Dairy Manager Job opportunity at Nuru International Kenya  2013

Position: Dairy Manager at Nuru International Kenya
About The Organization:
Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education.
Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. Using local income-generating activities,

Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

Nuru’s vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty have the choice to determine their future.
See www.nuruinternational.org.
About The Position:
Reporting to the Portfolio Manager, the Dairy Manager will hold a critical role in the organization.
He/she will successfully manage the day-to-day dairy operations of a large and rapidly growing organization.
This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished Dairy expert, with a deep understanding and track record of managing Dairy, who will play a pivotal role in Nuru’s next phase of development.
Dairy Manager Job Description:
Establish, supervise and maintain Nuru’s cattle herd, technicians, and manage the day to-day operations of Nuru’s dairy farm
Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish Nuru’s dairy business
Supervise all activities and all employees of Nuru’s dairy farm, which includes but is not limited to:
Management of the dairy herd (65% of time):   

  • Establish Nuru’s dairy farm operations and processes
  • Meet Nuru’s defined dairy production and performance targets
  • Manage daily operations of dairy farm
  • Maintain cow herd and ensure milk production is at optimal international standards
  • Manage and maintain Nuru’s Napier and grazing plots
  • Supervise herd feeding operations
  • Manage the breeding and artificial insemination processes and raise replacement heifers
  • Manage and maintain dairy farm facilities, grounds and equipment
  • Ensure that Nuru adheres to all government rules and regulations
  • Manage the health and reproduction of Nuru’s herd

Operations and, Finance and Procurement (20 % of time):

  • Keep record of all dairy farm activities (herd  health, production, reproduction inventories)
  • Manage inventory
  • Manage the budget and financial performance of Nuru’s dairy farm
  • Manage dairy farm personnel, including but not limited to:
  1. Managing payroll
  2. Recruitment  and  training of dairy personnel
  3. Evaluation and development of dairy personnel
  • Manage dairy farm procurement activities

Sales (15% of time)

  • Manage milk sales activities in coordination with portfolio manager

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience):

  • Experience in dairy management and training in the dairy industry (3+ years)
  • Management experience (2+ years)
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology or its equivalent and have at least five years relevant experience.
  • Be innovative, enthusiastic and energetic, able to work with minimum supervision and will possess excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask under pressure.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, a pleasant and outgoing personality
  • Be self-motivated and team orientated and work to a high level of integrity and accountability, with keen attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite specially MS Word and MS Excel.

Location: Isibania, Kuria West District
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified Individuals, Please Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and turn it in at our offices / Human Resources Manager at our main office (see PO Box for mailing information) or email it to francis.kizito@nuru.co.ke, cc nyuster@nuru.co.ke

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Deadline of receiving application is 15th November 2013.