(Effective as of 04/01/2022)
Do you want to help us save the world, one farmer at a time?
Who are we?
AgUnity is an award-winning tech start-up with a super app and blockchain platform that enables trust and cooperation for smallholder farming communities. By using AgUnity, farmers can create secure, immutable transactions, enabling them to trade on a fairer basis and increase their incomes
What do we do?
We deploy low-cost smartphones programmed with our app all around the world, from East Africa, to SE Asia, to the Pacific. We work alongside the farmers to find out their issues, training them to use the app and help them develop their businesses.
Where are we located?
Although our head office is on the Gold Coast, our people and projects are spread over 16 different countries. We are predominantly a remote based company, working over several time zones.
The role of Field Officer will be located in Sepik, Papua New Guinea In line with a new project commencing there.
What Is the job?
For this role, the scope of work includes assessment of the value chain, business process, adapting AgUnity technology with local business process and deployment of technology (phone and T-cards) to Vanilla value chain actors – which scope will be determined in the project. Overseeing the media capture of all registered farmers for eventual Agriwards on-boarding counts as another major outcome. The activities will be accompanied by weekly reporting, inception, deployment and monitoring report as prescribed by the department and the donor.
The role directly reports to the AgUnity Program Director and Asia Pacific Program Coordinator.
Who are we looking for?
A structured, tenacious and values-focused person who has the ability to juggle a few balls at once. Culturally sensitive and an excellent communicator with a high EQ Is highly desirable.
Education or professional experience on Agribusiness / value chain development in rural settings (at the last mile)
Experience in qualitative research methodology is bonus
Innovation mindset (creative and open to testing, failing, and learning from mistakes).
Affinity and experience towards technology, fintech, agtech and SaaS in general
Originating from and living in Sepik region in Papua New Guinea
What are we offering?
A 6-month contract role (with the possibility of extension) in a values-driven, remote based tech startup with flexible hours in a fun and dynamic team. We offer a great work environment and the chance to empower people and change lives.
500-700 USD per month, based on skills, experience and current salary. In addition, the following provisions will be made:
Accommodation required for site visits
Public transport fees reimbursed upon provision of receipt (self-receipt is sufficient)
Diversity and Inclusion
At AgUnity we believe that ‘the strength of the team is in each other’. In recruiting our team, we believe in giving equal opportunities and in doing so look to learn from each other’s life experiences, knowledge, perspective, talent and achievements. Our values unite us irrespective of education, race and cultural background, nationality, social class, gender identity and expression, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom, therefore a stable internet connection is required for the duration of the interview.
1. Culture fit - an Interview with our H.R manager
2. Line Manager
3. Senior Colleague
4. [Optional] Senior Colleague #2
We also ask for references from 3 people you previously or currently work with (preferably a supervisor) , and confirmation of previous salary.