24 Oct 2019

Operations Manager – Community Development in Agriculture at Community Development In Agriculture

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A Commercial Cattle Farming Business in Southern Province, Zambia, seeks to employ the services of an Operation Manager to manage, oversee, co-ordinate and support the Community Development Program. The program targets the immediate surrounding small-scale and emerging farmers with the aim to train farmers in conservative farming methods, the benefits of preventative measures, dipping cattle etc. The purpose is to build a working synergy between The Company and the local farming community thus enabling an inflow of cattle and crops from the community to meet The Company’s requirements; while maintaining mutual benefit for the local famer, community and environment too.


  • Highly organised, detail orientated multitasker with strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong communication skills and command of spoken and written English and Tonga.
  • Administrative, financial and project or operational management experience.
  • Qualification in operations management or similar managerial qualification.
  • Proactive and resilient individual with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong people and leadership skills.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in rural community development or similar environment.
  • Minimum five years of managerial/leadership experience.
  • Strong MS Office knowledge.


  • Ensure the effective implementation if all programmes, from project scoping to impact evaluation and ensure that all operations run effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure strategic objectives of programmes are accomplished and align with The Company’s strategies and objectives.
  • Ensure that the department’s administration runs effectively.
  • Ensure timeous and accurate reporting for company and donor requirements.
  • Adhere to all donor grant/MoU agreements.
  • Ensure a regular flow of cattle and crops to the company from the small-scale and emerging farmers.

Staff Management

  • Leadership of the operations team, ensuring training, mentoring and resourcing occurs with a focus on strengthening capacity to effectively achieve operational targets.
  • Oversee the induction of new staff, monitor employee performance and conduct Performance Appraisals.
  • Lead regular operational meetings.

Operational Development

  • Improve operational systems, processes and policies in support of the section’s objectives.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of all services.
  • Maintain high standards throughout the operation.
  • Develop and maintain a curriculum and training program for both cattle and cropping programmes.
  • Develop projects and programs as required to align to The Company’s objectives and requirements.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Foster good relationships with the communities and farmers in the surrounding areas, at all times.
  • Engage with communities and leaders to gain access to a larger farmer network as required to fulfill The Company’s objectives.
  • Engage with all donor or support organisations fostering a good working relationship.
  • Strengthen relationships with government municipalities, departments and agencies to gain their support for all operations.
  • Inform the company of any potential opportunities arising from stakeholder interactions and assist in the development of proposals to access these resources.
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How to Apply

Please send concise CV, with traceable references to [email protected] before 20-11-2019. If you have not received a reply before end November-19; please consider you application unsuccessful.

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