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Business Development Associate

Relative experience in Farm Management?


Job Overview

Category : Agriculture
Experience(s) : 3 - 5 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Entry Level
Job Kind : contract
Highest Educational Level : undergraduate Degree
Salary :

Client Overview

Our client is a social enterprise established in 2007 that provides business capacity building solutions for adoption of AgriTech solutions in small-holder value-chain ecosystem. As a start-up company, our client also provides Business training and Capacity Building  services to SMEs  for adoption of digital business solutions . They are working in partnership with re-known Technical providers and are in process of launching/piloting their Agritech platform into the Kenyan market. The platform is a fully integrated, soil-to-shelf tech platform for sustainable food supply chains. It creates a holistic digital ecosystem that brings a precise and highly personalised approach to address farmers’ needs while delivering a series of benefits to other stakeholders who work with smallholders.  Our client seeks to build a team that will  train CFAs (Certified Farmer Aggregators) and micro-entrepreneurs in using their platform to collect data that tracks farmer productivity on a real time basis. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for execution of strategy to link farmers to traders in Informal markets
  • Manage team of Retail agents in supply markets & wholesale markets
  • Support Head of Market Linkage (ML) to manage Trader/market relations
  • Taking orders from Retail Agents, timely fulfillment of orders
  • Ensure CFA secure commitment from farmers to sell produce through the App
  • Ensure each Trader order is fulfilled in timely manner
  • Monitor CFAs to ensure all proforma Invoice of collected produce duly filled by farmer
  • Ensure timely payment by traders
  • Communicate to finance and product/engineering team to ensure payments & messaging to aggregators
  • Ensure timely booking of produce in quantities that march placed trader orders
  • Identify and recruit more traders and aggregators
  • Collect market analysis data

 

Skills and Other Competencies

  • Communication skills to be able to understand the problems.
  • Interpret the information and communicate effectively with farmers.
  • The right attitude and competencies..
  • Mathematical and analytical skills.

Education Background

  • Degree in Agriculture / Natural Resource Management
  • Degree in Biological Sciences