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Monday, July 8, 2013

4256 Farm Manager

Vanuatu Agriculture College

Industry:

Education / Training

Location:

Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu.

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:

31-Jul-13

Job Description:

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The Vanuatu Agriculture College Council seeks to recruit an experienced and qualified person to the position of Farm Manager for the Vanuatu Agriculture College. The contract will be for 3 years with a 6 months probationary period.

Queries about this position should be referred to Clerra Toa on the email or the contact number mentioned below.



The primary responsibilities of the position are as follow:

1) Develop and implement the farm business plan for the college farm

2) Provide leadership and day to day operations of the farm, ensuring that it operates in accordance with the college farm plan approved by the council

3) Assist the principal in the continuous monitoring of the college curriculum and ensuring that farm operations tailored toward farming as a business

4) Ensure that the farm has adequate and appropriate logistics in providing hands on training and facilitate technical support for students field practicals.

Interested applicant must have the following requirements:

Criteria:

- Demonstrated background in agriculture and commercial farm management with at least 5 years as a farm manager; Sound understanding of agribusiness and experience in export production of a



variety of Vanuatu crops and livestock; Some knowledge and experience in production for export will enhance eligibility for employment

- Experience in working according to a plan, and imparting farming skills to students; Knowledge of agriculture research and training needs of commercial agriculture in Vanuatu

- Ability to operate crop and livestock farm enterprises including the construction and maintenance of farm infrastructure; Ability to work with foreign experts and possess effective communication communication and

interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate fluently in English and or French; Able to produce reports proposals for consideration by the council

- Be phisically fit, have skills to operate tractors, associated implements and other equipment, including ability to attend to minor breakdowns and maintenance; Willingness to travel to other locations to monitor and

assist students during practical exercises; Must have at least an undergraduate degree in Agriculture, science or related discipline; A diploma certificate of sound experience in Agri-business is also desirable; Must have

some demonstrated operational and strategic management skills.

Salary:

The Salary will be commensurate with experience, competence and qualifications.

Language:

English, French

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How To Apply:

Applications should be directed to the address provided below.

Contact Name:

Clerra Toa

Phone:

(+678) 36606 / (+678) 36965

Email:

info@vac.edu.vu

Address:

The Chairman, Vanuatu Agriculture College Council, PO Box 218, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu.

Website:
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Source:

06-Jul-13 Daily Post (Weekender)
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