Tree Program Manager

Posted on December 19th, 2022 | 47 days left to apply | 95 views

Title: Tree Program Manager

Location: Thies, Senegal

Reports to: Director of Agriculture

About myAgro:

myAgro is a non-profit agritech 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 support 1 million farmers in 2026 - providing them the tools they need to prosper. Our organization has received recognition and support from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, and The Audacious Project from TED. Learn more from our founder and CEO here.

About myAgro:

myAgro is a non-profit agritech 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 support 1 million farmers in 2026 - providing them the tools they need to prosper. Our organization has received recognition and support from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, and The Audacious Project from TED. Learn more from our founder and CEO here.

About the Role:

We operate in a part of the world already experiencing the harsh consequences of climate change, and our farmers are among the most vulnerable populations. The Tree program manager is a new and crucial role to help myAgro with its ambition to create sustainable and climate resilient income sources for these farmers, setting them up for a better and more food-secure future.

The Tree program manager designs and manages agroforestry pilot programs to inform the development of services that increase farmer income and contribute to more sustainable agroecological systems in Mali and Senegal.

You Will:

Design Tree programs

  • Work with agroforestry specialists researching successful agroforestry innovations
  • Use the results of the agroforestry pilots to inform decision-making and shape the agroforestry programs as an essential part of the myAgro's strategy

Manage Tree program pilots

  • Hire and train an agroforestry pilot team
  • Sell agroforestry packages through in collaboration with sales team
  • Manage the country-based agroforestry field teams, including creating quality training materials, developing work plans, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback.

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
  • Be a resource the donor relations teams, providing concise, user-friendly information
  • Set up indicator and data management systems to inform decision-making.

You Have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of managing tree programs – preferably including a background in scaling and expanding programs.
  • At least 5 years of prior team management experience.
  • You have designed and/or developed tree programs in rural areas of Africa.
  • tree programs in rural areas of Africa.
  • Held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments.
  • Fluency in French and English.
  • Experience working in Africa.

Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Co-working Space stipend
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!
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.
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. 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.
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