16 Nov 2016

FIELD OFFICERS

Job Description

Employment Opportunity

An early stage social enterprise in Zambia is seeking a professional

To take the positions of:

Field Officers

About the Company

Rent‐to‐Own (RTO) is a social enterprise working to increase the prosperity of entrepreneurs in rural Zambia by providing productive assets. The company has an exciting new model to offer business equipment on payment terms that are tailored to rural entrepreneurs and farmers. Rent to Own is an international company, with partners and staff from Zambia, Canada, the Netherlands and the USA. Founded in 2010, the company has worked with over 1,500 customers and is in the Middle of a period of rapid growth, doubling our sales year on year.

The Position

Rent to Own is hiring Field Officers to work with our rural farmer and Shopkeeper clients. We aim to help grow their businesses by offering productive assets such as water pumps, hammer mills and gensets.

As the primary point of contact for each client, the Field Officer’s aim is to ensure each client is able to successfully complete his or her contract with Rent to Own.

Field Officers conduct visits to clients to understand and evaluate their farm or business, and to offer support in the form of technical training on equipment and sharing of best business practices.

Experience

We are seeking candidates who have past experience in the following roles:

Extension officers
Micro-finance officers
Agricultural company agents or buyers products)
Experience with the following is an asset:

Farmer training / mobilization
Selling or delivering products in rural areas (seeds, inputs, or other
Experience riding a motorbike
Experience using a tablet or computer
Experience with engines or other farming Equipment.

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How to Apply

Please submit a CV and one-page cover letter. In your cover letter, describe any and all experience you have: In agriculture Working with engines or other farm equipment Working with small-holder farmers, especially training or marketing Working with small shops or other rural businesses Working with a micro-finance group Working with a tablet, computer or android-based device. Applications are to be submitted by email to [email protected] by COB Friday 18th November, 2016.

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