we are seeking a professional with 3-5 years of strong, relevant work experience and a demonstrated long-term passion for development work.
In 2019, the Nigeria pilot program expanded to serve +500 farmers, with an emphasis on learning what our customers want and how to provide it sustainably. As the Field Specialist, you will support the team responsible for daily interactions with our farmers while exploring how to grow the program from 500 to 10,000 farmers over the next two years. The Nigerian field team executes and manages all field‐facing communication and operations of the program, including overseeing all required content, tools and KPI’s on a weekly basis. The team is essential to Nigeria’s program and plays a major role in shaping the nature of the Nigerials pilot long-term. The Field Specialist reports to the Nigeria Field Operations Associate and managers two Field Managers and 10-14 Field Officers.
Specific responsibilities include:
You will support the Field Operations team throughout the annual cycles of sales, deliveries, extension services, and loan collection, while exploring and testing ways to increase the number of clients each team member can support.
You will support an expansion strategy, exploring program-fit in new areas of Niger State and other states in Nigeria, while engaging local leadership and farmers alike to partner with us.
You will lead efforts to integrate new technology into the daily work of the Field Team to increase their capacity to manage new and recurring customer needs.
You will monitor data collection and key performance indicators for the Field team, to ensure excellent execution and inform skill-building and capacity development.
You will organize and manage weekly office-based and field-based meetings for the Field team, setting and monitoring goals, leading trainings, and building team unity.
You will lead the Field Officer training program, from hiring and onboarding to salesmanship, agricultural support, and customer satisfaction.
With the Field Associate, you will lead a team of twelve to fifteen full-time staff, with the chance to grow the team threefold over the next two years.
You will invest in the skill-building of the Field Team staff- salesmanship, agricultural knowledge, and pedagogical capabilities- to drastically increase their ability to connect with, educate, and serve farmers.
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking an exceptional professional with at least 2 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Commitment to the mission of eradicating food insecurity across Nigeria.
Work experiences in agricultural environment or field-based roles in northern-Nigerian preferred.
Able to identify & solve problems as they arise without support.
Comfortable celebrating failure when it leads to learning.
Experience using data and KPIs to monitor performance and support decision making.
Leadership and mentorship experience, preferably some experience leading field-based individuals/ teams and providing professional development support for others.
Demonstrated efficiency with MS Office and specifically fluency in Microsoft Excel. Excellent communication—conversational, email, and written.
Strong writing skills and ability to translate technical and complex concepts into concise and easily understandable language.
Language: English and Hausa required
PREFERRED START DATE
As soon as possible
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, paid time off
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No; Must have existing rights to work in Nigeria
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