Exciting Employment Opportunity At AgUnity

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AgUnity is an award-winning tech start-up with a super app and blockchain platform that enables trust and cooperation for smallholder farming communities. By using AgUnity, farmers can create secure, immutable transactions, enabling them to trade on a fairer basis and increase their incomes.

What do we do?

We deploy low-cost smartphones programmed with our app all around the world, from East Africa, to SE Asia, to the Pacific. We work alongside the farmers to find out their issues, training them to use the app and help them develop their businesses.

Where are we located?

Although our head office is on the Gold Coast, our people and projects are spread over 16 different countries. We are predominantly a remote-based company, working over several time zones.

POSITION: Field Officer

LOCATION: The role of Field Officer will be located in Accra, Ghana In line with a new project commencing there.

What Is the job?

For this role, the scope of work includes assessment of the value chain, business process, adapting AgUnity technology with local business process, and the training and deployment of technology to cocoa & vegetable value chain actors – which scope will be determined in the project. The activities will be accompanied by weekly reporting, inception, deployment, and monitoring reports as prescribed by the department and the donor.

  • Conduct value chain analysis, and baseline to capture financial and technological behavior
  • Analyze technological and service gaps required to improve daily business processes and the general livelihood of the value chain actors (farmers, middlemen, buyers involved)
  • Upon configuration of the app (software), conduct quality assurance on the technology, planning, budget, and scheduling of deployment.
  • Finalize deployment and adjust phone distribution as needed (users who are unwilling to cooperate need to be replaced and phones collected).
  • Check on active users regarding problems/issues/feedback of phone and app usage
  • Observation + insights & evaluation report
  • Fostering good relationship as main liaison officer with project partner and assist program coordinator in communicating with the donor.

The role directly reports to the Africa Program Coordinator and indirectly to AgUnity’s Program Director.

Who are we looking for?

A structured, tenacious and values-focused person who has the ability to juggle a few tasks at once. Culturally sensitive and an excellent communicator with a high EQ Is highly desirable.

  • Self-driven in terms of program managing on the ground, budgeting, donor relations, and in-house coordination.
  • Reflective, clear, and communicative in terms of progress and challenges with an in-house team
  • Good storytelling and documentation ability (visuals and narrative)
  • Comfortable with many aspects of technology and passing that knowledge onto stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in an agile team environment (persistent iterative innovations and retrospective)
  • Resourceful in terms of innovating in stakeholder relations, project scoping, and programming
  • Ability to bring oneself in with varying stakeholders and especially in rural settings (e.g. talking with government, local private sector, farmers, rural stakeholders in a respectful and engaging way)
  • Enterprising and has enough business acumen to think independently and see how each project can scale itself and build roadmap/concepts towards that realization.
  • Patience and empathy, are especially critical to listen to and communicate ideas to people from varying socio-cultural-economic backgrounds.
  • Resilient to cope with rough terrain work in the last mile.

Required Experience/skills

  • Professional experience in community development, preferably in an agricultural field with cocoa value chain experience being a bonus
  • Innovation mindset (creative and open to testing, failing, and learning from mistakes).
  • Experience conducting training for rural communities
  • Experience working with NGOs and/or the cocoa industry
  • Working knowledge of ICT and digital technologies
  • Originating from and living in the Greater Accra region in Ghana
  • Skills in qualitative research methodology is a plus
  • Experience or links to the cocoa board of Ghana is beneficial

What are we offering?

A 15-month contract role (with the possibility of extension) in a values-driven, remote-based tech startup with flexible hours in a fun and dynamic team. We offer a great work environment and the chance to empower people and change lives.

Remuneration

In Addition, The Following Provisions Will Be Made

350 – 500 USD per month, based on skills, experience and current salary.

  • Accommodation required for site visits
  • Public transport fees reimbursed upon provision of receipt (self-receipt is sufficient)
  • Data and communication allowance.

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

CLOSING DATE: MARCH 31, 2022

Diversity and Inclusion

At AgUnity we believe that ‘the strength of the team is in each other’. In recruiting our team, we believe in giving equal opportunities and in doing so look to learn from each other’s life experiences, knowledge, perspective, talent, and achievements. Our values unite us irrespective of education, race, cultural background, nationality, social class, gender identity and expression, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Interview Process

  • Culture fit – an Interview with our H.R manager
  • Line Manager
  • Senior Colleague
  • [Optional] Senior Colleague #2
  • CEO

We also ask for references from 3 people you have worked with or for previously, and confirmation of the previous salary.

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