Research & Development Associate

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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 increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2026 and lift themselves out of poverty.

About the Role:

We are always searching for different ways to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, including new products, trainings, and services. The R&D associate will test inputs, manage pilot projects, and analyze results to make improvements. You will also increase the scale of successful projects. Reporting to the Director of Agriculture, you will work on one or more opportunities to test new package and service ideas.

You can:

  • Plan and execute projects from the start to finish. You are creative, flexible, and comfortable with new and changing contexts.
  • Communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and build inspiration to reach common goals. You can explain complex concepts and grasp others’ understandings, which you will use to develop trainings and present them to field teams.
  • Make difficult decisions and produce work in situations that are stressful or time sensitive. You are comfortable using data analysis and learning new skills.

You Will:

  • Use existing pilot data to improve poultry package, including incorporating farmer feedback into modifications and finding new suppliers
  • Develop tools and training curriculum for project implementation
  • Train field teams on implementation of the poultry project and other pilots
  • Set up measurement and data management systems to inform decisions
  • Anticipate challenges and set up the team to achieve their goals
  • Use insights from pilots to improve and scale up projects

Is this the role for You?

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • You have 2 years of work experience and significant project management experience.
  • You have 1 year of experience working in research and development
  • Proven ability to work independently on projects
  • French and English proficiency

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive 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
  • Annual flight benefit
  • 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.