Program Associate, Learning and Development
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.
About the role
The Program Associate for Learning and Development (L&D) will support the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of L&D activities targeting myAgro’s sales team in Senegal - a diverse team of office and field based sales managers, supervisors, and agents, as well as our network of over 1000 Village Entrepreneurs (VEs).
Under the management of the Reporting to the Regional Learning and Development Manager, you will work closely with teams across the country, to conduct needs assessments and implement L&D strategies/plans to meet the sales teams’ current and evolving programmatic/operational needs.
While this role is part of the Sales team, it doesn't require you to be a Sales Expert. We have sales experts on the team and within our network that you will work with on a regular basis. The magic ingredient of this role is that you are brilliant in designing and delivering training that comply with best practices of adult learning principles, learning and development trends (especially blended learning), and instructional design standards and methodologies - this in multicultural and multilingual contexts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Support learning needs assessments and propose L&D strategies/plans in line with the sales team’s key strategic priorities to meet current and evolving programmatic/operational needs;
Support design and implement state-of-the-art L&D activities.
Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements
French and Wolof proficiency required
English proficiency preferred
At least 2 years work experience in Learning and Development
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
Bachelor's 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
Contact email: [email protected]
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