VP of Operations

myAgro

About the organization

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. myAgro has pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and training and increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. myAgro’s North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty.

Duties

myAgro continues growing! We have doubled in size every year for the past 5 years. We serve 60,000 farmers and are marching rapidly towards our north star goal of 1 million! Our team is now 400+ strong with a community of 863 village entrepreneurs working in 1,500 villages across three countries.

We are growing because we have a model that works for our farmers and a clear mission: to move smallholder farmers out of poverty.

Our path to growth will be linked to three key activities: Scaling, Strengthening and Sharing. Scale will come by increasing customer density within our two core operational countries, Mali and Senegal, significantly expanding operations in our newest country, Tanzania, and by launching operations in two new countries by 2021. To strengthen operations, we will invest in the systems, processes, and people needed to sustain continued growth and make big leaps in our operating effectiveness. Finally, improved sharing will come through the launch of a knowledge management initiative and sharing best practices across countries and departments.

The VP of Operations joins the organization to steer this growth phase. At eight years old, myAgro is a medium-sized enterprise that is poised to grow significantly in the coming years. The VP of Operations will work to ensure that myAgro is setting and meeting strategic, impact and profit goals, achieving operational efficiency, and delivering high quality client service.

Qualifications

Operations expertise: You have 10+ years’ management operations in a global company. You know what excellence looks like in areas like operations, human resources, finance & accounting, supply chain, facilities, and IT.
Thought leader: You have influenced top leaders of a company or organization. Others look to you for insight and your opinion. You have cutting edge ideas, spot trends, and propose ideas to address challenges.
Track record leading growth: You have successfully managed growth in an African company or NGO – one that is expanding in size (people, $) and geography (new countries).
Ability to execute: You are a doer! You have great ideas and the ability to implement them in a timely and thoughtful manner. You can translate a vision into plans so that we understand where we’re headed and what we need to do to get there.
Country management experience: You’ve led country or field operations for an NGO or for-profit company. You can coach country directors on challenges and solutions associated with start-up and country operations because you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
Thrive under pressure: This role isn’t for the meek. We want excitement, not reluctance when a big decision needs to be made and the pressure is on.
Communication: You are candid, direct, strategic communicator and able to help others develop this skill.
Sense of humor & good cook: You’ll be joining the “home team” in our cook-offs and friendly competition!

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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