Employment Opportunities at Saroafrica International Limited

Saroafrica International Limited (‘Saro’) is an indigenous private sector player with 3 decades of experience in Nigeria. Saro has five Subsidiaries (Saro Agrosciences, Saro Lifecare, Saro Agro-Allied, Gossy Warm Spring and Saro Oil Palm) and two Joint Ventures (AgriseedCo and Green Hills Agricultural Products). Saroafrica is set to become a leading consumer, manufacturing, FMCG and integrated agricultural value chain group. In pursuit of this ambition Saroafrica is making significant investment in a Palm Plantation and Cassava to Ethanol Plant.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Assistant Nursery Manager (Junior Agronomist)

Location: Edo
Employment Type: Full-time
Subsidiary: Saro Oil Palm

Job Description

  • Support the achievement of plantation Fresh Fruit Bunchtargets within the agreed budget.
  • Assist the delivery replanting programme according to best practice international standards.
  • Maintain the plantation at the best upkeep level.
  • Organize and supervise agricultural workforce to improve outturn and workers productivity.
  • Contribute to improve oil extraction rate (OER) by delivering 100% ripe bunches to the mill and arranging for all lose fruit to be delivered within 24 hours of harvest.
  • Support the maximization yields and average bunch weight through appropriate fertilizer application.
  • Respect first in first out management of all plantation stores items.
  • Assist with the installation and management of nurseries.
  • Support the execution the planting programme to allow at least 2 months rainfall for seedlings before the dry season starts.
  • Assist in the training and upskilling of plantations managers and divisional managers to best management practices of oil palm plantation developing in country skills and capability.
  • Support and assist Agric Director and Edo State Government teams in the implementation of all environmental and health and safety initiatives.
  • Assist with reporting against targets and KPIs to relevant authorities to assess and improve business performance.

Requirements

  • Minimum of second-class upper division in Agronomy or Agricultural -Engineering or equivalent subject.
  • Relevant professional experience in a similar role and environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of agricultural operations, imperatively in the plantation sector, in Africa.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Nursery Batch Supervisor

Location: Edo
Employment Type: Full-time
Subsidiary: Saro Oil Palm

Job Description
Actively manage the pre-and main nurseries team in achieving their targets which are summarized here below:

  • Support the achievement of plantation targets within the agreed budget.
  • Deliver the agreed number of plantlets in time and quality for the budgeted planting programme according to best practice international standards, with the lowest possible mortality rate, and the highest possible growth rate. Maintain the pre and main nurseries at the best quality level, through best-in-class fertilization, pest and diseases control, and irrigation.
  • Organize and supervise nurseries workforce, including Batch Managers and Irrigation Supervisor, to improve outturn and workers productivity.
  • Respect first in first out management of all plantation stores items.
  • Control the budget allocated for each operation and ensure expenses are within budget.
  • Assist in the training and upskilling of all nursery’s workforce to best management practices.
  • Support and assist Agricultural Director and ESG teams in the implementation of all environmental and health and safety initiatives.
  • Batches responsibility
  • Planted seeds: 2 x 100,000 (representing a targeted 1,000 hectares of field planting)
  • Total mortality rate < 15%
  • Direct reports: 25-30.
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Requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields.
  • Relevant 5 – 10 years professional experience in a similar role and environment.
  • Prior experience in oil palm nurseries is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of agricultural operations, imperatively in the plantation sector, in Africa.
  • Management/ supervisory skills and experience of managing agricultural teams an advantage.
  • English language essential.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in cross cultural environment.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Knowledge of local languages an advantage.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Head of Security

Location: Edo
Employment Type: Full-time
Subsidiary: Saro Oil Palm.

