Vacancy for Immediate Employment – Farm Manager

November 3, 2010

Our client is a privately owned indigenous livestock farm situated in the Remo part of Ogun State, Nigeria. In their quest to set the standards in modern livestock production and management, opportunity now exists for a Farm Manager to join a growing team. This is a rare start-up opportunity to participate in the development and growth of an up-and-coming brand.

Job Description:

Candidates must have strong and commanding personality with the abilities to:

a) Raise animals;
b) Organise farm administration and associated businesses, work machinery, and manage staff;
c) Plan finances and production to maintain farm’s progress against budgeted parameters;
d) Operate machinery and feed livestock;
e) Market the farm’s products and buy-in supplies;
f) Arrange the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipments;
g) Plan activities for staff, mentoring and monitoring them;
h) Maintain and monitor the quality of livestock;
i) Understand the implications of the weather and make contingency plans;
j) Make sure that products are ready for deadlines and markets;
k) Ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations;
l) Monitor animal health and welfare;
m) Maintain a detailed knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them;
n) Apply health and safety standards across the farm estate;
o) Monitor and document all production and land use to meet funding requirements;
p) Protect the environment and maintain biodiversity; and
q) Keep financial records up-to-date.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal Farm Manager must be:

a) Computer literate;
b) A good team player high in talent, motivation and integrity;
c) Able to demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills; and
d) Able to produce high level report with clarity for the Board.

To be considered for this position, you must have:

1) Minimum of Higher National Diploma or Degree in Animal Science or related discipline plus membership of a relevant Recognised Professional Institute; and
2) At least 7 years proven track record in livestock care coupled with extensive general management experience at near-board level.

Technical and practical competence, coupled with the ability to make sound business decisions would be beneficial.


Very attractive remuneration package comparable to what is obtainable in the industry.

Mode of Application:

Interested candidates should send their application letter and resume not later than 15th December 2010 quoting Ref: ssc/AOFL/11-2K10/genmngr-lnkdn by:

a) Electronic means to; or
b) Postal means to Human Resources, St. Stephen’s Capital, PO Box 320, Ode Remo 121005, Ogun State, Nigeria.

It is a qualifying requirement of the position that successful candidate must be capable of providing employment security bond.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

St. Stephen’s Capital is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on tribe, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, marital status, age, ethnic origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, and medical condition including genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other considerations made unlawful by international, federal, state, or local laws.

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Alternative Investment in Aquaculture

October 13, 2010

Known for its tenacity and culture to deliver results, St. Stephen’s Capital ( dipped its toes in the crowded waters of aquaculture business in Nigeria with the recent establishment of Abebi Omobowale Farms Limited – a privately owned indigenous livestock operation in Nigeria.

The brief was to set up a livestock operation and come up with unique and innovative ways of attracting investment into aquaculture business in Nigeria.

Nigeria is on record to consume a significant proportion of the world’s fish production. Local production cannot meet this demand which necessitates 75% of its fish consumption being imported into the country.

The history of Nigeria’s troubled Stock Exchange (NSE) and the erosion of trust in the stock market in recent years provided the ground for this breakthrough.

With these facts at its disposal, St. Stephen’s Capital approached the brief from an interested but cautious investor’s perspective. There was consensus things must be done differently and this resulted in the formulation and design of “Alternative Investment Schemes” for Abebi Omobowale Farms Limited.

Not without the usual governmental and regulatory challenges associated with the country, Patent Rights were eventually granted for these schemes in March 2010.

Further details of the schemes can be obtained via e-mail from: and/or


The Value of Business Consulting

April 2, 2010

How effective are Business Consultants?

The world economy is fast climbing out of the recession and that is encouraging. It is time to re-appraise the roles of Business Consultants pre- and post-credit crunch.
How effective were the Business Consultants? What roles did they play? Did they see the recession coming? Did the advice they offered contribute to the fall? Which strategies, if there were any at all, did they pursue to prevent it? Can they be exonerated? Is the Consulting profession full of half-baked failed managers parading as Consultants? As the world economy continues to bounce back, these are the issues that need to be addressed by both the Business Consulting community and the regulators.

At St. Stephen’s Capital (, we have begun to critically address the above issues and therefore will be rolling out over the next few months schemes that will facilitate the engagement of Business Consultants. We would be introducing new contractual relationships that would put the onus of project success squarely on the Consultants.

Fola Sonaike can be reached at (+442076177148 & +19084284941); Web:

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