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Researcher checks on the health status of banana in vitro cultures (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

International Job vacancy: Plant Tissue Culture Specialist

Deko Holding is manufacturer and exporter of Agri-Food products. We are looking to recruit a Plant Tissue Culture Specialist who will lead our Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory.

This will be a challenging position with significant autonomy and responsibility for managing the Tissue Culture Lab.

This position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will supervise a lab staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

1. The Tissue Culture Specialist’s primary responsibility will be to produce sufficient numbers of plantlets for our commercial plantations.
High throughput axenic plant multiplication of sugarcane, soybean, castor bean, cassava, banana and other crops
Maintenance of variety and line identity and purity
Scheduling staff and ordering supplies
Maintain complete records of accessions, certification testing, and inventories
Maintain a clone bank of >100 lines
2. Continuous improvement and innovation of tissue culture techniques for sugarcane, soybean, castor bean, cassava, banana and potential new crops
Stay current on new developments in plant tissue culture
Develop and validate optimal techniques which may include differences among varieties
Maintain written Standard Operating Procedures for all activities
Train staff in plant tissue culture technique and evaluate performance of self and others
Investigate new crop opportunities for both tissue culture and commercial plantations

Potential for advancement
The Tissue Culture Specialist will have complete responsibility for the Tissue Culture Laboratory. Opportunities for advancement into Senior Management position exist within our Group.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. Deko Holding has a complete fringe benefits package including health insurance, annual bonus, housing and profit sharing.

Position Qualifications
Experience with plant tissue culture required, specific experience in sugarcane, soybean, castor bean, banana or cassava preferred
Strong professional contacts in the plant tissue culture community to discover new opportunities in alternative crops, production systems, etc.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to train and work with operational staff.
Superior organizational and project management skills
Experience in leading and managing people
Self motivated and driven to innovate!

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to our Consulting Firm in charge of our recruitment:

Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Web: https://smartconsulting.asia

 

Researcher checks on the health status of banana in vitro cultures (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

Researcher checks on the health status of banana in vitro cultures (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

 


Project Team (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

International Job vacancy: Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Deko Holding is manufacturer and exporter of Agri-Food products. We are looking to recruit an Executive Assistant to the COO who assist our Chief Operating Officer in his duties.
The Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer should be someone who can keep pace in a fast-moving environment without losing their cool and the ability to easily conduct themselves with the highest degree of dignity and professionalism. You will not only be responsible for all things that happen behind the scenes for our very busy COO, you must also have the presence and confidence to be his liaison.
Let’s talk about our Executive Assistant to the COO position if you are:
  • Quick on your feet
  • Poised with polished social skills
  • Focused on what’s going on around you
  • Efficient and extremely organized
  • A self-starter
  • Scrappy (like us!) and resourceful
  • A problem solver (even before there is a problem)
  • High energy, passionate and positive
  • Trust-worthy and discreet
  • Calm under pressure
  • Have a good sense of humor
  • Not afraid to make decisions
  • Helpful disposition
  • Project Management experience a plus
  • Fluent in English (speaking, writting and reporting)
  • Fluent in one of the following language: Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish (speaking, writting and reporting)
What you will do as Executive Assistant to the COO:
  • Schedule & manage our COO’s busy calendar
  • Ensure that all meetings are prepped and that they start and end on time
  • Book frequent and sometimes complex travel arrangements
  • Coordinate press and welcome important visitors to our offices
  • Handle special projects (i.e. research, event planning, presentation prep, helping with talks, award applications)
  • Run personal errands
  • Manage expenses
  • Provide occasional support for our team members
  • Handle legal and financial documents with discretion and timeliness
  • Record keeping
  • Be available via phone/email/WhatsApp when the COO is traveling
The Skills/Experiences you will need as Executive Assistant to the COO:
  • First and foremost, the desire to be a career Executive Assistant
  • Previous Executive Assistant experience to C-level, preferably in our business field (Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Agro-Industry and Industrial Parks)
  • Solid writing & editing skills
  • Solid Reporting skills
  • Superb time management skills
  • Tech savvy–ability to pick up new tools and software
  • Prior Executive Assistant and special projects experience
  • A degree from a top business school is an asset
  • Be able to travel between Asia and Africa
The Perks you will enjoy as Executive Assistant to the COO:
  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps Research, Innovation and Social Development at the heart of all we do
  • Generous incentive policy
  • If you create Innovative products or technologies, we can invest in your venture
  • After 3 or 4 years in this position, you can become our Senior Manager
Work location
You can choose to be based in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia or in Benin city, Nigeria.
You should be able to travel to our project sites in the Asia and Africa.
Salary and Incentives
Based on your professional background and experiences, your salary can start from 30,000 USD per year (negotiable) + Annual bonus based on your performance and achievement (2 to 3 months salary)
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to our Consulting Firm in charge of our recruitment:
Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Project Team (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

