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Jiregna Doti
Head of Agronomy , JOil (S) Pte. Ltd, Singapore
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Versatile and positive minded professional with over 25 years of project, research, and farm management skills and hands on expertise in large scale plantations, soil and water conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental compliance, carbon assessment, sustainability and certification in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ready to take up new position anywhere.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
April 2022 - Current
JOil (S) Pte. Ltd, Singapore - Head of Agronomy, Ghana
• Used up to date farm management software and high-resolution satellite images for crop monitoring and management.
• Prepared guidelines, policies, standard operating procedures, training manuals, annual reports, ESMS and other documents required for carbon and sustainability certifications.
• Liaised with and guided consultants and auditors through carbon and sustainability assessments, compliances, validation and verification to get certificates and credits.
• Prepared mandatory annual and monitoring reports to Gold Standard and ISCC.
• Ensured plant health and yield through regular monitoring and implementation of integrated pest management.
• Spear headed company plant productivity committee for good plantation management for improved productivity.

January 2015 - March 2020
Hena Farm PLC - General Manager, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
• Supervised and monitored company administration and finance.
• Formulated policies and procedures to streamline operations.
• Implemented business strategies, increasing revenue, and effectively targeting new markets.
• Acquired a matching grant to support company’s tropical fruit propagation center.
• Liaised with local and regional government offices and acquired land for expansion.
• Trained and guided team members to maintain high productivity and performance metrics.

January 2012 - December 2014
CNFA/USAID - Environmental Specialist, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
• Liaised with government departments for environment-related programs, procedures, and compliance tasks.
• Reviewed, interpreted, and communicated prevailing legislation to determine applicability for regional areas.
• Served as technical consultant on environmental policies to maintain regulatory compliance.
• Guided safe handling and utilization of agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, veterinary drugs, and farm machineries).
• Made environmental reviews and prepared workable environmental monitoring and mitigation plan.
• Organized and offered training on handling of agricultural inputs, environmental management, agroforestry, climate smart agriculture and good agricultural practices.
• Prepared Ethiopian Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP, 2014) as reference document for USAID projects.

January 2007 - December 2011
Sun Biofuels Ltd - Director, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Mozambique
• Worked closely with organizational leadership and board of directors to guide operational strategy.
• Managed daily operations while overseeing multiple locations (Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Mozambique) to foster increased productivity.
• Oversaw farming operations and provided corrective feedback to achieve daily and long-term goals.
• Formed strategic partnerships and relations with R&D entities across the tropics to drive business development.
• Made outstanding contribution towards building up farm management practices, company business model and staff capacity.

January 2004 - December 2006
Stellenbosch University - Postdoctoral Associate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
• Leveraged interpersonal and communication skills to mentor PhD, graduate, and undergraduate students.
• Contributed to and actively participated in research conception, design, and execution to address defined problems.
• Participated in teaching, postgraduate discussions, supervision of graduate students, thesis evaluation and peer-reviewing of scientific articles.
• Studied and identified climate ameliorating technologies that effectively controlled fruit sunburn and got popular acceptance by fruit growers.
Ph.D., Forest Science
Stellenbosch University, 2004

M.Sc., Farm Forestry
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 1997

B.Sc., Biology
Addis Ababa University, 1989
Affiliations and Achievements:
Board membership in charity and private enterprises

Member and leadership in several professional associations

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Amharic, Afan Oromo
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