Program Associate, Agriculture
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.
About Program Associate role
The Program Associate position is a core role within myAgro that helps accelerate myAgro’s ability to scale, reach 100% sustainability and increase its impact. 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 the Program Manager and working closely with teams across the organisation, you will part of a group that is responsible for helping myAgro reach its ambitious goals in West Africa.
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
Skills and Competencies
Bachelors 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 humour and an open mind are necessary
Equal Opportunity Employment
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