The success of a large-scale irrigation scheme depends, to a large extent, on the caliber of people who are employed to manage it. Therefore, a lot of care needs to be taken, when recruiting the top (and even middle-level) managers of a large-scale irrigation scheme. As a matter of fact, the task of recruiting managers for an irrigation scheme is just as critical as that of acquiring land for the irrigation scheme.
One thing you need to a pay a lot of attention to, when recruiting managers for a large scale irrigation scheme, is the leadership potential of the various candidates. This is easily the most important thing. In assessing the leadership potential, the objective is to establish whether the respective candidates have what it takes to inspire the people who are to work under them in the irrigation scheme to do various things. There is also the question of change management: whether the potential managers have what it takes to be effective change agents. Supposing, for instance, that the company running the irrigation scheme decided to switch from paying the workers directly, to using the Securitas ePay system (that is, Securitasepay.com). In that case, you’d need a manager who can smoothen the transition, and deal with the inevitable resistance – while at the same time ensuring that the irrigation scheme’s operations are not affected.
Another thing you need to pay lots of attention to, when recruiting managers for a large scale irrigation scheme, is the nature of professional credentials held by the various candidates. Here you look at the education of the respective candidates, and any professional certifications they happen to possess.
Yet another thing you need to pay lots of attention to, when recruiting managers for a large scale irrigation scheme, is the previous work experience of the various candidates. This can be a difficult thing to assess – given the fact that ‘not all experience is good experience’. What you need, in the final analysis, is to ensure that the person you hire is one who really knows how things are done.