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Biodiversity Manager

Date:  18 Sep 2023
Country:  Cote d'Ivoire
Function:  CR&S
Sub-Function:  CR&S

About Olam

Olam Agri supplies food, feed and fibre to meet rising demand and a shift to protein-based diets, particularly in Asian and African countries. Headquartered in Singapore and present on all continents, our value chains include farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 2.5 million farmers. Our teams have built leadership positions in many Olam Agri businesses, including rice, flour, animal feed, sesame, cotton, wood, and more. As a purpose-driven company, we aim to contribute positively to the prosperity and well-being of people along our supply chains, the protection and regeneration of our natural resource base, and the fight against climate change.

Job Description

  • Design, develop, support, and drive projects and programs to conserve biodiversity on-farm (pollination, soil biodiversity, wildlife-friendly practices) and off-farm (community and landscape-focused ecosystem protection and restoration) in partnership with the BU lead and other CR&S members
  • Work with other CR&S members and BU teams to develop a grievance reporting with respect to biodiversity monitoring; and MRV (monitoring, reporting verification) process to assess compliance with deforestation and Olam Living Landscapes policy.
  • Test and guide Olam’s approach to biodiversity evaluation, measurement, management, and monitoring, working closely with other team members within the central CR&S team, mainly collaborating with the Carbon project delivery manager.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on biodiversity, forests, and ecosystem change policy, mentoring and building internal capacity.
  • Evaluate and advise BUs on sustainability projects' design and technical implementation to maximize conservation and biodiversity benefits. Work with the Carbon project development Team to incorporate biodiversity/Ecosystem services into Natural Capital evaluation and the possibility of Biodiversity credits.
  • Develop and drive through practical innovations and approaches to maximize biodiversity impact and valuation with partners and service providers.


  • A personal passion for re-imagining agriculture and food systems.
  • 5+ years of practical experience in developing and managing relevant projects, e.g., biodiversity, ecosystems, agroforestry, forest and soil conservation, and sustainable crop production.
  • Experience preferred in tropical and subtropical multi-use and agricultural landscapes, including work with REDD+ and reforestation projects with a sound appreciation of the human dimensions of conservation/restoration.
  • The candidate will provide support in terms of data collection, collation, analysis & presentation.
  • Relevant professional skills and a technical qualification in a relevant field of biodiversity assessment, species and ecosystem conservation, ecology, forest and habitat management, and restoration.
  • Candidate’s technical skills may relate to working with conservation priority frameworks, high conservation value and high carbon stock assessment, GIS and spatial analysis, experimental design and hypothesis testing, environmental statistics and R-modelling
  • Experience with ESIAs and familiarity with sustainability certification processes such as FSC, CCB, VCS, etc
  • Self-reliance, motivation, and willingness to travel and work in remote locations and sometimes challenging circumstances.
  • French or other languages are an asset
  • Understanding of Data Science, including tools and algorithms (e.g., Python, Java, MatLab), desirable

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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