Agricycle Field Officer Jobs in Kenya

Agricycle Field Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • Agricycle bridges the gap between smallholders in developing economies and global markets by democratizing access to the agricultural value chain through our distributed network and portfolio of upcycled ingredients.

  • Agricycle is a for-profit benefit corporation and startup, meaning we operate in a fast-moving environment to disrupt the status quo and create social, economic and environmental impact.

    Overview:

  • As our Field Officer, you will report to the Operations Coordinator in Kenya and work closely with a team of other Field Officers and Sourcing Officers to widen access to agriculture and global markets for smallholders, women and youth.

  • You will mobilize farmers to purchase Agricycle’s processing equipment, train them to meet Agricycle’s food safety and quality standards and coordinate buying their products.

  • You will act as the main link between rural communities and Agricycle in assigned regions within Kenya and coordinate with relevant stakeholders like local governments, nonprofits and development agencies.

    Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize smallholder farmers to join Agricycle’s network in order to become certified producers.

  • Facilitate Agricycle’s members to procure necessary equipment, such as dehydrators, for production.

  • Teach Agricycle’s members Good Agricultural Practices and monitor their compliance.

  • Train Agricycle’s members to meet food safety and quality standards and monitor their compliance.

  • Negotiate with Agricycle’s producers to procure multiple products as guided from time to time.

  • Ensure Agricycle’s producers follow requirements for quality products and production goals.

  • Communicate production and activities to other team members and update the digital database.

  • Collect impact, production and demographic data of Agricycle’s members and producers in Kenya.

  • Assist team members with planning, implementation and monitoring of projects in assigned regions.

  • Link Agricycle to and meet with relevant partners who can support our sourcing and impact goals.

  • Any other reasonable responsibility given by supervising team members.

    Ideal candidates are:

  • Highly creative with a hunger
    for innovation and are natural born problem solvers.

  • Motivated by a passion to make the world a better place and love to take on challenges.

  • Servant leaders who help to build the team and take on whatever role is necessary.

  • Eager to learn and thrive in the fast-paced “fail fast, fail often” startup culture we embody.

  • Collaborative in a highly diverse and global team and can work independently when remote.

  • Critical and strategic thinkers with strong decision-making skills.

  • Empathetic and patient, knowing no task is below them.

  • Strong team players, knowing teamwork is necessary and that each role supports the other.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrable experience working with rural communities and agriculture.

  • College degree or equivalent work experience in community development, agriculture, education, project management or other related fields.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and ability to speak and write in English fluently.

  • Demonstrated compassion and empathy, strong work ethic and unimpeachable integrity.

  • Readiness and ability to regularly perform under pressure and within short timeframes.

  • Readiness to work anywhere in Kenya for months-long engagements or permanent placement.

  • Working knowledge of computer applications, especially: gmail and google drive.

    Top skills

  • Community development.

  • Agricultural development.

  • Project management.

  • Education or teaching.

  • Compassion and empathy.

  • Leadership and teamwork.

  • Verbal/written communication.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Agricycle Field Officer Jobs in Kenya


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