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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
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    Unity Homes is a Kenyan-based real estate development company. Our aim is to create happy, beautiful communities, by providing professionals and their families with affordable, investments grade and high quality homes. Our current project is,Unity West, a residential estate in Tatu City, Nairobi. The low rise estate of 384 houses, is currently under construction. Visit our website for more information
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    Head Gardener

    Key Responsibilities

    Construction Oversight:

    • Supervise the implementation of landscaping projects during the construction phase, ensuring adherence to design specifications and quality standards.
    • Coordinate with contractors, subcontractors, and other stakeholders to manage project timelines and budgets.
    • Conduct site inspections to monitor progress and address any issues that may arise.

    Procurement and Selection of Plants:

    • Source and procure high-quality plants, trees, shrubs, and other landscaping materials from reputable suppliers.
    • Select plant species and varieties based on aesthetic considerations, climate suitability, and maintenance requirements.
    • Ensure selected plants are healthy, disease-resistant, and suitable for the local environment.

    Planting and Installation:

    • Direct the planting and installation of vegetation, hardscape features, irrigation systems, and other landscaping elements.
    • Ensure proper soil preparation, drainage, and irrigation to promote plant health and growth.
    • Implement sustainable landscaping practices, such as xeriscaping and water-efficient irrigation techniques.

    Maintenance and Care:

    • Develop and implement maintenance schedules for ongoing care of landscaping features.
    • Oversee pruning, fertilisation, pest control, and other routine maintenance tasks.
    • Monitor plant health and address any issues, such as disease or nutrient deficiencies, in a timely manner.

    Team Management:

    • Recruit, train, and supervise a team of gardeners, landscapers, and maintenance staff.
    • Delegate tasks effectively and provide guidance and support to ensure high-quality workmanship.
    • Foster a positive work environment that promotes teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.


    • Responsible for your team’s safety and others affected by your work’s scope on a day-to-day basis!!!


    • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture.
    • Proven experience in landscaping construction and maintenance.
    • Strong knowledge of plant species, horticultural techniques, and landscaping principles.
    • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to plan, organise, and prioritise tasks effectively.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
    • Proficiency in landscape design software and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Continuous improvement attitude.
    • Ability to read and understand drawings/specifications.
    • Work within the project framework and adhere to all Company guidelines and policies.
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

    Method of Application

    Candidates meeting the qualifications should send their latest CV by 10th April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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