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Public and Private Partnerships Manager , Mali

About MyAgro:
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2026 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro's founder and CEO here.

About the Role:
The Public and Private Partnerships Manager will play an important role in an organization-wide team focused on the strategic engagement of governments and non-governmental entities to create the institutional and financial conditions that can sustain and scale myAgro's model and reach more farmers. This will include working with high-level government officials and policymakers with the goal of raising the profile of myAgro, its senior staff and its expertise.

The Manager will work with senior staff in Senegal and across the organization to identify and engage a large and growing portfolio of government, institutional and non-governmental partners that provide support for myAgro to accomplish our mission. The Manager will report to the Country Director and will work with them to set strategy for specific geographies or thematic programs as part of an overall Partnership Strategy for myAgro Senegal.

You Will:
Provide expertise in the field of government engagement with emphasis on Senegal.
Represent myAgro and work with governmental and executive leaderships and cultivate partnership opportunities.
Initiate, engage, and maintain strategic partnerships with non-governmental organizations and institutions.
Develop a partnership strategy for building long-term institutional and financial support networks, and ensure that the plan is communicated to team members, local beneficiaries and partners.
Maintain knowledge of myAgro's program work to independently represent us, through written and oral communications, to a wide array of regional and national groups, including government.
Establish relationships with counterparts in the public and government agencies, and with user groups and representatives of civil society.
Prepare important myAgro senior staff to be representatives with government partners.
Oversee organizational risk management on important issues related to political, regulatory and policy trends. Write and share periodic activity reports with government agencies (agriculture, etc.) and authorities.
Organize and facilitate field visits for government agencies and authorities, and other partners including potential donors.
Keep a watch on political and governmental news, and press feeds.
You Have:
Fluency in English and French.
Experience and increasing responsibility in government relations, environmental policy and development assistance.
Knowledge of priorities, trends, and requirements in development assistance, strategic partners, and the policy goals of governments and multi-laterals.
Experience communicating and navigating the intricacy of the government system and protocol.
Have a great political sensitivity and understand the political and governmental environment in Senegal.
Bonus if you have knowledge of the Agricultural and technology sectors in Senegal.
Our Benefits:
Health insurance
Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year - varies slightly according to local labor laws
Retirement plan contributions
Professional development and laptop stipends
The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

Please apply here! https://myagro.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0slvb?source=

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Expiring: Feb 28, 2022
Public and Private Partnerships Manager , Senegal

About MyAgro:
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2026 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro's founder and CEO here.

About the Role:
The Public and Private Partnerships Manager will play an important role in an organization-wide team focused on the strategic engagement of governments and non-governmental entities to create the institutional and financial conditions that can sustain and scale myAgro's model and reach more farmers. This will include working with high-level government officials and policymakers with the goal of raising the profile of myAgro, its senior staff and its expertise.

The Manager will work with senior staff in Senegal and across the organization to identify and engage a large and growing portfolio of government, institutional and non-governmental partners that provide support for myAgro to accomplish our mission. The Manager will report to the Country Director and will work with them to set strategy for specific geographies or thematic programs as part of an overall Partnership Strategy for myAgro Senegal.

You Will:
Provide expertise in the field of government engagement with emphasis on Senegal.
Represent myAgro and work with governmental and executive leaderships and cultivate partnership opportunities.
Initiate, engage, and maintain strategic partnerships with non-governmental organizations and institutions.
Develop a partnership strategy for building long-term institutional and financial support networks, and ensure that the plan is communicated to team members, local beneficiaries and partners.
Maintain knowledge of myAgro's program work to independently represent us, through written and oral communications, to a wide array of regional and national groups, including government.
Establish relationships with counterparts in the public and government agencies, and with user groups and representatives of civil society.
Prepare important myAgro senior staff to be representatives with government partners.
Oversee organizational risk management on important issues related to political, regulatory and policy trends. Write and share periodic activity reports with government agencies (agriculture, etc.) and authorities.
Organize and facilitate field visits for government agencies and authorities, and other partners including potential donors.
Keep a watch on political and governmental news, and press feeds.
You Have:
Fluency in English and French.
Experience and increasing responsibility in government relations, environmental policy and development assistance.
Knowledge of priorities, trends, and requirements in development assistance, strategic partners, and the policy goals of governments and multi-laterals.
Experience communicating and navigating the intricacy of the government system and protocol.
Have a great political sensitivity and understand the political and governmental environment in Senegal.
Bonus if you have knowledge of the Agricultural and technology sectors in Senegal.
Our Benefits:
Health insurance
Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year - varies slightly according to local labor laws
Retirement plan contributions
Professional development and laptop stipends
The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

