Head of Agriculture

Posted: 1 year ago

Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting to
Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

The Head of Agriculture is a member of the Senior Management Team, who is responsible for managing and controlling the organization’s implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the company’s agricultural investments. S/he will take leadership and oversight function to ensure the delivery of high-quality produce as well as take charge of the overall farm functionality and operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide managerial and leadership responsibility to staff in alignment with the company’s business plan and overall strategic vision.
  • Improve agricultural productivity, livelihood, and agroecosystem resilience through climate-smart practices.
  • Develop strategic vision for the farming department relating to area expansion, yield improvements, crop rotation etc.
  • Oversee the development of farming policies and procedures, including the development programme and the annual budget requirements in conjunction with executive management.
  • Ensure departmental and operational data is thoroughly and accurately recorded to inform management’s decision making, including all operational activities (by field), stock, rainfall, scouting, pest monitoring, etc.
  • Lead the annual sales cycles, deliveries, extension services, and loan collection in a region while exploring and testing ways to increase the number of clients each team member can support.
  • Develop proposals and secure funding for innovative Agriculture programs, including those focused on, out growers and youth employment; as needed, may also support business development for the value-chain of other agro-industrial sectors
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the livestock sector and crop Sector.
Key Skills & Competency:
Commitment & Integrity 5
Excellent understanding of farming seasons and activities especially contemporary practices 5
Excellent written and oral communication skills 4
Excellent interpersonal skills 5
Ability to influence decision making and negotiate to obtain desired result. 4
Education & Experience

Academic Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science or any other Agric related discipline like Crop Science etc.

Professional Experience

Relevant 8 years of experience in farm management, of which 5 years should be managerial.

Technical Proficiency

Excellent skills in Data Analysis, proficient with MS Office Tools.

Other Experience

Post graduate qualification like Master’s in Administration would be an added advantage.
Working Conditions



Health & Safety

Health Maintenance Plan & Gym Membership

Employee Benefits

Career Development Packages

Work Hours

45 Hours per week

Work Type


Other Benefit

Relocation Allowance for expatriate

Other Benefit

Accommodation in primary duty station