St. Vincent Cocoa Company (SVCC)

Is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the senior position of:



Job Purpose

Responsible for driving innovative farm practices and technologies to improve cocoa production, control pests, disease, weeds & protect the environment. There will also be strong emphasis on working out which cocoa varieties are best suited to St Vincent.

General Description/ Scope

Reporting to Andrew Hadley (MD):

  • Regular field checks  

  • Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics

  • Soil sampling & moisture status monitoring  

  • Irrigation scheduling  

  • Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations

  • Equipment calibration  

  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations  

  • Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping  

  • Crop budgeting & planning  

  • Educational / promotional presentations as needed  


  • Professional Agronomy qualifications

  • At least two years’ professional experience in Agronomy

  • Specific experience of cocoa an advantage but not a prerequisite

  • Driving Licence


  • Agronomy

  • Proficient computer skills - email, internet, spreadsheets

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Diagnostics

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Ability to work independently and achieve objectives without close supervision  

  • Desire to serve not only SVCC but also farmers and the wider cocoa / agriculture industry  

  • Ability to work as a team member

  • Knowledge of new agricultural trends and technology  

  • Self-motivation, willingness to learn and good work ethic

  • Ability to work in a testing hillside environment and walk long distances

  • Ambitious, energetic, enthusiastic, dependable, effective-communicator, flexible


Application should be submitted in writing to:

Managing Director

Position of Agronomist

St. Vincent Cocoa Company Ltd

P.O Box 1774, Kingstown

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Application should include CV / résumé, proof of qualifications, two personal references and employment testimonials

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