Please apply here! https://myagro.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0slvb?source=

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Expiring: Feb 28, 2022
Director of Talent Management

Title: Director of Talent Management
Location: Senegal or remote (EST or GMT+/- 2 hours)
Report to: Chief of People Operations
Language Requirement: English fluency required; French fluency preferred

About myAgro
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.

About the Role
The Director of Talent Management will become an integral part of the People Operations team, and will be responsible for building the global talent management infrastructure across myAgro. Collaborating with departments, country offices, and global leadership, the position is responsible for the design and implementation of myAgro’s global talent management strategy, programs and processes, such as: talent acquisition, leadership development, training and learning (including performance management), and organizational culture.

Your profile:

You have a nose for Finding Talent. You drive coordinated action and accountability from all partners in our hiring ecosystems so that we are poised to hire top candidates at all levels to drive our mission forward.
You Invest in People. You love this stuff. You wake up every day thinking about learning and helping team members be their best at work.
You are a Doer. You are someone who loves to build, and who isn't afraid to use both hands in the process. You and your team not only enjoy creating a talent strategy, but love to implement and execute the strategy so you can see the results.
You are a People-Person! You understand and emphasize that our people are our greatest asset. You believe strongly in positive employee relations and experience, team member engagement, and organizational culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Workforce Planning
- Drive workforce planning and forecasting; leverage data to develop both short-term and long-term recruiting plans.
- Perform recruiting capacity planning and balance hiring resources (in-house, agency, etc.) to ensure the right resource allocation to support the business.
- Build succession plans for key roles throughout the organization.
- Create organizational charts and define each position’s responsibilities.

Talent Acquisition
- Lead and direct a resourceful, proactive, and solution-oriented recruiting department.
- Guide the team to execute against objectives and adjust to shifting organizational priorities.
- Provide guidance, share knowledge, create and facilitate training for best recruitment practices.
- Give feedback and coaching to develop and scale the talent acquisition team for growth and global reach.

Onboarding and Talent Development
- Design and orchestrate orientation programs and organize broader team support to enable new team members to ramp up quickly.
- Manage on-going professional and leadership development programs within the organization.
- Review gaps in leadership capability across departments and develop action plans accordingly.
- Discuss career-pathing options with high-potential employees and their team leaders.

Employee Engagement and Culture
- Champion our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts across all teams to educate, promote awareness, and ensure an inclusive work environment that fosters belonging.
- Develop employee retention programs and team-building activities

Compensation and Benefits
- Evaluate and improve myAgro’s total compensation programs, salary structure, market analysis and overall compensation philosophy; help educate managers and employees on pay practice.
- Craft policies that support internal promotions.
- Develop comprehensive benefits programs that ensure team member satisfaction.

Requirements
- You have experience leading Global Talent Resourcing in multiple countries.
- 6+ years experience in talent management and/or development, including a focus on leadership development.
- Ability to wrap an employee-centric, holistic narrative around your work, galvanising people around simple, memorable communications.
- Ability to build relationships based on empathy, and have people look to you for direction and feel supported by you.
- Know your stuff, especially when it comes to the needs of the modern learners as consumers of information and current trends impacting talent development.
- You have a proven track record of designing, implementing, and measuring innovative, high-impact learning solutions
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and data without losing sight of the bigger picture
- You have experience working globally (Africa experience preferred)

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Talent Management? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 21, 2021
Impact and Training Manager in Senegal , Senegal

Title: Impact and Training Manager
Location: Thies, Senegal
Report to: Director of Agriculture
Language Requirement: French and English fluency

About myAgro

myAgro helps farmers move out of poverty: we do this with a simple approach. We help farmers manage their cash flow better – at harvest time when farmers have more cash, they can lock away their funds for seeds and fertilizer for the next season. They pay using their mobile phone (or mobile money in Tanzania) and myAgro delivers the inputs they’ve paid for before it rains and provides technical training so farmers know how to use the inputs efficiently. This leads to 50% more food and 50% more income per farm. To date myAgro serves 80,000 farmers and will scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. The award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more.

