Job Category: agribusiness
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ivory Coast
Experience Level: 2 years minimum
African Zone: West Africa

We are looking to hire a fully skilled and bilingual Crop Marketing Associate (in Rice Production) with a blend of agricultural knowledge and marketing skills.


The Crop Marketing Associate will be responsible for supporting the development of business with agribusinesses and food manufacturers. The key deliverables would be to ensure market access opportunities for smallholder farmers involved in the production of Rice. Importantly, the Crop Marketing Associate will assist in securing fair prices for smallholder farmers. The mission is to create lasting profit for the farmers while creating jobs for
community-led micro-entrepreneurs in the value chains we work in. Crop Marketing Associate

RESPONSIBILITIES Crop Marketing Associate

  • Assist in securing purchase orders from local and international food processors and exporters of Rice.
  • Support crop marketing operations to ensure timely delivery of purchase orders in the required quality and quantities.
  • Assist in negotiations for local and international purchase orders, under supervision.
  • Stay informed about market trends and intelligence to support identifying new business opportunities.
  • Support in coordinating procurement and market-related logistics, including storage and transportation.
  • Contribute to developing market access models for Rice and other major crops produced in IvC. Crop Marketing Associate
  • Collaborate with other units to ensure farmers receive necessary training, agro-inputs, and digital payments.
  • Assist in developing and acquiring new customers based on provided or generated leads.
  • Contribute to establishing marketing and promotional plans with the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science, agribusiness, and supply chain management.
  • A minimum of 2 years of proven work experience in Rice trading/marketing in Yamoussoukro/Korhogo, IvC.
  • Proven expertise in Rice production is a must.
  • Strong research and field experience in Rice production is required.
  • Project management skills and the ability to create and stick to timelines.
  • Knowledge of the systemic challenges in the Rice value chain in IvC and a passion for creating lasting solutions to them.
  • Ability to navigate farming communities.
  • Proven experience in the use of mobile technology to facilitate market access.
  • Strong business analysis, planning and financial management skills
  • Excellent oral communication, writing and presentation skills.

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