Development & Communications Coordinator

myAgro

About the organization

myAgro is an award-winning social enterprise/nonprofit in West Africa that uses a mobile technology platform to provide a comprehensive set of services: (1) Access to fertilizer and seed packages on layaway (2) Technical Training (3) Market Access to premium buyers (4) Access to asset loans for appropriate small-scale farm equipment. Our model doubles farm income and helps farmers move out of poverty. We’ve grown from 1,500 farmers to 3,500 in the last year, and will continue to scale to 75,000 in the next five years. Small-scale farmers across the globe make up 70% of the world’s poor. We want to build a model for savings layaway in Mali and Senegal that can be adopted by other organizations to serve farmers throughout the world.

We’ve received early recognition for our work by One Acre Fund and Mulago Foundation and received prestigious awards from: Echoing Green Fellowship, Rainer Arnold Fellows, Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship. Learn more: http://www.myagro.org

Duties

Development Functions: Support the greater Development team as we submit renewal and new proposal applications, including liaising with the operations and field team in operating countries to get necessary data and inputs. Help plan donor visits, coordinate with donors, and send out regular reporting to donors.Oversee maintenance of our internal donor support software, Pipedrive.Play a fundamental role in creating processes to streamline and organize the Development team’s activities and workflow
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Communications Functions: Design and deliver powerful and informative communications content that aligns with the overall goals of myAgro, for internal and external audiences, including via our website, blog, social media and quarterly reports.Create a media library of video, photos and stories to share with all channels.Profile farmers by going to the field and categorizing them based on certain characteristics, allowing us to generate a list of candidates for use in donor visits and in farmer stories.Interview farmers and develop beautiful, pointed farmer stories for marketing myAgro in new villages and for use in our Development reporting as well as our Development renewal and proposal applications.Launch a social marketing campaign via local radio in our operating countries and create and curate a library of beautiful photos and stories to share with our network of supporters.Support research on relevant topics.

Qualifications

Oral and written fluency in English and proficiency in French is required.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Excellent writing skills with attention to detail
A hunger for organization, with a perfectionist tendency
Commitment to myAgro’s mission
Minimum of 2 years of work experience in journalism, politics, media, consulting, etc
Great at problem-solving and commitment to continuous improvement
Entrepreneurial, independent and comfortable moving forward in new areas
Positive, humble and easy-going attitude
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send:
a) a brief cover letter (3 paragraphs, all less than one page total),
b) resume and
c) a writing or creative piece sample

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