Program Associate

Thies, Senegal
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Title: Program Experts/ Manager, Strategic Projects

Essential Requirement: Proficiency in English, knowledge of French is a distinct advantage

Location: Dakar, Senegal with travel to the field (Mali and Senegal)

Deadline: Accept applications on a rolling basis

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 scale our layaway model to over 1 million farmers across West Africa, helping to increase their yields and income, and proving the power of this savings-based approach to set farmers on a path out of poverty

About the Strategic Projects Team
The Strategic Projects Team is an internal powerhouse that helps myAgro build the capabilities and solutions for scale. The team reports into the Head of Strategy and is engaged in analyzing patterns, fixing the bottlenecks for scale, trialing new ways to increase reach and impact. The Strategic Projects team works across all of myAgro, from tech to field to finance and from analysis and design, all the way to supporting implementation.

This role is also available as a 6 month contract, if you only have a shorter time available to help myAgro change the world.

As an Associate or Manager in this team you will:

Work on important projects that affects a country, team or myAgro as a whole (e.g. supply chain target operating model)
Investigate new service ideas: create business cases, recommend go / no go, recommend implementation strategy (e.g. targeting and solving for what women farmers want)
Manage more complex/ multiple projects depending on your experience (e.g. new country expansion)
Interpret data to identify patterns, opportunities and emerging risks (e.g. redefining our marketing approach to increase sales)
Build the playbook for scale (e.g. how to increase customer density)
Required Skills & Qualifications
Associates – min 2 years project management experience; Managers and above min 5 years + ability to manage multiple, complex projects
Strong consultant toolkit from analysis to implementation
Data fluent
Experience in co-creating across multiple teams within an organization
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Advanced Excel skills (e.g. performing complex functions)
Previous field experience (developing countries) is an advantage
Passionate about myAgro’s mission
Knowledge of French is a distinct advantage
Our Benefits (will vary for 6 month contracts):
Health insurance
Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
Retirement plan contributions
Professional development and laptop stipends
The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!
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