Precision Development (PxD) is a global non-profit organization that harnesses technology, data science and behavioral economics to empower people living in poverty to improve their lives. By providing actionable information to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, PxD empowers poor people living in developing countries to improve their livelihoods, mitigate risks, and advance environmental sustainability. PxD, through its primary project, Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD), delivers customized agricultural advice to smallholder farmers via their mobile phones. PAD implements this pioneering model of agricultural extension in collaboration with partner organizations to maximize scale, and continuously experiments, iterates, and gathers evidence on impact to improve service delivery and demonstrate value. PAD currently works in nine countries in Africa and Asia, is launching operations in Latin America, and is rapidly expanding as governments and organizations look for innovative ways to utilize new technologies to deliver actionable information to people who need it. As of the end of the third quarter of 2020, PAD was serving 3.6 million farmers through a range of services providing tailored information on crop optimization, pest management, input utilization and environmental stewardship. PxD is piloting the use of mobile technology to deliver information in sectors beyond agriculture, including the use of SMS to facilitate math education in Kenya.
We are looking for a driven, creative and independent person to join a high-performing, flexible team as an Agronomic Consultant to support PAD’s new operations in Colombia. You will work in a non-hierarchical team and have opportunities to work closely with PAD staff and substantially contribute to PAD’s programs that test new ideas, measure their impacts, and scale them up.
The Agronomic Consultant will be responsible to provide ongoing agronomic expertise and support to PAD’s operations in Colombia. The Agronomic Consultant will report to the Colombia Country Launch Manager and will work with the relevant Program Leads and project team members. The base location of this position is in Bogota and will temporarily be a work-from-home position due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. When it is safe to do so, this position will be based out of the project’s office and will require frequent travel to field locations in Colombia. PAD is a start-up organization and will require flexibility from all staff with regards to roles and responsibilities.
The Agronomic Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Required Qualifications and Experience
To apply, please visit the PxD website and use the online application form. The job position will be reviewed on a rolling basis and open until the position is filled.
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