Job Description

  • Support the achievement of company operational targets with the strict minimum number of security incidents.
  • Organize and supervise the teams of Security Guards, with the assistance of his Security Supervisors, in order to ensure a peaceful operation at all times on the Estates.
  • Maintain, in cooperation with the Workshop Manager, a fleet of vehicles commensurate to the needs of the task, and issue documented recommendations with regards to additional or different equipment requirements.
  • Keeps a constant working relationship with local law enforcement agencies (Police, Mobile Police , Army, DSS) to get their full support if the need arises.
  • Keep an updated planning of all Security activities, including trainings, patrols, staff hires and layoffs, to keep the Security Department optimally dimensioned with the Company operations.
  • Report regularly to the Managing Director, Agric Director, Technical Director and all other Heads of Departments about past, ongoing and planned activities, and flag all existing or potential issues, with proposed solutions. Support and assist Agric Director and ESG teams in the implementation of all environmental and health and safety initiatives
  • Strictly abide to the highest standards in Security Management, in full compliance with:
    • IFC Performance Standards 4 guidelines:
    • Handbook on the Use of Security Forces in Private Sector Projects
    • Risk Assessments
    • Security Management Plans
    • Contracting with Private Security
    • Engaging with Public Security Forces
    • Assist with reporting against targets and KPIs to the Managing Director to assess and improve business performance.

Requirements

  • Relevant professional experience in a similar role and environment; Past experience in law enforcement agencies is an advantage
  • Good knowledge and experience (min 5 years) about security operations in a large scale agro-industrial projects in West Africa
  • Management/ supervisory skills and experience of managing security teams is essential
  • English language essential. Knowledge of local languages an advantage
  • Results focussed with the resilience to deliver in a challenging environment
  • Ability to withstand extreme pressure / high intensity situations calmly, whilst always keeping self-control and restrain
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in cross cultural environment
  • Very strong team leadership skills, and utmost sense of integrity and human respect.
  • Basic IT skills.
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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Workshop Manager

Location: Edo
Subsidiary: Saro Oil Palm.

Job Description

  • Organize all Mechanical Workshop Activities
  • Maintain a team of properly trained mechanics, commensurate to the needs of the operations; recommend new hires and layoffs when required.
  • Recommend and monitor (in coordination with the Stores Manager) a stock of critical spare parts for maintenances and repairs of the heavy and light duty equipment of the Company.
  • Organize and plan, in coordination with all Departments, preventive maintenance of all thermic engines, machinery and equipment, including Gensets.
  • Organize and plan in advance trainings for tractor drivers and heavy-duty equipment operators
  • Report regularly on activities, and issue strategic recommendations to the Technical Director and the Managing Director with regards to adequacy of equipment, training needs and any other relevant aspect.

Requirements

  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field (minimum of second class upper division)
  • Excellent knowledge in the field of Technical Management (minimum training level Technical Engineer).
  • Significant experience (at least 5 years) within mechanical workshop.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Housing / Construction Manager

Location: Edo

Job Description

  • Plan and coordinate theproject from start to finish, including organising the schedule of work, costings, and budget
  • Plan the work and oversee the buying of necessary materials and equipment
  • Hire and manage staff for the project
  • Manage the construction site on a dailybasis, including supervising the labour force, monitoring subcontractors, checking materials, inspecting work, and overseeing quality control
  • Ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget by setting benchmarks, agreeing budgets and monitoring progress
  • Check design documents with architects, surveyors, and engineers
  • Promote and maintain health and safety, including site inspections to ensure safety rules are being followed
  • Write reports
  • Maintain regular communication and attend meetings with clients and their representatives to inform them of progress on theproject, i.e. stakeholder management
  • Communicate with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and others involved in the project.
  • Deal with any unexpected problems that may occur during the project.

Requirements

  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineer or Architect degree is essentialor related field (minimum of second class upper division)
  • Significant knowledge and experience (min 5 years) of implementing similar projects from inception to completion in remote places
  • Experienced in challenging environments (remote site and low educational level of staff)
  • Experience with interlocking soil block construction is a plus
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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: This role is intended for Saro Oil Palm

Application Closing Date: 17th March, 2022.

Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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