Posted on :
30 Apr, 2019
30 Apr, 2019
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Job Title: Cocoa Life Global Technical Manager
The Cocoa Life program, Mondelez’signatory program for sustainable cocoa, works on both the productivity where we aim at increasing the yield on existing cocoa farms and also on the community development where we aim at empowering cocoa communities and their members. It’s the combination of productivity and community development that makes Cocoa Life so unique. Then protection of natural resources in our supply chain is also critical, starting with forests and promotion of agroforestry practices when adapted.
Increasing yield on cocoa farms will happen through introduction of individual coaching of framers and development of farm development plans, promoting and facilitating access to inputs such as improved planting material and fertilizers, facilitating access to financial services, looking into new models such as aggregated farms. Under our community development work, we work at providing communities with tools such as Community Action Plans, Village Saving and Loans Association but also need to help these households to diversify their sources of income.
The Cocoa Life program was launched end of 2012. Six years later, a lot has been achieved and a lot still needs to be done. For the next phase, we have decided to strenghthen our global team by opening a position for a Global Technical Manager. The role holder will need to work on both productivity and community development by ensuring the program is being implemented across the countries and partners in a consistent and structural quality. He/She will also drive our innovation agenda by testing new approaches before these could be implemented at scale. Considering the very ambitious abjectives we have, such innovation will be critical to have impact at scale. These can go from introducing cookstoves into communities to promoting mechanization on farm. Introduction of such innovation will only be possible if they come with a strong business case for farmers and their communities. These business case need to result in an increase in the households’ income. New approaches should also allow us to be more efficient in the way we engage with communities for their own development.
The role will be divided into 3 worsktreams:
This role will report into the Associate Director Cocoa Life, Operations and will have to work closely with our teams and implementing partners in origins (mainly Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia) but also with colleagues from procurement and R&D.
Some of the key accountabilities for this role will include (but are not limited to)
WORSTREAM 1: Impact at scale and Innovation
WORKSTREAM 2: work with teams in origins for smooth and effective implementation
WORKSTREAM 3: learning center
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