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Sector Manager (Eastern & Volta)

Farmerline

Farmerline

Volta Region, Ghana
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Learn About Farmerline

Farmerline is dedicated to reimagining how the world thinks about and invests in the livelihoods of small-scale farmers. Our mission is to create lasting profits for farmers everywhere. We approach challenges with bold and systemic thinking while maintaining a lean and agile operation.

Farmerline was founded in 2013 and has been a fast-growing Agtech company in Africa. The company has raised over $20 million since incorporation. Farmerline’s digital marketplace combines logistics, field agents, farm resources, and agribusiness partnerships to support African farmers. We have reached 1.7M farmers by deploying our tools and services through 3,000+ partners across 48 countries.

Impact assessments show that we increase yield by ~2X and a $306 increase in net income on average. Our technology platform Mergdata is licensed or white-labeled to development partners, global food traders, and governments who use its customizable tools to improve the lives of farmers around the world

We foster a learning organization where you will have the opportunity to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems daily. If you are drawn to a dynamic, collaborative culture, set high standards, and tackle challenges with determination and to make a positive impact on millions of lives, Farmerline is the perfect environment for you to thrive.

Field

Details

Job Title

Sector Manager

Assigned Sector

Eastern & Volta Regions

Department

Farmer Services

Incumbent Supervisor

Commercial Manager (Ashanti Region)

Suggested start date

Immediately

Length of assignment

Permanent role, subject to performance

Role Overview

Connecting farmers to quality farm inputs and relevant information is key to Farmerline’s interventions in creating lasting profit for the farmers we serve while creating jobs for micro-entrepreneurs in the value chains we work in. For this, we are recruiting experienced agricultural/business professionals to scale our reach to thousands of farmers through agribusinesses and well-established farmer cooperatives. The Sector Manager will work to build new partnerships, ensuring that these partners subscribe to our core bundle of services including inputs, digital finance, and farmer education. Ultimately, the Sector Manager ensures registered farmers in the operational area make a lasting profit

Responsibilities

  • Establishes partnerships with key agriculture actors and agents including Regional and District Government Agencies, agribusinesses, farmer cooperatives, crop aggregators and input dealers among others.
  • Ensures that agribusinesses and cooperatives subscribe to the core Farmerline bundle of services including farm inputs, digital payments, and farm education.
  • Monitors the onboarding of farmers through various channels and agents in the assigned region.
  • Assists with the procurement of logistics for sourcing, storage and distribution of farm produce and products in the operational area, while coordinating the redistribution of inputs with the operational area.
  • Monitors the training of trainers and the training of farmers in the operational area, ensuring consistency in content delivery and data collection while reporting regularly.
  • Measures progress against goals, regularly reports on progress on key indicators such as the number of cooperatives or agribusinesses onboarded, farmers served with inputs and the number of farmers trained.
  • Develops key initiatives that will enable Farmerline to generate higher farmer impact at reduced costs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in Agricultural Science, Agribusiness, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of the systemic challenges in agriculture value chains in Ghana, a passion for creating lasting solutions to them and ability to navigate farming communities.
  • 2+ years of professional experience - ideally with the implementation of farmer interventions and agriculture stakeholder engagement.
  • Deep understanding of farmer engagement and farmers’ interaction with technology.
  • Strong leadership experience and ability to lead a team in executing projects and exceeding targets.
  • Project management skills and the ability to create and stick to timelines.
  • Excellent oral communication, writing and presentation skills.
  • Language: English, Southern languages (Twi) are required.