Country Director

myAgro

About the organization

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 by 2026 lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro's founder and CEO here

Duties

The Country Director develops a culture of operational excellence so that myAgro Senegal meets it's ambitious targets every year. Supervising a team of more tha 300 FTE staff, a network of more than 1000 Village Entrepreneurs, and 70,000+ customers in 2022, you will be accountable for the success or failure of our program in Senegal. You'll refine the sales, operations and people processes that underpin myAgro's work and create an effective company culture. You will report to the Managing Director, Africa and will join myAgro's Leadership team.

You Will:
Inspire and lead the Senegal program; embody our values and model how to succeed at myAgro
Lead the team to achieve operational excellence through implementing reliable processes and frameworks
Manage away distractions and help teams and the country prioritize work
Communicate with and listen to team members, peers and other parties
Make important staffing decisions, contributing to hiring and onboarding across every department

Qualifications

You Have:
Bilingual fluency in French and English
3+ years as Country Director or similar work scope (e.g. managing multiple departments, complex business operations)
Experience coaching others, substantial people management experience
Experience in operational roles, especially in growing NGOs, businesses or social enterprises.
Experience planning or overseeing implementation and improvements (not innovation, but consistency and predictability)

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