Market Agent Manager

Lima Links - Lusaka, Lusaka

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Contract

Contract type
Permanent
Application deadline
11/01/2019

Description

Position
Market Agent Manager
Vacancies
1
Description

Lima Links is an agriculture technology social enterprise that brings live markets to farmers. Our Farmer Platform serves any Zambian farmer on any basic phone, accessed by dialing *789# Send. We provide live market prices, important information about agricultural products, and connections to markets. We work directly with traders, or Market Agents, in open markets to ensure farmers can access fair, transparent market price information and market connections. The Market Agent Associate will manage and drive this critical partnership.

Job Duties

  • Provide on-site training and technical support to market agents for smooth operation of data inputting.
  • Conduct routine visits to markets to provide technical support and identify bottlenecks in smooth operation of system.
  • Monitor the Market Agent performance daily for management and operations purposes.
  • Create and implement strategy to identify potential market agents for recruitments.
  • Identify business growth opportunities for Market Agents and propose solutions accordingly.
  • Be the eyes and ears of Lima Links on the ground and propose strategic and operational changes as relevant.
  • Help develop and implement Market Agent engagement strategy.
  • Ensure accurate daily price inputs for all live vegetable markets.
  • Manage Lima Links Market Agent rating system.
  • Manage Lima Links Market Agent incentive plan.

Requirements

  • Possess a minimum qualification of Diploma in Agriculture from Natural Resources Development College(NRDC) or any related agriculture university

  • At least five years of experience working in the agriculture sector with good understanding of horticulture markets in Zambia

  • Fluent in English, Bemba, and Nyanja

  • Computer literate – high level of understanding of using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email, internet, etc.

  • Strong understanding of Zambian agriculture markets

  • Valid Vehicle Driver License

  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to make quick turn-around on business decisions and produce results

  • Willing to undertake extensive travel
  • Requirements

    Min education
    Primary school
    Required experience
    4 Years
    Nationality
    Not defined
    Languages
    Not defined
    Skills
    Not defined
    Prerequisites

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    Company

    Employer name

    Lima Links

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