Farm Operations Manager

UWM missionaries are in the process of buying 25+ acres in rural Uganda to build a ministry center. The purpose of the ministry center is to reach village pastors, teen girl drop-outs, farmers, and community members with God’s love, Biblical studies, discipleship, and vocational training. This center will be used to provide vulnerable girls with life skills in a safe boarding environment, as a place for pastors to receive theological education, and for communities to learn better farming techniques, small business management, health, animal husbandry, and more! In addition, this center will be a place where other missionaries can live and join this growing ministry. There are a lot of opportunities for ministry. UWM is seeking singles, couples, and families to come use their unique gifts, skills, and talents. The UWM Team in Uganda is working diligently to train and equip Ugandans to lead their churches and communities into the next generation.

Job Description:

This UWM Team is in urgent need of someone to help develop the new ministry center and farm. The farm operations manager would develop our 25 acres into a productive farm to help the ministry center become more self-sustaining, as well as be a place where local farmers can come and be trained on how to be better and more productive farmers themselves.

The Farm Operations Manager would be responsible for:

  • Growing corn and beans (and other crops as well)
  • Raising cows, goats, and chickens
  • Developing demonstration garden plots to be used to teach ministry center students as well as local farmers better farming practices and techniques.
  • Teaching animal husbandry to ministry center students and members of the community.
  • Assisting in the supervision of the construction of the ministry center and water well.
  • Assisting in the supervision of building and compound maintenance.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of ministry vehicles and equipment.
  • Supervising the workshop and maintenance employees.

Job Requirements:

Missionaries serving in this growing rural ministry need to:

  • Have a love for, and a desire to, help our Ugandan brothers and sisters in Christ
  • Have a strong background in farming, particularly in corn and beans
  • Be able to lead trainings in farming techniques
  • Be able to do physical work; and
  • Be willing to live in a rural village.Having knowledge of the following is preferred:
  • Construction, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electricity, and/or welding
  • Animal husbandry and health
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Farm equipment maintenance and repair.