Job Openings at Farmcrowdy, April 2017

Farmcrowdy, is an agric-tech platform that gives Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture by connecting farm sponsors with real farmers for the purpose of producing high-quality farm produce. Our mandate is to empower rural farmers, contribute to food security in Nigeria and provide a healthy means of engaging people with Agriculture from a profit driven perspective.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Customer Relations /Front Desk Officer
Job Description

  • Customer Relations/ Front Desk Officer is to act as a liaison in providing product information to our clientele; manage large amounts of customer enquiries, identifying and assessing customer’s needs in order to achieve satisfaction.


  • Front Desk Management
  • Manager customer enquiries via communication media channels (incl. of phone calls) assigned in order to provide appropriate information as directed by the Communications unit
  • Build sustainable relationships and with Farmcrowdy’s clientele base
  • Provide accurate, valid and complete information by using assigned software applications
  • Follow Communication procedures and guidelines
  • Identify and assess customers’ needs to achieve satisfaction
  • Take the extra mile to engage Farmcrowdy’s clientele


  • Customer support experience as a client service representative
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and practices
  • Excellent phone contact handling skills and active listening
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & oral) & presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Goal Oriented Focus
  • Attentiveness

Job Title: Technical Field Specialist – Cassava
Contract duration:
Minimum 2 years.
Reports to:
VP, Operations & CEO
The Role

  • The Cassava Specialist is responsible for the Cassava Farm Operations.
  • The Cassava Specialist will play a key role in planning, organizing and implementing the production and commercialization plans for all Farmcrowdy’s Cassava Project Farms.
  • He/She will be managing a combined team of Farm Managers, Farm Extension Workers and also the Farmers.
  • The role requires a reliable, trustworthy, conscientious, self-motivated professional who is always prepared to be a “hands on” practical farm manager when required.

Farm Management:

  • To co-ordinate management of all Cassava farm operations within the region.
  • Perform long and short term project management to optimize farm profit and minimize loss
  • Manage the initial set-up of the farm from bush clearing, irrigation installations and building up your team
  • Manage all day-to-day operations in for cassava farming
  • Manage seed acreage contract allocations to farmers
  • Land management of cropping systems, nutrients, pests, tillage and other resources
  • To increase yield by variety selection and soil improvement practices
  • Active involvement in Selection of Farm lands, Soil tests etc
  • Co-ordinate an integrated pest management system
  • Coordinate financial and physical performance of the farms
  • Successful implementation of short and long term business plans in cooperation with the management team and ground staff
  • Develop a cost effective and environmentally sound method of enhancing yields

People Management:

  • To create a stable workforce by providing leadership for effective management of the staff and operations of the region.
  • Facilitate Training programs; Develop and Deliver appropriate training to both Farm Managers and Farm Extension Workers; Coordinate training needs assessment
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Set-up agreed KPIs for the region and ensure targets are achieved
  • Financial Reports on all Farming activities
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Compile and Control Yearly Budgets for the region
  • To provide coaching and training on developing production management programmes which will enhance profitability
  • Maintain the Farm Projects’ evaluation program, measuring for effectiveness and productivity of operation areas. Prepare reports as assigned.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Farm Managers and the Farm Extension workers
  • Liaise and interact with Farmers’ co-operatives/ Farming communities located within the region

Core Competencies
Ideal candidates for this role will have:

  • Master’s degree with specialization in Plant breeding, Agronomy or related fields with at least 5 years experience
  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience in agricultural processes and farms operations with focus on Cassava Production Management and Commercialization.
  • Must be able to provide evidence on a previous Cassava farm project/research work in agriculture with reference from the farm management about a successful out-come
  • Must have knowledge of Irrigation Farming
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make sound decisions and solve problems
  • Effective leader and team-player receptive to feedback and willing to learn new things and share knowledge and skills; embracing continuous improvement
  • Excellent organizational and negotiating skills
  • Language proficiency (English & other Indigenous Languages)
  • Willingness to Travel
  • Must have working knowledge of other crops such as Rice; Maize; Tomato and or livestock peculiar to given regions
  • Must demonstrate ownership of an Agric Support Network
  • Must belong to a Professional Body (Group) that is related/affiliated to Agriculture
  • Must have access to Federal (State) Ministries and or Parastatals which are responsible for Agriculture (Products, Equipment and otherwise)

Note: The cover letter must include a recent passport photograph attached to the top right hand corner page of your cover letter.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter along with your CV to: [email protected] with Job Position you are applying for, e.g, ‘Application for Technical Field Cassava Specialist’

Application Deadline: 27th April, 2017.

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