Full-Time

Social Impact

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Bamako Mali
  • Dakar Senegal

myAgro - Manager, Expansion Lead Movemeback African opportunity cover image

Description

An award-winning social enterprise founded in 2011 in West Africa, myAgro works with smallholder farmers to improve their harvests and incomes by investing their own funds into their farms. myAgro has pioneered 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%. Born from their founder’s insights whilst working at Kiva and One Acre Fund, myAgro has grown impressively - from serving only 500 farmers in Mali in 2012 to serving over 60,000 farmers across Mali, Senegal and Tanzania in the 2019 season. myAgro's North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty.Their award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more. Senegal and Mali are myAgro's largest and fastest-growing countries of operation and the team are seeking a new leader to join them to drive their growth and the achievment of their North Star.

 

As the new Expansion Lead, you will create the strategy, and lead the planning required to grow myAgro's operations to new areas, reaching hundreds of thousands more farmers each year. You will join the Sales team, and report to the Director of Sales Operations.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

Planning:

  • Develop the strategic roadmap for scaling in Mali & Senegal - where, how many, how, when
  • Build and manage detailed plans for expansion activities - from desk research to selection and prep of new villages for launch 
  • Build and manage detailed resource plans for expansion activities - budgets, people, tools 
  • Coordinate expansion decision-making and implementation across departments
  • Define KPIs and monitoring systems
  • Define how myAgro builds and uses farmer databases for scale
  • Identify and build partnerships with other NGOs, census agencies, satellite imaging organizations etc. 

Execution: 

  • Deliver on myAgro's ambitious year-round expansion targets on time and on cost
  • Build and optimize scalable processes to accelerate company’s growth. Identify and drive strategic projects that help scale and improve the operational efficiency of the growth organization
  • Explore and define which projects the team should prioritize and set a timeline to reach goals quickly

Analytics: 

  • Conduct surveys and analysis to identify expansion and sales opportunities, partnering with our data team

Leadership: 

  • Build and lead a high-performing Expansion squad, with a focus on talent development
  • Build standards of excellence for the team's strategy, creativity, and execution through coaching and capacity building

Communication: 

  • Own internal communications related to expansion, sharing information, analyses, status updates, plan progress and synthesized insights across all teams, from senior leadership to field staff

Criteria

Must Have :

  • 5-7 years of experience including at least 2 years in management consulting/ strategy/ operations
  • 3+ years of experience using data analytics to solve complex business problems
  • Proven track record of leading initiatives, hitting goals, and succeeding in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fluent in French and English

Desirable:

  • 2+ years of experience building and leading teams, including experience directly managing teams of 3+ individuals and scaling organizations
  • Experience answering unstructured business questions and working independently to drive projects and analytical tasks to conclusion
  • Expert communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and to act proactively, while maintaining organization and control
  • Strong and proven project management abilities, with experience driving, prioritizing, and executing on multiple projects autonomously, simultaneously, and on time
  • Advanced Excel skills (can maintain complex spreadsheets)

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary

About myAgro

An award- winning social enterprise founded in 2011 in West Africa, myAgro works with smallholder farmers to improve their harvests and incomes by investing their own funds into their farms. Born from their founder’s insights whilst working at Kiva and One Acre Fund, myAgro has grown impressively - from serving only 500 farmers in Mali in 2012 to serving over 60,000 farmers across Mali, Senegal and Tanzania in the 2019 season. 

myAgro has proven that smallholder farmers can and will use their own financial means to improve their standard of living. However, their cash flow is “lumpy”: funds are at their highest level during harvest time, when cash needs are lowest, and their lowest level during planting time, when cash needs are at their highest and it is time to purchase seeds and fertilizer.  myAgro’s unique layaway payment system offers a solution to this wide-spread problem, allowing smallholder farmers to invest their own funds, little by little, into their greatest asset - their farms -  all without going into debt.

Through an innovative and tech-intensive approach, myAgro continues to reach more and more farmers and expand the organization's communication, program, data management capacities, and footprint. Today, myAgro works in works in Mali, Senegal and Tanzania, all while exploring expansion into new African markets. The organisation will continue to innovate with technology to improve its sales and product offerings, leveraging its current momentum to create a truly pan-African and ultimately global operation. The team are excited and on track to reach their North Star goal of working with 1 million smallholder farmers to increase their income by $1.50 per day and move them out of poverty by 2025. This is an exciting period of growth for myAgro. Their award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more. Learn more from myAgro’s founder here