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Assistant Farm Manager Position

Who we are

Farmwella is an innovative sustainable development company aimed to empower and support the next generation of farmers in Africa. We believe that we have an imperative and an opportunity to transform Africa’s food and farming system to make it productive, profitable, and resilient.


The Assistant Farm Manager is responsible to provide assistance in the overall management of Farmwella Farms. S/he would deputize for the Farm Manager in his/her absence and would be actively involved in the day to day operations on the farm

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this role successfully, the Assistant Farm Manager will perform the following responsibilities in relation to all Farmwella farms, which will include but are not limited to

Core Task

  • Plan and implement budgets and production targets
  • Monitor the quality of produce and performance of the farm
  • Resolve customer issues to their overall satisfaction
  • Ensure product quality and availability
  • Keep up to date and accurate records
  • Work closely with the Logistics Director
  • Help with product marketing and selling to a variety of customers
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Organize employee schedule
  • Undertake practical work as necessary depending on the volume of the work
  • Complete tasks assigned by the Farm Manager or Director of Farm Operations accurately and efficiently
  • Communicate directly with the Farm Director, the status of work/needed responsibilities on the farm.
  • In the absence of Farm Manager, s/he will assign and communicate daily/weekly duties required to the farm workers/other employees on the farm.
  • Measure and report daily/monthly work progress of the farm.
  • Work together with the farm manager to achieve the weekly goals of the farm.
  • Act as an intermediary between the Farm Director and other workers on the farm, bringing concerns in a very supportive and positive manner.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • A knowledge of food production and an awareness of customer demand, food standards and sustainability
  • The ability to work under pressure and make decisions in stressful environments
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory skills and management ability
  • Profit oriented and have a big picture of the farm vision and mission in mind.
  • Willingness to be on the farm in all weathers and patience to undertake all sorts of practical, sometimes repetitive jobs
  • Willingness to work overtime as required
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to motivate others
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively when required
  • Team player
  • Dedicated to customer satisfaction and a great customer experience
  • Ability to drive a vehicle or ride a motor cycle.

Work Experience

S/he will be required to have previous hands-on farming experience in vegetable production and farm management

Qualifications & Training

  • OND/HND in Agriculture
  • Additional courses or experience in Crop Production, Farm Business Management, or Horticulture are recommended.
  • Extensive experience in a farming-related field.
  • Management experience would be a plus
  • A passion for agriculture.


Competitive salary scale based on improvements from top private farms in Nigeria. Salary is negotiable but performance-based. Base salary constitutes 70%, while 30% is a bonus based on predefined individual performance indicators and monthly organizational performance.

Working Hours

Farm Managers are expected to work at least 45 hours a week, from Mondays to Saturdays

What to Expect

  • You will have access to staff housing provided by the company.
  • The work maybe highly stressful due to factors beyond your control.
  • Fluctuations in market prices can make long-term forecasting difficult
  • Although much of the work is office-based, many work activities will be on the farm and highly dependent on weather and season.
  • Traveling during the working day may occasionally be necessary.

Department: Farm Operations

Division Farmwella Ilesa

Reports to: Director of Farm Operations

Location: Ilesa, Osun, Nigeria (Some travel may be required for meetings and other ad hoc activities)

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