Agroforestry Manager

Thies, Thiès Region, Senegal | Agriculture | Full-time

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About MyAgro:

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 highquality 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. We recently received a prestigious Audacious Prize to accelerate myAgro's reach in the next 5 years. Join a winning team that is changing the lives of hardworking farmers across West Africa.

 

About the Role:

We operate in a part of the world already experiencing the harsh consequences of climate change, and our farmers are among the most vulnerable populations. The Agroforestry manager is a new and crucial role to help myAgro with its ambition to create sustainable and climate resilient income sources for these farmers, setting them up for a better and more food-secure future.

The Agroforestry manager reports to the Agriculture Director and designs and manages agroforestry pilot programs to inform the development of services that increase farmer income and contribute to more sustainable agroecological systems in Mali and Senegal.

 

You Will:

  • Manage agroforestry pilots: you will hire, train and manage the country-based agroforestry field teams, including creating quality training materials, developing work plans, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback.
  • Design agroforestry programs: you will work with agroforestry specialists researching successful agroforestry innovations and use the results of the pilots to inform decision making and shape the agroforestry programs
  • Analyze and communicate findings: you will set up and manage M&E activities, indicator and data management systems and facilitate communication among cross-functional teams.

 

You Have:

  • You have 5 years or more of managing teams and (agroforestry) programs – preferably including a background in scaling and expanding programs.
  • You have designed and/or developed agroforestry programs in rural areas of Africa.
  • You have held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments.
  • You are fluent in French and English.

Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Annual flight benefit
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

 

Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter and a resume (CV). You should also complete the Plum survey. You can find a link to the Plum survey on the application form for the role. Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by our team.

There is no fixed deadline as we hire on a rolling basis. If someone else is selected while you are interviewing, we will let you know and consider your application for future positions. The interview process includes the application form, the Plum assessment, short virtual interviews and typically a short written assignment or a visit to the field or one of our offices.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.