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Director of Talent Acquisition


  • Organization: myAgro
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Director of Talent Acquisition

Location: Dakar, Senegal or West Africa preferred; US considered

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:

The Talent Acquisition Director position is an exciting opportunity to join myAgro's growing Talent Management team, working in tandem with the People Operations team, to help build a solid team and great place to work at myAgro. You will lead a team of Talent Acquisition Associates and Sourcing Specialists and help shape our hiring strategy, combining a data-driven approach and a people-first mindset.

You'll report to and partner with the Chief Talent Officer to develop a strategy to engage external recruitment and employer brand partners, and will be an important contact for our teams as it relates to fulfilling their recruiting needs.

You Will:



  • Help build a cohesive global recruiting strategy (processes, recruiting tech stack, brand)
  • Guide the sourcing strategy to identify and build a talent pipeline, and make assessments and recommendations on talent in the market
  • Ensure all appropriate sourcing strategies are used, including inclusiveness projects and other creative sourcing techniques
  • Ensure we attract and engage diverse talent pools
  • Drive decisions with Data: use data to make informed decisions, drive efficiency, and communicate challenges and progress to key team members; and analyze pipeline health and conversion metrics to identify trends, and develop predictive analyses to improve our work

Marketing / Branding / Partnerships

  • Enhance and implement an external employer branding strategy making myAgro the employer of choice for top talent in each target market
  • Oversee our LinkedIn Recruiter strategy - organizational profile optimization, network engagement, job postings
  • Establish partnerships with other organizations to source for talent
  • Recommend and coordinate local and international recruiting programs and special events to support pipeline development

Team and Project Management

  • Use ATS, databases, social media, advertising (radio, community flyer, property banner, etc.), professional networking, and current employee networks and referrals to find talent for open positions
  • Create and foster a positive and collaborative working environment by bringing enthusiasm and positivity to your team, every day
  • Ensure our hiring practices are inclusive and our interviewers receive appropriate coaching to create a top-class experience where candidates from different backgrounds feel welcomed

You Have:

  • English proficiency, French is a plus
  • 5 or more years work experience in Recruiting, with at least 3 years of experience managing and coaching direct reports
  • Experience sourcing for multiple positions across different departments and geographies with a scaling organization
  • A passion for creating equitable hiring processes and building diverse teams
  • Recruiting database knowledge
  • A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro

Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year - varies slightly according to local labor laws
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • If remote role: Co-working Space stipend
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

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.


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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.