About the Role

The Training Manager is a key management and leadership role at myAgro that should touch and impact the work and lives of many of our team members and farmers. So what exactly does that mean?!?

- You are able to Execute @ Scale. In one month you might hire 40 ag trainers who then need to recruit and train 400 seasonal agents. You are able to design and lead a large-scale program and care about the details without getting overwhelmed. You are adept at implementing quality controls to ensure quality of program execution.
- You are an Effective Collaborator. You know how to coordinate and communicate effectively across departments (sales, product, HR, etc) and have a knack for getting alignment on work plans and calendars, while building in flexibility for the unknowns of the agricultural / sales work.
- You are an Open-Minded Listener. You are focused on the organizational goals and therefore work at all times starting from the end-users of the programs you design for (both farmers and field staff). You are not one to get stuck on Agricultural Theory or perfection at the cost of delivering on organizational goals.
- You are a Master Manager. From project management to organizational aptitude to delegation and coaching, you have the tools in your tool-belt to own this role and goals / projects that come with it. You make your team and those around you better with your management tool-belt.

The Training Manager role is critical to ensuring that we are delivering the highest quality of inputs and services possible to our farmers. With our ambitious plans to increase our impact with farmers, this is a crucial role to the team.

While this position is part of the AG team it doesn’t require you to be an Agronomist. We have agronomists on the team and within our network that you will work closely with on a regular basis. The magic ingredient of this role is that you’re a great listener, an excellent project manager and open-minded. A passion for learning about agriculture, life sciences, and working with farmers will get the job done.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Manage agriculture programs
- Implement agriculture training programs in collaboration with the sales team to promote successful planting for farmers. These training programs are a mix of training channels: trainings in group, video, flyers, radio, and call center.
- Co-manage the monitoring and evaluation program with the Regional M&E Manager to monitor effectiveness of training and evaluate impact in terms of yield and increased revenues.
- Listen to farmers and collaborate with local R&D team members to inform trials, pilots and package design centered around ‘design for the farmer, with the farmer’.
- Design, test and improve training models to lower costs and increase farmer reach/impact so myAgro can provide training sustainably as we grow

Manage the agriculture team
- Mentor and manage the country-based agriculture field teams, including creating quality training materials, developing work plans, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback.
- Set up KPI and data management systems to inform decision making.
- Proactively solve problems and set up the team to achieve their goals of training farmers.

Is this the Role for You?

You are RIGHT for this role if…
- You have 5 years of prior management experience – preferably including background in scaling and expanding programs.
- You have designed, developed, and/or implemented training programs for rural areas.
- You have held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments.

You are NOT qualified for this job if…
- You do not have more than 5 years of project management experience.
- You have never managed a team of 5 direct reports for more than a year.
- You are not fluent in French and English.
- You have no experience working in Africa.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment .

Are you interested in becoming an Impact and Training Manager in Senegal? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 11, 2020
Program Director in Senegal , Senegal

Program Director, Senegal
Location: Thies, Senegal
Report to: Country Director
Language Requirement: Fluent in French and English

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.

About the Program Director role

You are the CEO of Senegal Field Operations, including both seasonal activities and special projects, and you are the glue between the field team and supporting departments.

You own both the present and the future of Senegal’s seasonal field operation by meeting seasonal goals as well as creating sales strategy. You meet field goals by building a strong field team - including program managers and program associates - managing their progress, and collaborating with supporting departments. You assess areas that need improvement, test and evaluate assumptions, and create incremental plans to reach future goals.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Field Operations: Responsible for meeting overarching field operations’ seasonal goals through a combination of team management and direct hands-on work. Serve as a direct supervisor to the Regional Field Coordinators as well as several associates and program managers. Assign project responsibilities for the activities below to assure goals are met. Collaborate with supporting departments. Regularly report progress to leadership and other relevant parties.

