We work to get farmers out of poverty. That’s our dream. We want to see Africa feeding the world in our lifetimes and its farmers to become the guardians of one of humanity’s most precious resource: the soils. We design and sell regenerative farming inputs as a service. With this, farmers are able to grow exponentially their incomes, improve their quality of life and develop a stronger tie to their lands. We worked with a thousand farmers and generated a very solid proof of concept. Now we aim high- we want one million farmers adopting our services within a decade.
Warc has humble beginnings. We did not learn how to run a business from a book; we have real, tangible experience. Warc’s revenue has grown 50x over the last 4 years and our goal is to triple it within the next 18 months. We began with a $30,000 investment from our founders and rapidly scaled up to raising over $5,000,000 in equity, debt and grants from angel, government and institutional investors.
Warc’s headquarters are in Sierra Leone, but we’ve rapidly established ourselves in Ghana. We are a dynamic team of 150 employees from 16 different countries, all dreamers, all doers. We’re now more than 50 in Ghana managing farms and working with 1,500 farmers in Bono East Region and the Upper West Region. We operate across West Africa, with established agricultural production and consulting operations in Sierra
Leone and Ghana. In the next decade, we ambition to be present across West Africa. Help us do it!
About the Job
Great candidates want to make an impact, and they don’t shy away from challenges! Our Service Delivery Unit (SDU) Program – the heart of the Warc business model – needs you to be part of our operations in the Upper West Region; build the program structure and farmer network and play a key role in shaping the future of the program in this high potential growth around the region.
This role is specifically for an SDU Network Coordinator to be based in our project location in Tumu, Upper West Region. You will work directly with our SDU Manager and have support from the technical farm management team. You would lead a team of private extension officers that in turn work with thousands of farmers. You’ll get to spend your days between the office, fields and its neighbouring communities.
The main responsibilities of the SDU Network Coordinator are to:
- Play a key role with on-field activities of our Service Delivery Unit (SDU) Progra in the Upper West Region of Ghana, which provides a service of regenerative agriculture to smallholder farmers in Akokua and its surroundings;
- Take ownership of a team of private extension officers and roll out the customer acquisition strategy to grow our farmer network over the next years;
- Work closely with the SDU Manager and the technical team to manage farmer extension;
- Undertake regular monitoring and evaluating performance of farmer connectors and performance of farmers under your management;
- Establish good relationships with community leaders and farmers; ensuring that the commitments between Warc and the SDU clients are upheld;
- Follow Warc’s extension methodology and adapt it to farmers with different years of experience;
- Implement SDU client’s training plan, including planning weekly meetings with farmers, creating content and training farmer connectors to deliver the content to farmers;
- Implement the services offered to SDU clients and loan repayment mechanisms;
- Report key metrics and targets a regular basis, and write technical and administrative reports about developed activities;
- Support data collection for monitoring and impact measurement activities;
Warc is excited to have a driven, talented, and hardworking person join our team. We can teach many of the technical skills, but it is very important for the person to have a strong interest in technology, agriculture, and rural development in order to succeed in this role. A suitable candidate will have the following characteristics:
- Willingness to work in a start-up environment – The ability to see what problem needs to be solved, and being the one to make it happen
- Relevant experience of 5 years in a similar role or organization
- A related degree in agronomy and/or agribusiness, or business management
- Belief in business approaches to development and supporting the growth of farmers (essential!)
- Good interpersonal communication skills
- Highly organized with strong planning and follow-up skills
- Demonstrated leadership and people management skills
- Attention to detail and identifying improvement areas
- Team player
- Speak fluent English & Twi (other languages from Northern Ghana is a bonus)
- Have experience working in the Upper West or other northern regions of Ghana
- Flexibility and ability to work without constant supervision - The drive, confidence, and creativity to get the job done
- Ability to live in remote areas and drive a motorcycle (or happy to learn)
- Have a license to operate a motorcycle in Ghana
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