Program Associate - Thies

Thies, Senegal

Critical Requirement:  Proficiency in French and English
Term:  Minimum 2 year commitment 
Location:
Thies, Senegal

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 Associate role 
The Program Associate position, based in Thies, is a core role within myAgro that helps accelerate myAgro’s ability to scale, reach 100% sustainability and increase its impact.  This role will be team lead for 2-3 field teams (~30 people). You will gain a breadth of experience in designing and scaling high impact cross functional programs that work across financial inclusion, agricultural development and mobile technology. Reporting to Thies-based Program Manager and working closely with teams across the organisation, you will part of a team that is responsible for helping myAgro reach its ambitious goals in West Africa.

  • Team Lead: Manage a team of 10 – 30 people and support other team leaders to hire, retain and develop their teams to reach myAgro’s goals.  
  • Program Design: Design, iterate and improve myAgro’s model to serve smallholder farmers both by designing a more cost-efficient and higher impact program model.
  • Service & Product Development: In close collaboration with the agricultural R&D team, design marketing, tools and processes to test and scale innovative new products to increase farmer adoption & income.
  • M&E: Develop and share a program dashboard and perform regular data analysis to improve performance of field districts, your specific product/service trials and new product roll out.
  • Leadership Development: Develop professional performance plans, trainings and tools to support the leadership development of new and middle managers to take on increasing responsibilities to support myAgro’s future growth.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • French and English proficiency
  • At least 2 years work experience and significant project or team management experience
  • At least 1 year of international, developing country experience
  • Proven ability to work independently on important projects
  • A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Master's degree in related field
  • 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
  • As with any start up, flexibility, a sense of humor and an open mind are necessary

Benefits

  • Compensation is modest but competitive with other early-stage social enterprises
  • Initial flight to West Africa, additional flight in year 2
  • Excellent global health benefits and 4 weeks of annual vacation
  • Stipend for local language lessons
  • Tons of karmic good – you’ll be directly helping farming families move beyond subsistence farming!

 

Apply for this opening at http://myagro.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06y18?apply=true