Farmer enrollment :
- Closely track progress throughout enrollment and adjust strategies accordingly, including increasing customer density
- Communicate between HQ/field/other supporting departments
- Ensure staff is trained and prepared
- Develop and implement marketing strategy and lead a small marketing team to meet customer acquisition goals
- Manage close-out and knowledge management for next season.

Payments:
- Manage payment period and implement sales strategies, setting and meeting seasonal goals
- Improve KPI data collection and analysis and coordinate with the Audit Department
- Manage Village Entrepreneurs:
- Manage transition to mobile vendor model
- Set compensation, bonus, and incentive plans
- Identify training needs and materials

Farmer Training
- Collaborate with agriculture and M&E departments to prepare for training
- Serve on the Agriculture Committee for analysis and rapid response during planting period
- Team Management
- Manage and train a team of 4-5 people and invest in their professional development. This includes managing onboarding, writing and assigning project descriptions, conducting weekly meetings and performance evaluations, ensuring objectives are met, supporting skills development, and complying with all internal myAgro management policies.
- Conduct weekly department meetings for the field operations team and monthly field coordinators
- Ensure collaboration and compliance with other departments
- Ensure that your team follows HQ policies (i.e. budget requests and reporting, HR incident reporting, vehicle use, etc.). Provide training or corrective measures as needed.
- Proactively communicate with support departments and collaborate on key activities.

Strategy
- Contribute to shaping organizational strategy
- Help set and measure long-term, annual, and quarterly goals and KPIs

Skills and Qualifications:
- Fluency in English and French required
- Experience working in rural West Africa
- Eager to get mud on your boots – go to the field often and sell side by side with the field team
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated success in execution & delegation, quality results, developing others, and communication
- Experience with mobile money agent networks, commission-based sales networks, and/or rural sales networks a plus

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Director in Senegal? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 11, 2020
VP of Sales , Senegal

Location: Senegal - preferred (flexible)

Report to: CEO

Location: Senegal

Critical Requirement: French - preferred; English fluency required

Application: Due September 30th but reviewed on a rolling basis

Start date: October - November 2019 but flexible

About myAgro
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. myAgro has pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and training and increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. myAgro’s North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder here.

About the Vice President of Sales Role
In this newly created role, you will build and drive myAgro’s global sales strategy and be responsible for the execution of the strategy. This role will define sales processes, learning & design, communications, content, and delivery, helping our teams improve their sales approach and increase productivity. The ideal candidate is a self-starter that possesses exceptional problem solving skills with experience in different sales functions such as training, sales content and commission schemes.

Responsibilities
Develop and implement a sales strategy and framework aimed at deepening our impact in current villages, as well as increasing sales with current clients (farmers)
Create a staffing model plan to achieve growth goals through the end of 2021
Develop a growing, talented salesforce through the creation of a sales training program (that blends instructor-led and self-paced, digital content) to quickly ramp new folks while maintaining high performance with the current sales team
Establish and implement a sales operation culture that is focused on tracking results, documenting goals, and providing candid feedback about opportunities
Develop and drive a consistent customer facing “voice” for myAgro sales teams
Develop and own sales communications process and cadence responsible for reaching all layers of our sales team
Ensure consistent and meaningful contact with the Product team to ensure alignment between Product and Sales teams
Define and measure KPIs and success metrics and criteria to understand ROI of sales processes, training programs, and commission plan to assist with allocation of resources
Improve and iterate on sales processes to make sales team more effective in end to end sales
Own and develop sales tools for our sales team
Build and develop a team of Sales Experts that will serve as our internal sales trainers and coaches for our field team
Manage the post-sales support services function effectively for customer satisfaction.

