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  • Posted: May 15, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Twiga is a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and markets stalls.
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    Onion Harvesting Foreman

    Key Reponsibilities

    • Execute the harvest of ready onions.
    • Monitor the delivery of the freshly harvested onions.
    • Field supervision of onion harvest operations to ensure product is harvested with timeliness, efficiency, productivity and safely within Twiga Foods specification.
    • Coordination of the field harvest team to achieve output harvesting targets and maintain cost per kg targets.
    • Planning and coordination of harvest crop movement from field and farm to store including liaison with Twiga logistics personnel when required to ensure downtime of harvest operations is eliminated.   
    • Planning and coordination of harvest equipment required to ensure downtime of harvest operations is eliminated. Working closely with the Onion Crop Manager on crop establishment planning and weekly labour requirements. 
    • Monitors onion harvest operations to ensure the onion crop harvest completed weekly with high quality work, timeliness, efficiency, productivity and safely. 
    • Verify that the settings and maintained on the harvest equipment to produce a crop stand as specified by the Onion Crop Manager. Set up and operate harvest equipment to harvest onions.  
    • Detect potential equipment/machinery problems/ malfunctions/ risks early on and escalate to the respective team member as required.
    • Maintain operational records for onion harvested and crop traceability to ensure accuracy of records of machine work and farm yield per field and per ha.  
    • Training and development of other harvest teams to maintain and continually improve operational efficiency.


    • Adherence to plans and optimizing resource allocation within agreed standards. 
    • Comply with all organization policies, procedures, and statutory guidelines.  Minimize and mitigate risks to the organization and enforce zero-tolerance to non-compliance. 
    • Close gaps/lapses identified as an outcome of audits; risk and/or any other compliance review; investigations; or other assessment mechanisms and take corrective/preventive actions within the agreed timelines. 


    • Model Twiga’s culture and way of working and inculcating this within the team. 
    • Deliver the performance objectives set.  Adhere to monthly 1-on-1 performance reviews with own line manager, and institute corrective action where performance falls below expectation. 
    • Proactively manage own learning and development.
    • Adhere to the annual leave plan agreed with the line manager. 
    • Adhere to people management polices.

    Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

    • Be a certified tractor operator.
    • Have a  post high school qualification education in Agriculture, Food Science, Crop Science or Agri-Business or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
    • Have 3 Years’ experience in a onion cultivation or horticultural operation, fresh/processed vegetable production.
    • Be able to withstand the smell of onions and fresh temperatures. Knowledge of basic safety rules and precautionary measures.
    • Be a self-motivated individual with good attention to detail, keen on working with others, able to motivate people to perform with a practical understanding of mechanised farming operations. Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments. 
    • Bephysically fit and Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software. 
    • Be exceptional active listening and verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Have strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. 

    Method of Application

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