myAgro Farms is hiring an

Executive Assistant

Dakar, Senegal
Full-Time
Remote

Location: Dakar, Senegal preferred; EST or GMT time zones considered

Language: English fluency required; French proficiency ideal

About this Role

The Executive Assistant is designed to provide direct day-to-day support to myAgro’s CEO, as well as other members of the Executive Team as needed. The Executive Assistant will provide behind-the-scenes support to the CEO and the wider Executive Team, anticipating needs while managing the day‐to‐day workflow and prioritizing various projects, including scheduling, contact management, preparing materials for meetings, and a wide range of special projects. The person in this role will be expected to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail, while maintaining the attitude that no task is too big or too small. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the CEO’s schedule, including day-to-day and long-term management of meetings, projects, and priorities
    • Schedule all appointments. Prioritize meetings and communicate all relevant details to participants 

    • Serve as the first point of contact for a wide variety of high-level relationships between CEO, other myAgro Executives and external contacts.
    • Draft and edit well thought‐out, professional correspondence, articles, reports and presentations etc. free of grammatical and spelling errors; transcribe meeting notes 
  • Arrange travel for the CEO, including complex international and domestic trips. Secure visas, book hotels, coordinate local transportation, and handle other travel-related logistics
  • Ensure CEO is prepared for upcoming appointments by gathering materials necessary for each meeting
    • Conduct, compile, and present research on potential funders, partners and other topics 

    • Coordinate with staff to collect and assemble information for presentations, projects and strategic planning
  • Coordinate and manage special projects, including working as a member of the team by willingly providing back‐up support for colleagues when appropriate 

Requirements:

  • Relevant work experience
  • Works effectively without constant and direct supervision or guidance
  • Outstanding time-management & planning skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Courteous, concise and professional in both written and verbal communications
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Ability to maintain confidential information appropriately
  • Passion for myAgro’s work and mission
  • Proficiency in French preferred 

Benefits:

  • Compensation competitive with other early-stage social enterprises
  • Generous vacation benefits
  • Health benefits
  • Stipend for co-working space
  • Potential travel to our offices in West Africa