Head Of Agricultural Department
Job Type Full Time
Experience 10 years
Job Field Agriculture / Agro-Allied
Plans a wide variety of research programs, experimental projects, and tests with research scientists.
Sets up and adapts research facilities, methods, and procedures.
Plans breeding programs and assists in calving difficulties.
Selects, trains, and supervises farm and herd personnel.
Supervises dairy operations; grows, harvests, and stores forage and grain crops; maintains an appropriate system of pasture management.
Maintains breeding, feeding, registration, herd health, and milk production records.
Handles transfers, cattle sales, and exhibits.
Maintains appropriate health and sanitary standards in milking operations.
Purchases farm supplies and equipment.
To support the Management in presenting strategic income generation plans
Collects samples and records various kinds of research data; prepares research and project reports.
Supervises artificial insemination of cattle; schedules preventive treatments, and maintains normal herd health standards.
Formulates feed rations.
Prepares periodic reports and maintains appropriate files and records.
Cordinates and contributes to value chain
Facilitate market driven linkages between agribusiness producers, wholesalers, processors, and markets within Nigeria.
Lead project development and strategic support in a wide variety of areas, including value chain development and upgrading strategies, improving access to agricultural inputs, agricultural extension, marketing.
Supervises the sub department and takes care of projects
At least a Bachelors, and preferably a Masters level qualification in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economy
Minimum of ten years of experience of working with or in agribusiness development and facilitation, preferably in the prioritised commodities [Seeds, Livestock and Greenhouse]
Knowledge of the prioritized commodities preferably in Nigeria And Outside Nigeria
Experience in value chain development and agribusiness finance, preferable experience with climate finance
Thorough knowledge of beef and dairy cattle management and operations.
Thorough knowledge of plant and cattle diseases and of the methods of prevention and cure.
Considerable knowledge of modern agricultural methods and experimental farming practices.
Method of Application
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