Program Associate

Masasi, Mtwara Region, Tanzania Full-time

Critical Requirement:  Proficiency in Swahili and English
Term:  Minimum 2 year commitment 
Location: 
Masasi, Mtwara Tanzania

International Candidates: must have existing rights to work in Tanzania

Other: Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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 Masasi, is a core role within myAgro that helps accelerate myAgro’s ability to scale, reach 100% sustainability and increase its impact.  This role will provide crucial support to 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 a Masasi-based Program Manager and working closely with teams across the organization, you will be part of a team that is responsible for helping myAgro reach its ambitious goals in West Africa.

Responsibilities

  • Team Support:Support, train, and coach a team of 10 – 30 people and assist 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 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 and income.
  • Sales Data Analysis: 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 mid-level managers to take on increasing responsibilities to support myAgro’s future growth.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Swahili and English proficiency
  • At least 3 years work experience and significant project or team management experience
  • At least 1 year experience in rural development projects, specifically financial
  • Proven ability to work independently on important projects
  • A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro
  • International Candidates: must have existing rights to work in Tanzania
  • Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Strong MS Office experience, particularly using Excel, results oriented
  • 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
  • Team Player and willing to spend significant time in the field
  • Good marketing and sales skills

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/fk0jlzq?apply=true