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Remote - Based

  • Organization: myAgro
  • Location: Remote | Remote - Based
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Food technology (Food tech)
  • Closing Date:

Title: Agronomist

Location: Remote or On-site

Report to: Chief Innovation Officer


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:

Reporting to the Chief Innovation Officer, the agronomist will use their expertise in research and agroforestry systems to assist the agriculture department in developing agroforestry techniques in line with myAgro's business model and North Star. You will conduct research, pilot projects and make recommendations to increase farmers' return on investment taking into account myAgro's business model, supply chain, field team capabilities and farmers' behavior. We operate in a part of the world that is already experiencing the harsh consequences of climate change, and our farmers are among the most vulnerable populations. The agronomist is a crucial new role in helping myAgro in its ambition to create sustainable and climate resilient livelihoods for these farmers, preparing them for a better and more food secure future.


You Will:

  • Conduct and lead technical research to develop new methods to support the scaling up of myAgro's agricultural programs
  • Coordinate projects and programs to build resilience and prosperity of smallholder farmers
  • Train and support the myAgro team in the agroforestry program to improve the productivity of smallholder farmers.
  • Help expand mAgro's agroforestry program
  • Connect and work with research centers and other specialists to stay informed about recent developments in agroforestry
  • Propose farmer pilot projects to test innovations under real conditions
  • Propose agroforestry crops/varieties/techniques that fit the myAgro business model and North Star
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of agroforestry systems
  • Support the design and management of pilot trials with farmers
  • Visit and interview farmers to identify agroforestry innovations and obtain feedback
  • Develop a process for measuring the impact of agroforestry systems and programs
  • Evaluate experimental trials/pilots to help train the sales team on new product launches
  • Collate data on agricultural activities through surveys, assessments, regular post-distribution monitoring, and field supervision visits


You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience as an agronomist or expert advisor on agroforestry programs, preferably West Africa
  • Bachelor's degree  in Agronomy or related Agricultural field
  • Designed and developed agroforestry programs in rural areas of Africa
  • Knowledge of farming best practices, seed technologies, fertilizers and crop protection
  • Understanding of statistical principles and data analysis 
  • Technical knowledge of product portfolio, product pipeline and product value propositions. 
  • Research, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments
  • Fluency in French and a good level in English


Our Benefits:

  • HHealth insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • 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.