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Program Director

Bamako

  • Organization: myAgro
  • Location: Bamako
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Title: Program Director

Location: Bamako, Mali

Report to: Country Director

Language Requirement: Fluent in French and English

About MyAgro:

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 are an experienced Director comfortable leading a large team. As a Program Director in Senegal, you'll lead the field team which educates farmers about our mobile savings program and the agricultural products available for delivery each season. You will translate country program strategies into detailed achievable plans for field sales team and our call center. You'll look for ways to improve our program effectiveness and encourage great customer service.

 

You Will:

  • Achieve the field goals for Senegal through planning and leading a motivated and focused team.
  • Use data to target marketing activities and build impactful plans to ensure sales goals are achieved.
  • Plan channel strategies to ensure the call center and the field team are working together.
  • Coach team members to maximise their performance. Accelerate development of our strongest performers.
  • Form part of the Senegal management team and work with other country teams and the regional teams in development of new projects.
  • Promote continuous improvements to facilitate team output and improved customer service.

 

You Have:

  • 3 or more years experience leading large field teams to achieve targets 
  • Data-driven approach to management
  • Skills in building and motivating a team
  • Eager to get mud on your boots. You look forward to going to the field often and sell side by side with the field team
  • Experience with mobile money agent networks, commission-based sales networks, or rural sales networks

 

Our Benefits:

  • Good quality health insurance - includes vision, dental and myAgro will pay your premium.
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Annual flight benefit
  • 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 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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