Project Team (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)


Wheat grower Noah Williams (left) and Garrett Duyck, a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, track data from soil sensors installed on a cover cropped wheat field and a fallowed wheat field. The data will help Williams develop a cover cropping plan that maximizes soil moisture

International Job vacancy: Agtech Project Manager

Deko Holding is manufacturer and exporter of Agri-Food products. We are looking to recruit an Agtech Project Manager who will lead the development of our IT infrastructure and Application dedicated to our agricultural operations.

Applicants should have at least 5 years of work experience and should demonstrate successful track record in the development and management of Agtech application and infrastructure.

Job Description
You will lead a Team of Developers to develop Agtech applications (mobile and desktop) for our agricultural operations.

Specifications/ Qualifications
– Experiences in developing Agtech applications (mobile and desktop)
– Experiences with the following technologies: Ethereum blockchain, IoT, Big Data, Distributed Computing

Work location
You can choose to be based in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia or in Benin city, Nigeria.
You should be able to travel to our project sites in the Southeast Asia and West Africa.

Salary: Based on your professional background and experiences, your salary can start from 30,000 USD per year (negotiable) + Annual bonus based on your performance and achievement (2 to 3 months salary)

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to our Consulting Firm in charge of our recruitment:

Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Web: https://smartconsulting.asia

Wheat grower Noah Williams (left) and Garrett Duyck, a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, track data from soil sensors installed on a cover cropped wheat field and a fallowed wheat field. The data will help Williams develop a cover cropping plan that maximizes soil moisture

Illustration Photo: Wheat grower Noah Williams (left) and Garrett Duyck, a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, track data from soil sensors installed on a cover cropped wheat field and a fallowed wheat field. The data will help Williams develop a cover cropping plan that maximizes soil moisture. (credits: NRCS Oregon / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))


Jojoba

Job Vacancy: Farm Manager for jojoba and castor oil plantations

Deko Holding, based in Singapore, is an agro-food manufacturer and exporter. They commissioned Smart International Consulting to recruit a Farm Manager for their jojoba and castor oil plantations in Nigeria.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for managing jojoba and castor oil production
  • Responsible for planning strategies for maximum yield, organising farm administration, working machinery, organising associated businesses and managing staff.
  • Display technical and practical competence, as well as the ability to make sound business decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understands the various irrigation systems and manage for optimum efficiency
  • Demonstrate new agricultural discoveries to staff and farm communities
  • Manage relationships with government officials, regulatory bodies, community leaders and Farmers
  • Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • Practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery, spraying fields, etc.
  • Planning, organising and managing the activities of a farm
  • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
  • Planning activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them
  • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of crop yield
  • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans
  • Making sure that products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets
  • Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations
  • Maintaining knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
  • Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate
  • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity
  • Keeping financial records up to date
  • Prepare annual farm plan, goals and objectives
  • Setting budget and production targets
  • Keeping records of crops
  • Recruiting, training and supervising staff for crop infection and disease

Specifications/ Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of work experience, with at least 3 years of experience developing and executing agricultural projects

Skills

  • Agricultural Extension Services
  • Irrigation farming
  • Business Acumen.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic thinking and strong execution skills
  • Exceptional Project Management skills
  • Project Planning, Reporting & Control
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and ability to build and lead effective teams
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to communicate in French is an asset

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Work location: Benin city, Nigeria with some travels to our other project sites in the Southeast Asia.

Salary and Incentives based on your performance.
Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to:
Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Illustration photo: Jojoba Nut (credits: Katja Schulz / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

Jojoba Nut (credits: Katja Schulz / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))Illustration photo: Jojoba Nut (credits: Katja Schulz / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))


Open source Tractor - LifeTrac 6

Job Vacancy: Experts/Engineers specialized in Open Technology

Deko Holding, based in Singapore, is an agro-food manufacturer and exporter. They commissioned Smart International Consulting to recruit an Experts/Engineers specialized in Open Technology for their industrial projects.

