- Thies, Senegal
- Job Type
- Deadline for Applications
- How to Apply
- Application Process and Deadline To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or 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.
- Where to Apply
|Title: Agroforestry Associate
Location: Thies, Senegal
Reports to: Agroforestry Manager
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 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 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
You will co-create agroforestry pilot programs to inform the development of services that increase farmer income and contribute to more sustainable agroecological systems in Mali.
You are a (agro)forestry expert. You bring specific experience in designing and running agroforestry programs. You embrace the principles of design thinking in the creation of new agroforestry solutions for West African farmers. You have the tools to guide your projects to successful outcomes. You make your team and those around you better with your management abilities.
Responsibilities include the following:
Design agroforestry programs
Under the guidance of the Agroforestry Manager, research successful agroforestry innovations
Manage agroforestry pilots
Help hire and train an agroforestry pilot team
Analyze and communicate findings
Work with agroforestry specialist to set up and manage M&E activities that measure the impact of the agroforestry package on farmers
You are RIGHT for this role if…
You have 2 years or more of managing (agro)forestry programs – preferably including a background in scaling and expanding programs.
Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)