Agroforestry Specialist

myAgro

About the organization

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.

Duties

Reporting to the Agroforestry Manager, the Agroforestry Specialist uses their expertise in agroforestry systems to support the agroforestry lead in developing agroforestry packages.

You have specific technical expertise in agroforestry systems. You will use this expertise to make appropriate recommendations to increase farmer return on investment balanced with myAgro's business model, the supply chain, the field team capability, and farmer behavior.
You are an open-minded listener. You are focused on the organizational goals and therefore work starting from the end-users of the programs you design for (both farmers and field staff). You are not one to get stuck on perfection at the cost of delivering on organizational goals.
You are experienced creating and running agroforestry specific M&E systems. You have the data analytics skills to summarize the findings and the capacity to communicate the successes in a compelling way
We operate in a part of the world already experiencing the harsh consequences of climate change, and our farmers are among the most vulnerable populations. The Agroforestry specialist is a new and crucial role to help myAgro with its ambition to create sustainable and climate resilient income sources for these farmers, setting them up for a better and more food-secure future.

Qualifications

You are RIGHT for this role if…

You have at least 5 years of experience as an expert advisor on agroforestry programs, preferably West Africa
You have an academic background in agroforestry or agriculture systems
You have held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments.
You are fluent in French and speak English at a good level - enough to understand this job advertisement.

You are NOT qualified for this job if…

You do not have more than 5 years of agriculture or agroforestry experience.
You have never managed a team of 5 direct reports for more than a year.
You are not fluent in French.
You have no experience working in Africa.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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