 

SPECIALTIES/EXPERTISES

  • Crop Breeding: develop and implement open source crops varieties
  • 3D Printing: use 3D printers to build open source agricultural equipments and tools
  • IoT: design and build open source IoT sensors to monitor crops, agricultural farms and smart factories
  • Robotics: design and build open source robots for agricultural farms operations
  • Predictive Analytics: design and build open source software to forecast crop yield, threats, food production forecast, etc…
  • Renewable Energy: design and build open source renewable energy equipments: microgrid, solar panels, wind turbines, energy storage, etc…
  • Smart Factory: design and build open source software and hardware to manage smart factories (agricultural processing and food production)

Specifications/ Qualifications

At least 2 years of experience in 2 of the above expertises.

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Work location: Nigeria with some travels to our other project sites in the Southeast Asia.

Salary and Incentives based on your performance.

Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to:

Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919

LifeTrac 6 (credit: Open Source Ecology/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Illustration Photo: Open source Tractor – LifeTrac 6 (credit: Open Source Ecology/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Illustration Photo: 3D Design of the Thu Thiem Dragon project in Vietnam (credits: The Nam / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

Job vacancy: 3D Landscape Designer

Deko Holding, based in Singapore, is an agro-food manufacturer and exporter. They commissioned Smart International Consulting to recruit a creative and talented 3D Landscape Designer for their industrial projects.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Use Unity/3D max to design 3D Landscape Maquettes for 3D Color Printers and Virtual Reality devices
  • Prepare design documents, conceptual and schematic designs, Design Development details, for a wide variety of projects
  • Strong graphic representation using digital media
  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
  • Good communication and coordination skills
  • Be responsible and take ownership of work
Minimum Requirements 
  • Excellent design, visualization, and graphic skills
  • Proficiency with Unity, SketchUp or 3D max
  • 3D model and rendering skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite as well as overall strong computer proficiency
  • Please include with your application the 3D works that you have done (format JPG or PNG)

Work locations: Singapore

Priority will be given to Singapore citizen.

Dateline for the submission of your application: 30 September 2018
Salary and Incentives based on your performance.

Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to:

Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Illustration Photo: 3D Design of the Thu Thiem Dragon project in Vietnam (credits: The Nam / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

At the Gambia Horticulture Enterprise in Kembujen, they process mango, cashew and chilies for export. (credits: Ollivier Girard / Enhanced Integrated Framework / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

International Job vacancy: Agro-Food Supply Chain Manager

Deko Holding, based in Singapore, is an agro-food manufacturer and exporter. We are looking to recruit an Agro-Food Supply Chain Manager who will supervise our operations in Singapore, Cambodia and Nigeria.

Job Description

  • Coordinate all aspects related to quality, the environment and occupational safety within our production and packaging facilities.
  • Manage the day to day inbound & outbound logistics process for both of the raw materials and agro-food products to ensure that all operations can run without interruption.
  • Ensure that detailed short and long term transportation plans for raw materials and agro-food products are developed to customer satisfaction, using sales order and forecast input.
  • Maintain the fleet of raw materials and agro-food products trucks in an optimum state, guaranteeing maximum truck availability, maximum delivered product quality against lowest operating costs.
  • Initiate replacement of trucks, based on detailed analysis of operational and financial information.
  • Initiate outsourcing of transportation activities where effective.
  • Manage the day to day operation of the sourcing operations (follow up on purchase requests, stock control, warehouse hygiene, reporting) to ensure that we can ship our agro-products in a speedy manner.
  • Liaise with Central Purchasing department relating to Material, Requirements Plan and expected deliveries.
  • Optimize working capital by identifying and removing obsolete materials from the warehouses.
  • Assist in improving warehouses operations outside the scope of work through auditing/consulting.

Skills

  • Expert in the integrated management of quality, the environment and occupational risks
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Managing Projects

Work locations: Singapore, Cambodia, Nigeria

Dateline for submission: 30 September 2018

Salary and Incentives based on your performance.

Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to the consulting firm in charge of our recruitment:

Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Web: https://smartconsulting.asia