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Program Manager, Field

Rolling Deadline  |  Full-Time Job  |  Thies, Senegal

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About myAgro

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 Program Manager – Thies
The Program Manager role, based in Thies, is a new management role to support the launch and growth of myAgro’s rapid expansion. This includes directly managing 3-4 Program Associates and supporting a Regional Operations Manager responsible for field operations. Through your direct reports, you will be responsible for managing 40 – 50 field staff. You will also be responsible for providing input into the strategic plan for expansion within the region and developing a replicable model to export to other regions and countries based on the work your team implements. Reporting to the Country Director, you will lead the Thies-based Field team that is responsible for testing new products, lowering customer acquisition costs, increasing farmer adoption and increasing impact.

  • Team Management: Manage a team of 3-4 direct reports and provide oversight and support to the wider team of 40 – 50 staff to support myAgro’s expansion efforts.
  • Operations Management: Independently manage the day-to-day operations of several myAgro field districts, including developing and implementing strategy and supporting wider R&D efforts. Help reduce bottlenecks, increase cross-team efficiency and communications.
  • Knowledge Management: Contribute to a knowledge center for replicating myAgro’s model in new regions; codify improved operational processes to simplify and scale myAgro’s model further.
  • R&D Lead: Lead strategic thinking on how myAgro can increase farmer savings, farmer income and myAgro’s reach by identifying and prioritizing trials.
  • Strategic Input: Be a key voice and provide input into the strategic plan for growth and expansion for myAgro’s operations company-wide based on your data analytics and deep understanding of myAgro’s field operations & customers.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • French and English proficiency
  • At least 5 years of work experience with prior project and team management experience
  • At least 2 years of international, developing country experience in a similar social enterprise or project management role with significant responsibility
  • Proven ability to work independently on important projects
  • A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Masters preferred but not required
  • 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

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