SHIFT's partner, MaxTRACE, is an African Agtech start-up that helps create traceable and transparent agriculture supply chains that improve the economic livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
MaxTRACE is a mobile application that ensures traceability of coffee from the farmer to the buyer through an integrated sourcing dashboard, farmer registration and inspection system, purchasing application and supply chain/financial tracking system.
We are looking for an Agritech fellow to work with our team in Uganda (or virtually) as we expand our operations. Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, self-starter with interest in sustainable development, agriculture and technology.
The position can be virtual or based in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of fellowship is flexible, with a preference for 6 or 10 months. A stipend is available to support living expenses while in Kampala.
Assist with proposal development (written and presentations, including grants)
Develop and execute a marketing strategy centered around sustainable agriculture and sustainable development
Develop and execute communications and social media content
Research new prospects, new contacts, and map/segment the marketplace
Represent MaxTRACE at business development and networking events
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (e.g., Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship etc.)
Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, willingness and ability to work with diverse backgrounds
Critical thinker, detail-oriented, problem solver
Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
Experience in Power Point, Excel, and social media planning tools such as Hootsuite
Ability to work in Kampala, Uganda
Completely fluent in English
Additional Qualifications that are a Plus…
Knowledgeable in social media strategy, web design, InDesign, and marketing management
Knowledgeable in software development, agriculture supply chain, sustainable development, or agritech
Experience in international business settings and entrepreneurial environments
Experience in proposal development and/or grant writing
Prior work experience in sustainable development, agritech, social entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture or consulting
To apply send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org