Agriculture Manager

  • 4 months ago
  • Salary 000 / Monthly

Job Description

Dwangwa Cane Growers Limited (DCGL) operates an agri-based business north of Nkhotakota and is looking for suitable persons to fill the position of Agriculture Manager. The position requires a team player and a person with good people management skills to be able to motivate his/her subordinates to achieve set targets.

Position: Agriculture Manager

Reporting : The position reports to General Manager

Major Responsibilities

  • Reporting and Advisory Role
  • Advise the General Manager on all agricultural management and related matters
  • Prepare activity, progress and achievement reports to the GM on Department’s activities every month
  • Provide departmental and regular situational reports that are professionally written and meet information requirements as needed by the company and other stakeholders
  • Operational, Planning & Resource Utilization
  • Participate in the formulation, implementation and review of DCGL’s strategic plans, sugar cane management standards and operational procedures
  • Liaising with Dwangwa Sugar Corporation Ltd on sugarcane harvesting and delivery schedules to the Mill to maximize sucrose yield
  • Maintain controls to ensure adherence to regulations, systems and procedures
  • Ensure adequate and economic utilization of machinery and equipment
  • Supervise extension and farm related services to smallholder sugar cane growers and other clients

Financial Control

  • Control labour resources for all activities in the department
  • Re-inforce internal controls in the Department’s operations
  • Prepare of annual work plans and budgets for the Department

Human Resources

  • Identify training needs and develop training programmes for staff and growers
  • Carry out daily labour planning through appropriate delegation to ensure effective labour utilization
  • Carry out staff performance appraisal and make necessary recommendations for review
  • Motivate staff to achieve high performance for attainment of departmental objectives

Stakeholder Relations

  • Liaise with Grower representatives on all extension related issues
  • Liaise with Government agencies and other stakeholders on agricultural policies and best practices in sugarcane production

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and competencies:

  • University Degree in Agriculture plus minimum of 5 years in agriculture management operations
  • Sound knowledge and expertise in sugar cane production and marketing
  • Must have good public relations, team work and strategic management skills
  • Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills with a strong command of English and Chichewa languages
  • Must be comfortable working with rural communities
  • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email

Salary and Benefits

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the seniority of the position awaits the suitable candidate.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit their applications with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and three traceable referees to:

The Chairman – Appointments Committee

C/o Nkhotakota District Assembly

P O Box 48



E-mail to: [email protected]
Closing Date: 29th December, 2020

Dwangwa Cane Growers Limited is an equal opportunities employer. Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.


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