Field Officer (Based in Chipata x1 and Lundazi x1 – Eastern Province)


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 1300 customers and is beginning a period of rapid growth that requires talented, ambitious individuals.
The Position
Rent to Own is hiring a Field Officer 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 Officers 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
  • Farmer training/mobilization
  • Selling or delivering products in rural areas (seeds, inputs, or other products)
Experience with the following is an asset;
  • Experience riding a motorbike
  • Experience using a tablet or computer
  • Experience with engines or other farm equipment
To Apply
Please submit a CV and one-page cover letter.  Please include in the 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 jobs@rtoafrica.com by COB 22nd Feberuary, 2016.
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