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  Farm & Conservancy Manager


Job Description :

An established export fruit farming company in Swaziland has a contract position available for a suitably experienced Conservancy & Farm Manager. Based just over the border into Swaziland the position reports directly to the Owner/ MD.

The operation currently consists of a 90ha avocado farm, packhouse, 60ha timber and an 800ha area set aside for a conservancy development. The role will entail working closely with the Owner on the following:

  • Management of the established labour force (65 permanent plus seasonal contract workers);
  • Overseeing daily tasks in the avo orchard and timber plantation;
  • Establishing new avo plantings;
  • Developing of the 800ha area to a conservancy with education and tourism facilities;
  • General maintenance;
  • Weekend stand-by duties.

This position is well-suited to an active, older candidate who is still keen to play a hands-on role in day-to-day farming activities and who has a special passion for conservation development. Requirements:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (required for work permit);
  • Strong, hands-on farming experience (tree crops preferred) of at least 10 years;
  • Excellent mechanical and maintenance skills;
  • A background in conservation/ conservancy management and passion for nature;
  • Proven staff motivation and management experience.

The position is available as an initial 3 month contract, starting in January 2020, with the option to extend thereafter dependent on performance.

Salary Details:

A basic salary is offered along with a fully furnished, self-catering cottage available for accommodation (including lights and water) and a work vehicle provided. 


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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