Head of Agronomy -Palm Plantation, Responsable Agronomie -Palmière, Mouila, Olam

Head of Agronomy -Palm Plantation, Responsable Agronomie -Palmière, Mouila, Olam

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Title: Agronomist

Department/Product: Palm Plantation

Location: Mouila Gabon

Olam operate 3 plantation areas in Gabon in Central Africa as a joint venture partnership with the Republic of Gabon, known as Olam Palm Gabon. From an overall concession area of 144,000 hectares (ha), we have planted 64,000 ha which includes the rehabilitation of an oil palm plantation We are protecting 72,000 ha of High Conservation Value forest and other areas such as buffer zones. The investment in palm plantations in Gabon has created employment opportunities for about 9,000 Gabonese nationals, we have invested heavily in training to develop the range of new skills required on a palm plantation and its associated activities.


We are looking for a knowledgeable, thorough Agronomist who can develop better farming practices and find effective solutions for the food and farming industry. The incumbent will be responsible for Managing the Implementation and supervision of agreed research methodology for crop estimation, Enable better Crop Growth etc.


Implementation and supervision of agreed research methodology for crop estimation

Contribution to the development of the research methodology and strategy. Continuous review of the methodology being applied in view of observations made during crop tours.

Collect and evaluate the primary and secondary data that will enable an assessment of the most likely and probability weighted estimates of both current and future production.

Plan and organise regular crop tours in order to estimate the production delta using a) High quality farmer interviews and b) visual yield estimation

Estimate coffee areas by collecting data from a) official sources regularly b) Confirmation of area estimates through visual estimation of area changes c) Farmer interviews d) Gathering of information from third parties like research institutes, nurseries, state farms etc.

Highlight the risks to the crop estimate by working out various scenarios. Assessment of the impact of various scenarios on yields and associated probabilities such as weather, pests, diseases and changing costs or supply of inputs or labour etc.

Close monitoring of weather developments and long-term forecasts to update production estimates.

Conducting detailed cost of production studies

Conduct monthly stock surveys and Balance Sheet reconciliation.

Communication of the findings in the form of well-argued crop tour report

Source and analyse the secondary data and trade flow data on regular basis and contribute for BS review process and fully responsible for S&D Balance Sheet for the region.

Continuous review of short-term work plans with team members in view of the agreed objectives for the team

Must haves:

Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field.

15-20 years of experience, preferably in Palm Plantation

Exceptional active listening and verbal and written communication skills.

Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.

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