Agriculture Operation Specialist – Coconut Production


Contact is recruiting an Agriculture Operation Specialist - Coconut Production, to be based in Pemba, Mozambique.
  • The main activities of the function are to develop and implement strategic operational plans for coconut cultivation, focusing on maximizing biofuel production while ensuring sustainability, food production (food security) and environmental stewardship
  • Manage all stages of coconut farming, including land preparation, planting, irrigation, pest and disease control, and harvesting, focusing on small scale farmers
  • Conduct research and stay updated on innovative techniques and technologies in coconut farming and biofuel production to improve yields and efficiency
  • Collaborate with agricultural researchers, agronomists, and other stakeholders to optimize crop performance and mitigate environmental impact
  • Establish and maintain relationships with coconut farmers, suppliers, and partners to ensure a consistent and high-quality supply of raw materials for biofuel production
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to track the progress of coconut production and biofuel extraction operations
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards related to agricultural practices, biofuel production, food production and environmental protection
  • Provide training and support to local farmers, farm workers and technicians to enhance their skills and knowledge in coconut
  • Contribute to the conceptualization of local market development and integration under assigned projects, by using available data, relevant analyses, and documents
  • Contribute to the implementation of feasible and sustainable local value chain development projects
  • Integrate TEPMA1 and its contractors demands with the local market
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, or a related field
  • Proven experience in coconut farming, preferably with a focus on biofuel production
  • Proven experience on agroforestry for parallel food and energy production
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural best practices, crop management techniques, and sustainable farming methods
  • Office suite experience
  • Fluent English and Portuguese, oral and written. French is a plus
  • Familiarity with biofuel production processes, including extraction, refining, and conversion
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance standards related to agriculture and biofuel production
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data, report and make data-driven decisions
  • Project management experience with a focus on the implementation of management systems, planning skills, and workload management
  • Management skills and developing collaborative relationships with co-workers’ workforce, stakeholders, and community partners
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work in a dynamic agricultural environment
  • Passion for sustainability and environmental conservation
  • Ability to plan, implement and track project results and performance measures with the creation and monitoring of robust indicators
  • The possibility of working in a Company that offers salary conditions compatible with the level of experience and level of responsibility of the role, as well as opportunities for personal development
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Entidade CONTACT
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  • Publicado 03.04.2024
  • Expira 08.04.2024
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