave per year Return Air Passages to point of origin when on leave Please note that only candidates that meet the above requirements and are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Agricultural manager – sugarcane

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