Precision Agriculture for Development Program Associate - Jobs in Kenya

Precision Agriculture for Development Program Associate - Jobs in Kenya

Title: Program Associate (Kenya)
Location and work authorization: Nairobi or Kakamega, Kenya, with current and ongoing work authorisation
Salary: Competitive
Position: Full-time
Posted on: August 10, 2022
Application deadline: August 31, 2022 5pm EAT (applications may be reviewed as they are submitted)

We are looking for a driven, creative and independent person to join a high-performing flexible team as Program Associate. The successful candidate will play a critical and exciting role of helping PxD manage programs, and streamline and iterate services and products to maximize impact, cost-effectiveness, and scalability.

We see both the iteration and scalability as exciting differentiators for PxD's work, putting us at the cutting edge of work in the development space on how to achieve sustained impact at massive scale. You will work in a non-hierarchical team and be immersed in a start-up culture. You will have the freedom to try new ideas and will see your work pay off quickly, with a real impact on how much, and how quickly, we can reach more of the world's poorest people and help them to transform their lives.

About PxD
Our vision is to end information poverty by delivering personalized information to households via mobile phones. By providing actionable information and advice to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, we enable poor people in low- and middle-income countries to make better-informed decisions to enhance their livelihoods and well-being. PxD mainly provides customized digital advice to smallholder farmers, but we are expanding into new informational fields, including environmental sustainability education, financial services, and nutrition.

We collaborate with partners to achieve scale, and continuously experiment, iterate, and gather evidence to improve our services and demonstrate value. As of Q1 of 2022, PxD reached 6.1 million users across ten countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are rapidly expanding as governments and organizations look for innovative ways to use technology to provide services at scale and at a very low cost per person.

Responsibilities (Including but Not Limited to)

Program/project Management and Coordination
  • Work with Program Leadership and other colleagues in scoping, designing and piloting new process improvements and products.
  • Interface between our tech, research, and program teams to design and iterate on products, including spending time with frontline staff and farmers in the field to ensure that our products are closely aligned to user needs.
  • Responsible for project documentation and implementing successful
    integration into standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in managing partner relations and working with external stakeholders for implementation of programme operations.

    Strategy & People Management
  • Contribute to the development, execution and monitoring of project OKRs and lead a regular and consultative process for the prioritization of project improvements.
  • With technology and leadership teams, assign and communicate prioritization of various technology development tasks, identify areas for improvement or streamlining, train/mentor non-technical staff on using and operating products.
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff including field associates, technical staff, enumerators, among others.
  • Contribute to our internal culture as we grow.

    Qualification and Experience in the Following Domains Are Important
  • Entrepreneurial, data-driven, and motivated to build and refine operational and programmatic processes.
  • Humble, curious, and user-oriented, with enthusiasm to spend time in the field designing with and for our users.
  • Experience in a multi-faceted role, with the ability to balance and prioritize across multiple projects and stakeholders.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills in English, with attention to detail and advanced writing and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites in Kenya.
  • Some understanding of PxD’s approach to research and behavioral economics
  • Experience with SQL, Stata or R strongly preferred.

    How to Apply
    To apply, please visit the PxD website and use the online application form to submit a CV, a covering statement, and brief responses to the screening questions. The job position will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline of August 31, 2022: 5pm EAT.

    PxD is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organization. We don’t make decisions based on gender, gender identity, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics that are unrelated to the role. We understand that everyone has different lifestyles and we accommodate flexible working to make sure you are as productive and happy as you can be.

    We will use any personal data you provide for recruitment purposes only.

    For more information and job application details, see; Precision Agriculture for Development Program Associate Jobs in Kenya

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