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Manager Organic & Fair Trade argic Project

Date Posted: 2-8-2010
Location: Mutwanga, Kivu North, DR Congo
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About us
Besides an own farm of ca. 100 ha our company operates an outgrower scheme in the Eastern DRC. The outgrower scheme has about 1000 small farmers that are clustered in two areas in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The principle products are vanilla, cocoa and palm oil. We buy these products fresh from the farmers and process them on our farm.
During the next 12 months we will expand our activities and set-up a number of new processing stations in the nearby villages.

The task
To cater for the increasing workload we are looking for an experienced agro-project manager. The manager will handle the overall project and the expansion activities and the day-to-day operations in one production area, in particular purchase and logistics and crop processing.
Another important aspect of the work will be to train new staff at different levels.

5 years experience in organic farming and farm management at senior level in the region or similar environments
Familiarity with outgrower schemes and internal control systems and fair trade
Experience in human resource management
Experience in reporting and documentation
Knowledge of book keeping
Computer literacy
Driving license
Good command of Swahili and/or French and a good understanding of English are essential.

The ideal candidate is a a good communicator and with excellent interpersonal skills, can work independently and under pressure and can deliver timely results.

Other desirable skills
Knowledge of growing and processing cocoa and vanilla

Starting date: a.s.a.p.

Salary: USD 3000 plus benefits


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