Farm Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Haven Agro-Allied Company

Consumer Goods
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Job Description for Farm manager are as follows; 

  • Managers determine, administer, and execute policy relating to the administration, facility maintenance, and standards of fish farm operations
  • Assign to workers duties such as fertilizing and incubating spawn, feeding and transferring fish, and planting, cultivating, and harvesting.
  • Tracking fish life cycles and growth rates and controlling disease.
  • Direct and monitor worker activities such as treatment and rearing of fingerlings, maintenance of equipment, and harvesting of fish.
  • Plan work schedules according to personnel and equipment availability, tidal levels, feeding schedules, or transfer and harvest needs.
  • Observe fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, monitor fish growth, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.
  • Perform both supervisory and management functions such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work.
  • Train workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and in the use of equipment.
  • Record the numbers and types of fish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
  • Interview and select new employees. Maintain workers' time records.


The responsibilities for the farm manager are;

  • Prepare or direct the preparation of fish food, and specify medications to be added to food and water to treat fish for diseases.
  • Supervise the artificial spawning of various salmon and trout species.
  • Calculating the feeding regime,
  • Monitoring the health of the fish and taking action to treat them when appropriate;
  • Planning breeding programmes and growing schedules to obtain maximum efficiency and adhering to environmental standards;
  • Applying knowledge of fish habitats and their effective time management;
  • Understanding legislation and how to implement this into practical application;
  • Ensuring the water supply is of a sufficient quality for the stock;
  • Being aware of different water management techniques;
  • Being adaptable to new technologies as they develop and learning practical skills;
  • Paying close attention to detail to avoid expensive fish losses in what can be a high risk industry;
  • Possessing stock skills such as fish handling, spawning, grading and harvesting;
  • Updating knowledge of fish health and nutrition;
  • Maintaining records of stocks.
  • All other duties as assigned.


 Qualifications and Requirements are;

  • B.Sc. Agriculture, Aquaculture or Animal Husbandry or related engendering degree
  • Minimum 1-5 years’ experience as Fish Farm Manager
  • Knowledge or past experience in the use of re-circulatory systems required.
  • Experience in Africa and catfish farming would be highly desirable.

Applicant is expected to exhibit the followings; 

  • Be a team player
  • High Ethical standard
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Budget Preparation
  • Business Acumen
  • Risk Management
  • Good mental and physical ability
  • Must be willing to stay on-site for most time
  • Ability to lead and motive a team.

Mode of application:

Interested candidate should forward their cv's latest 31/09/14

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