Qualifications
A minimum of 7 years of experience in a sales company managing and developing a sales team in both mature and start-up environments
Experience with sales and accessing and launching sales enablement tools
Familiarity with sales skills and methodologies
Stellar track record of building high-performing sales teams and delivering or exceeding revenue targets.
Self-starter with an analytical and collaborative orientation; can think strategically and drive operational excellence
Written and verbal communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences, as well as stakeholder management and consensus building, and project management
An entrepreneurial “own the outcome” mindset with a strategic approach to establishing and prioritizing sales goals, focused objectives, and target results
Ability to develop strategic sales compensation plans based on company goals that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the company
Fluency in English required; French fluency is preferred


myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Expiring: Sep 26, 2019
Country Director , Senegal

Location: Thies, Senegal

Report to: Chief Program Officer

Language Requirement: Fluency in French and English

Start date: November and December

About this Role

We’re looking for a smart, hardworking and fun person to join our incredible team as part of our 2020 push towards our North Star. Team 2020 marks a transition in myAgro’s trajectory: we’re moving from scrappy start-up to lean & scaling as we build out our executive team to help myAgro scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. Be part of this founding team that gets myAgro to where few organizations have gone before: 1 million smallholder farmers eating and earning more thanks to your (and their) hard work.

We need leaders who love getting mud on their boots while they visit farmers’ fields, and while thinking strategically on how to improve execution at a scale of 500, 1000 and 2000 village entrepreneurs. We need leaders who think coaching and team development is a core function of their role and love to see their people succeed in new & challenging ways. We need experienced professionals who will help lead myAgro’s strategy and team to greater heights of impact and scale. Learn more about myAgro’s story and vision here.

In a country with major climate change effects, poor network connectivity, spotty electricity and relatively low levels of infrastructure and agricultural industry, this is not going to be easy. That’s why we need you.

Your mission

We’re looking for a commander in chief for our operations in Senegal. Someone to lead a smart and savvy team of operations and technical experts. Your daily mission is to build the team, processes, and systems at scale to deliver operational excellence throughout our organization.

Lead country-wide operations to drive world-class team performance. You will oversee the two most important ingredients of success: people and purse. You will guide the people ops team to implement the systems to manage human resources, as well as the hiring, retention and development of the myAgro team on the ground. You are in the field at least once every week observing, learning and sharing feedback to your top field lieutenants. Your collaborative management style will enable you to help team members to feel valued and to encourage each of them to learn, grow, and thrive in their work. In addition to your team, you will oversee finances & financial reporting for the country program.

Develop alliances. You will develop a rock-solid partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. You will also build new relationships with institutional funders and other agricultural stakeholders in the country. You will collaborate with our partners (CRS, Stromme, Aga Khan) and develop new strategic saving group partners thoughtfully and in alignment with myAgro’s goals.

Promote myAgro. Maintain strong relationships with leaders in government, NGOs and donors. Raise myAgro’s visibility at strategic conferences and meetings and identify opportunities to showcase myAgro’s work nationally and globally.

Secure funds. NOT YOUR JOB! myAgro has an awesome development team that secures funds countries need. You'll have full focus to drive strategy for the field team to increase earned revenue (sales!) to lower the philanthropy needed to serve the same region each year. In 2019 myAgro will bring in more than $2 million in earned revenue and that's set to grow exponentially. You may be asked to attend a call or a meeting to help get a deal but you won't be tasked with writing proposals, creating budgets and milestones to meet donor demand. This is not that kind of country director role, and myAgro is not that kind of nonprofit. We stay focused and work hard on earning as much as we can from the people we serve: farmers.

Lead with integrity. As the leader of our organizational culture in country, you will create a positive and productive workplace. One that values hard work, feedback, continuous learning, inclusion and commitment to our work.

