Agroforestry Project Manager



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Farmerline is dedicated to reimagining how the world thinks about and invests in the livelihoods of small-scale farmers. Our mission is to create lasting profits for farmers everywhere. We approach challenges with bold and systemic thinking while maintaining a lean and agile operation. 

Farmerline was founded in 2013 and has been a fast-growing Agtech company in Africa. The company has raised over $20 million since incorporation. Farmerline’s digital marketplace combines logistics, field agents, farm resources, and agribusiness partnerships to support African farmers. We have reached 1.7M farmers by deploying our tools and services through 3,000+ partners across 48 countries. 

Impact assessments show that we increase yield by ~2X and a $306 increase in net income on average. Our technology platform Mergdata is licensed or white-labeled to development partners, global food traders, and governments who use its customizable tools to improve the lives of farmers around the world

We foster a learning organization where you will have the opportunity to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems daily. If you are drawn to a dynamic, collaborative culture, set high standards, and tackle challenges with determination and to make a positive impact on millions of lives, Farmerline is the perfect environment for you to thrive. 



Job Title

Agroforestry Project Manager

Department and Location

Impact & Learning, Kumasi

Incumbent Supervisor

Head, Impact & Learning

Suggested start date


Length of assignment

Permanent position, renewal is subject to performance


Role Overview

We are seeking an experienced and accomplished Agroforestry Expert to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully implementing agroforestry projects, demonstrating expertise in sustainable land management practices, and fostering positive environmental and socio-economic impacts. The Agroforestry Expert will play a crucial role in advancing our organization's commitment to sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and community development.

As the Agroforestry Project Manager at Farmerline, you will play a pivotal role in conceiving, executing, and expanding our transformative Agroforestry initiative, known as the "10 Million Trees Initiative," across Ghana and other regions in West Africa. Your responsibilities will span the entire project lifecycle, from crafting farmer-centric agroforestry projects to establishing nurseries, engaging stakeholders, forging partnerships with implementation collaborators, and ensuring meticulous monitoring and reporting. 

Success metrics include; 

  • High adoption rates of agroforestry practices among farmers.
  • Successful issuance of carbon credits for climate change mitigation efforts.
  • Positive environmental impact and sustainable community development in project areas.


  • Project Development and Implementation:
    • Conceptualize and design agroforestry projects that align with Farmerline's sustainable development goals.
    • Oversee the implementation of farmer-focused agroforestry initiatives, ensuring alignment with best practices and environmental standards.
  • Technical Agroforestry Expertise and Nursery Establishment:
    • Develop and implement agroforestry plans tailored to specific regions, taking into consideration climate, soil conditions, and local ecosystems.
    • Spearhead the setup and management of nurseries to facilitate the cultivation of diverse tree species for the agroforestry program.
    • Provide technical guidance and backstopping in species selection and agroforestry system design based on geographies
    • Manage tree planting, pruning, and maintenance activities to ensure optimal growth and productivity.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Conduct consultations with diverse stakeholders, including farmers, local communities, governmental bodies, and non-governmental organizations to garner support and ensure project success.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships:
    • Identify and collaborate with suitable implementation partners, fostering relationships that enhance the reach and impact of the agroforestry projects.
    • Collaborate with local communities, farmers, and stakeholders to promote the adoption of agroforestry practices.
    • Provide training and education on agroforestry techniques, benefits, and best practices.
  • Carbon Projects and Certification:
    • Act as the primary liaison for potential carbon projects associated with agroforestry initiatives.
    • Lead the certification processes, ensuring compliance with established standards and facilitating the issuance of carbon credits.
  • Monitoring and Reporting:
    • Monitor and manage the health of agroforestry systems, including pest control, disease prevention, and soil conservation measures.
    • Implement robust monitoring mechanisms to track project progress, environmental impact, and community benefits.
    • Generate comprehensive reports to communicate project outcomes, challenges, and recommendations.
  • Financial Management:
    • Assist in developing and managing budgets for agroforestry projects and ensure cost-effective implementation.
    • Identify and pursue funding opportunities to support agroforestry initiatives.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Digitize and maintain accurate records of agroforestry activities, including planting schedules, maintenance activities, and project outcomes
    • Prepare regular reports for stakeholders and funding agencies

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Agroforestry, Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in agroforestry or related sustainable agriculture projects.
  • Strong project management skills with a track record of successful implementation.
  • Familiarity with carbon credit processes and certification standards.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication abilities.
  • Passion for sustainable development and environmental conservation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.


Relevant Experience 

  • Prior experience in project management or directly managing a project team
  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative relationships with government agencies, Forestry Commission, NGOs, research institutions, and other relevant partners.
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