Kiambaa Dairy Farmers Co-operative Society Limited – Milk Collection and Extension Manager.

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Job Description.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Build a strong and loyal raw milk supply base from the farmers in the Society’s catchment areas.
  • Monitor and continuously grow milk volumes delivered to Society, and raise any concerns for timely interventions.
  • Offer extension services to the Society’s dairy farmers.
  • Develop and implement strategies on how to reactivate dormant farmers and onboard new farmers.
  • Advice the Management and the Board on ways of improving members’ services and commitment.
  • Lead the extension department in developing, implementing, and conducting comprehensive and effective farmers’ training, organized field visits, and support services.
  • Coordinate with the Quality Control Officer on quality improvement of milk supplied by members and troubleshooting milk quality issues from the farmer level.
  • Take the lead in guiding the extension department to initiate new technologies for adoption by the Society’s dairy farmers e.g climate-smart dairy farming, use of ICT tools, etc
  • Disseminate any relevant information to the members, especially on all services available to them. 
  • Provide technical advice on design elements (extension model and relevant approaches) to strengthen and reform the extension system.
  • Advice the Management and the Board on how to increase milk delivery by farmers.
  • Lead extension department in developing strategies to support the Society’s farmers to do dairy as a business; aspects of record keeping, reducing the cost of production, etc
  • Structure work plans, targets, and reports for the extension department.
  • Coordinate with other relevant departments to support the achievement of milk volumes and extension services for the members
  • Submit daily, weekly and monthly reports to the General Manager on activities done, results, challenges, and, recommendations.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Diploma or Degree in Animal Science, Animal Production, Agriculture extension, and education, or any other related field
  • With at least 3-4 years of experience  in Extension services
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • 2 years valid driving license /Motorbike

Skills and Personal Attributes 

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in the local dialect.
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Management skills
  • Result oriented
  • Innovative

Method of Application

Forward your CV only to recruitment@kiambaadairy.com The application deadline is Tuesday 31st January 2023, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.