Your background

African Leadership. You have at least 10 years’ experience leading systemic change, managing people, budgets and working in global companies or international organizations. Ideally, you’ve lived and worked in Francophone West Africa, preferably Mali or Senegal. You have an MBA or other relevant post-graduate degree.
Agriculture & Sales experience preferred. You are a successful entrepreneur or have overseen country operations for an NGO, social enterprise, or for-profit company. You don’t have to have agricultural experience, but should demonstrate your passion for myAgro’s model.
A strategist. You are a quick thinker, laser focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results. You are able to break goals into manageable objectives and to work with a team to meet Key Performance Indicators.
Management creds. You have managed teams of 20+ and annual budgets of $2 million+. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the myAgro team. You know how to motivate and guide people.
Natural at Sales. You are able to solicit and provide real feedback to the field team on marketing strategy, payment strategies and execution of key activities in the field. You do this with confidence, either based on data that you’re able to get in a lean manner or through your experience scaling and selling new products direct to customers. You are decisive and know when to pivot a failing strategy and when to dig in and focus on improved execution through training & coaching.
Connector. You are able to build and sustain relationships with leaders in the Ministry of Agriculture and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). You are able to spot new talent, help break down silos and connect people to each other to solve problems.
Gets our model. myAgro is a hybrid model. We’re a nonprofit organization with a business minded approach. We use business practices to achieve social goals. Candidates with for-profit and nonprofit experience preferred.
Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture if you can demonstrate transparency, integrity, a bias towards action, innovation & a focus on solution-solving along with a natural love of learning and curiosity.
About myAgro

myAgro helps farmers move out of poverty: we do this with a simple approach. We help farmers manage their cash flow better – at harvest time when farmers have more cash, they can lock away their funds for seeds and fertilizer for the next season. They pay using their mobile phone (or mobile money in Tanzania) and myAgro delivers the inputs they’ve paid for before it rains and provides technical training so farmers know how to use the inputs efficiently. This leads to 50% more food and 50% more income per farm. To date myAgro serves 46,000 farmers and will scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. The award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more.


myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Expiring: Sep 26, 2019
Program Manager in Mali , Mali

Program Manager, Agriculture

Location: Bamako, Mali
Critical Requirement: English and French proficiency
Term: 2-year minimum commitment

About myAgro
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.


About the Program Manager, Agriculture Role

At myAgro you will work harder and grow more than you dreamed possible. We are currently seeking entrepreneurial, passionate individuals outraged with the status quo – ready to disrupt the system to support smallholder farmers across West Africa.

Program Managers are leaders and high performers on myAgro’s team, focused on execution of a diverse program portfolio and management of staff. Program Managers independently and effectively carry out 5-8 projects, both field and office-based. You will operate in a fast-paced environment, juggling competing priorities and deadlines, while effectively leading and developing a team of talented Program Associates, office staff and/or field staff. You will invest in building your team’s capacity to work yourself out of a job.

In this role, you will independently set the direction and approach to your work through proactively designing solutions to complex organizational challenges. Program Managers understand the budget constraints, the necessity to build for scale, and the broad strategic implications of their work.

The Program Manager, Agriculture role is critical to ensuring that we are delivering the highest quality of inputs and services possible to our farmers. With our ambitious plans to increase our impact with farmers, this is a crucial role to the team. For the right candidate, there are opportunities in the future to expand the role regionally.


Responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to the following:

Agriculture Programs
- Design and implement agriculture projects and trainings to promote successful harvest for farmers. Ensure quality control of agricultural trials and core program activities.

Research and Development
- Trial new crops and seed varieties, conduct agricultural research and write research reports for current and proposed agriculture activities.

External Partners
- Maintain positive relationships with partners related to agriculture information and input sourcing.

Team Management
- Mentor and manage the local agriculture field teams, including creating extensive training materials, developing work plans, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback.

Requirements
- A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro
- At least 4 years work experience and prior management experience – preferably including background in building and expanding programs. Please also note that the ability to work with the speed and flexibility of a start-up versus an academic environment is crucial to this role.
- French and English proficiency – Business in Mali and Senegal is conducted in French, so being proficient in French is a requirement at myAgro.
- A masters or Ph.D. in an agronomy discipline
- Significant experience living and working in a developing country
- Excellent project management skills
- Strong managerial skills
- Strategic thought process and strong decision-making capabilities based on quantitative and qualitative assessments
- Creative and versatile approach to problem-solving; solution-oriented
- Detail-oriented and organized
- Strong communication skills and ability to work cross culturally
- As with any start up, flexibility, a sense of humor and an open mind are necessary for success

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Mali? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 12, 2019