Impact Terra
Country : Myanmar
  • Full-time

Maize Agronomist

Impact Terra is a fast growing agricultural, financial and big-data technology company focused on social impact. We believe social impact and financial return are two requirements for sustainability. We use smartphones and our proprietary digital platform Golden Paddy to support millions of farmers, retailers, and other users in their daily business and information requirements. As Myanmar leapfrogged from no to full connectivity and nearly 100% smartphone use within 2.5 years, we believe the infrastructure is now available to deliver a solution.

Our FREE Golden Paddy digital platform consists of several channels, ranging from an Android app, mobile website and mobile data tools to a very popular Facebook page. The Golden Paddy platform provides specific and targeted content and advice to each of its users. The platform is independent and provides objective and exhaustive information and advice to its users. The Golden Paddy platform was launched mid-December 2016 and has grown within 5 months to a reach of more than 2 million farmers per month and users in more than 97% of all townships in Myanmar. We are now expanding our services, service levels and userbase across Myanmar and are soon launching the first wave of new markets in South-East Asia and subsequently in South Asia, East Africa and South America, changing the lives of millions of smallholder farmers.

Find more information on our website: www.impactterra.com

Responsibilities

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working and social agronomist with a focus on maize. You will have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of around 260,000 Myanmar maize farmer households – over 1,000,000 people.

You will be responsible for the creation of advice that the Golden Paddy platform spreads directly to maize farmers in Myanmar. You will also assist in the development of an agronomic model (the Golden Paddy Model) that will automatically analyze data inputs from the Golden Paddy platform (eg. EO data) to provide precision farming to smallholder farmers.

You will be based from Yangon, Myanmar with regular travel within Myanmar, likely within South-East Asia. You will have the opportunity to go into the field once per month to directly interact with the farmers. 

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for targeted and actionable advice to maize farmers in Myanmar. We expect you to be a professional with a no-nonsense, critical and constructive attitude. 

Your responsibilities are to:

  • Assess the need of Myanmar maize farmers
  • Set up partnerships with international expert organizations on maize
  • Review and improving current maize content
  • Assist in the creation of a central Golden Paddy Model
  • Provide advice based on data insights from the Golden Paddy Model based on experience, desk and field research.
  • Give feedback on data insights from the Golden Paddy Model
  • Create easy-to-understand and actionable advice for farmers

Requirements

Hard skills and experience

5 to 10 years relevant work experience

  • Academic degree in agronomics
  • Provable expertise in maize production
  • Excellent grades in both Bachelor and Master (average 7.0+)
  • Strong interest in mobile applications, earth observation, big-data, machine learning and other technologies
  • Affinity with (mobile) technology
  • Fluent in English language
  • Myanmar languages are a plus

Soft skills

  • Strong drive and can-do mentality
  • Cultural sensitive
  • Very strong in analytics and structuring
  • Getting hands dirty
  • Intrinsic drive to get things done
  • To the point and clear in communications

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