Development & Communications Coordinator
- Thies, Senegal
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myAgro is an award-winning social enterprise/nonprofit in West Africa that uses a mobile technology platform to provide a comprehensive set of services: (1) Access to fertilizer and seed packages on layaway (2) Technical Training (3) Market Access to premium buyers (4) Access to asset loans for appropriate small-scale farm equipment. Our model doubles farm income and helps farmers move out of poverty. We’ve grown from 1,500 farmers to 3,500 in the last year, and will continue to scale to 75,000 in the next five years. Small-scale farmers across the globe make up 70% of the world’s poor. We want to build a model for savings layaway in Mali and Senegal that can be adopted by other organizations to serve farmers throughout the world.
We’ve received early recognition for our work by One Acre Fund and Mulago Foundation and received prestigious awards from: Echoing Green Fellowship, Rainer Arnold Fellows, Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship. Learn more: http://www.myagro.org
About This Role
In this position, you will get to see all areas of myAgro’s operations. You will be responsible for supporting the Development team, working directly with the CEO at our headquarters in Thiès, Senegal, as well as contributing to all Communications initiatives.
To ensure success in this role you will be super organized and thrive at “making things perfect”. You are the type of person who rolls up his/her sleeves and finds a way to make things better. You love organizing and making sure things function as well as possible. You are also creative and have an upbeat personality, and are excited by exploration and adventure. You are a strong writer with prior experience working on professional blogs/social media campaigns/creating content. You will have passion and talent for content creation and be able to show clear examples of some of the work you have done previously.
This is a new entry-level position for myAgro, which requires a high-energy, self-starting person who is not afraid to ask questions, and shows determination to power through unforeseen challenges. The role is based in Senegal and involves frequent travel to rural villages to interview farmers and understand our field operations. Communication in both French and English is done on a daily basis so if one of those languages needs brushing up, you will definitely get the opportunity!
Support the greater Development team as we submit renewal and new proposal applications, including liaising with the operations and field team in operating countries to get necessary data and inputs
Help plan donor visits, coordinate with donors, and send out regular reporting to donors
Oversee maintenance of our internal donor support software, Pipedrive
Play a fundamental role in creating processes to streamline and organize the Development team’s activities and workflow
TEAM PLAYER ATTITUDE!
Design and deliver powerful and informative communications content that aligns with the overall goals of myAgro, for internal and external audiences, including via our website, blog, social media and quarterly reports
Create a media library of video, photos and stories to share with all channels
Profile farmers by going to the field and categorizing them based on certain characteristics, allowing us to generate a list of candidates for use in donor visits and in farmer stories
Interview farmers and develop beautiful, pointed farmer stories for marketing myAgro in new villages and for use in our Development reporting as well as our Development renewal and proposal applications
Launch a social marketing campaign via local radio in our operating countries and create and curate a library of beautiful photos and stories to share with our network of supporters
Support research on relevant topics – agricultural sector, savings behavior models, microfinance, etc. and write white-papers for internal and external use
Ensure communications are in line with our core values
Oral and written fluency in English and proficiency in French is required.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Excellent writing skills with attention to detail
A hunger for organization, with a perfectionist tendency
Commitment to myAgro’s mission
Minimum of 2 years of work experience in journalism, politics, media, consulting, etc
Great at problem-solving and commitment to continuous improvement
Entrepreneurial, independent and comfortable moving forward in new areas
Positive, humble and easy-going attitude
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
a) a brief cover letter (3 paragraphs, all less than one page total),
b) resume and
c) a writing or creative piece sample
myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, 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.