A Sleepwalking Land's Awakening*
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2007 by SROmgmt | E-mail this post
We've posted here a couple times regarding Allan Schwarz's operation in Mozambique, including my April 2006 feature article for Lucire Magazine's Behind the Label. Allan runs multiple operations on the ground in Mozambique to combat deforestation and extreme poverty in the local communities. His signature products are beyond supreme: he and his team create handcrafted wooden jewelry, furniture, kitchenware and other products from sustainably-harvested wood as an alternative to burning trees for charcoal. Schwarz also maintains tree inventories and replanting plans to maintain forest integrity.
This time we're looking to hire an Operations Manager who wants to get their hands dirty in Mozambique to help us on the ground with the "Songololo Project." The job is based in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique and offers an alternative to destructive forest practices by developing local knowledge and skills around sustainable tree harvesting and value addition. This is obviously for adventurous spirits who have intense passion in this area. If you are curious about the position, we can discuss in more detail.
* Title in reference to Mia Couto's acclaimed book on Mozambique, A Sleepwalking Land.
members of the Kanimambo Cooperative
Summer Rayne Oakes