Program Manager, Field

Mali Full-time

Location: Bamako, Mali

Report to: Country Director, Mali

Critical Requirement: Proficiency in French and English 

Applications due by December 12th. 

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 Program Manager – Bamako
The Program Manager role, based in Bamako, is a new management role to support the launch and growth of myAgro’s rapid expansion. This includes directly managing 3-4 Program Associates and supporting a Regional Operations Manager responsible for field operations. Through your direct reports, you will be responsible for managing 40 – 50 field staff. You will also be responsible for providing input into the strategic plan for expansion within the region and developing a replicable model to export to other regions and countries based on the work your team implements. Reporting to the Country Director, you will lead the Bamako based Field team that is responsible for testing new products, lowering customer acquisition costs, increasing farmer adoption and increasing impact.  

  • Team Management: Manage a team of 3-4 direct reports and provide oversight and support to the wider team of 40 – 50 staff to support myAgro’s expansion efforts.
  • Operations Management: Independently manage the day-to-day operations of several myAgro field districts, including developing and implementing strategy and supporting wider R&D efforts. Help reduce bottlenecks, increase cross-team efficiency and communications.
  • Knowledge Management: Contribute to a knowledge center for replicating myAgro’s model in new regions; codify improved operational processes to simplify and scale myAgro’s model further.
  • R&D Lead: Lead strategic thinking on how myAgro can increase farmer savings, farmer income and myAgro’s reach by identifying and prioritizing trials.
  • Strategic Input: Be a key voice and provide input into the strategic plan for growth and expansion for myAgro’s operations company-wide based on your data analytics and deep understanding of myAgro’s field operations & customers.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • French and English proficiency
  • At least 5 years of work experience with prior project and team management experience
  • At least 2 years of international, developing country experience in a similar social enterprise or project management role with significant responsibility
  • Proven ability to work independently on important projects
  • A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Masters preferred but not required
  • Strong MS Office experience, particularly using Excel
  • Strategic thought process and strong decision-making capabilities based on data analytics
  • Creative and versatile approach to problem-solving; solution-oriented
  • Proven, strong communication skills and ability to work cross culturally
  • Flexibility, a sense of humor and an open mind are necessary

 

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.

Apply for this opening at http://myagro.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01o53?apply=true