SDU Manager

Organization
Warc Ghana
Location
Tumu
Job Type
Full time
Deadline for Applications
06/30/2022
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and CV in English to hr.recruitment@warcgroup.com. Expected start date as soon as possible after hiring.
Where to Apply
hr.recruitment@warcgroup.com
Tags
Full-time

Great candidates want to make an impact, and they don’t shy away from challenges! Our Service Delivery Unit (SDU) Program – the heart of the Warc business model – needs you to lead our every growing team and operations in the Upper West Region. Established in 2021, we have seen the high potential for growth in the area. Now we want you to get out there to lead and build the team further, manage our farmer network, oversee the operational field activities, and play a key role in shaping the future of the program in this next growth phase around the region.

This role is specifically for an SDU Manager to be based in our project location in Tumu, in the Upper West Region. You will work directly with our Chief of Party, and have the support of Warc’s senior management. You will lead a team of network coordinators and farmer connectors. You’ll get to spend your days between the office, fields and its neighbouring communities. The main responsibilities of the SDU Manager include:
1. Manage our Service Delivery Unit (SDU) in the Upper West Region of Ghana which sells and delivers bundles of high quality regenerative agricultural inputs and service to smallholder farmers in Tumu and its surroundings;
2. Implement our growth strategy to support more SDU clients over the next years and expand to new areas;
3. Design of the input and mechanization service bundles provided to farmers;
4. Lead our team of network coordinators, farmer connectors and junior agronomists including hiring new staff and preparing them to become the role leaders of the next years;
5. Execute Warc’s extension methodology and adapt it to farmers with different years of experience;
6. Design and implement SDU client’s training plan, including planning weekly meetings with farmers, creating content and training farmer connectors to deliver the content to farmers;
7. Report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other project targets/reporting on a weekly basis, and write technical reports about developed activities;
8. Work closely with operations and finance to implement daily activities;
9. Oversee research and development including demonstration plots and trials

Additional Information

Warc is excited to have a driven, talented, and hardworking person join our team. We can teach many of the technical skills, but it is very important for the person to have a strong interest in customer acquisition and business growth, technology, agriculture, and rural development in order to succeed in this role. A suitable candidate will have the following characteristics:
• Willingness to work in a start-up environment – The ability to see what problem needs to be solved, and being the one to make it happen
• Relevant academic study + 5 years of experience as an agronomist and/or in farm management, and preferably with agricultural/development experience in Africa
• Strong background in regenerative agriculture and managing farm activities – including people (essential!)
• Experience in teaching agronomy to others (preferably)
• Belief in business approaches to development (essential!)
• Good interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Speaks fluent English
• Flexibility and ability to work without constant supervision – The drive, confidence, and creativity to get the job done
• Experience or interest in working in a highly cross-cultural environment
• Ability to live in remote areas and drive a motorcycle