Operations Coordinator, Tanzania

  • Operations
  • Dar es Salaam, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of

Operations Coordinator, Tanzania

Job description

Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, enables farmers to connect with each other and key partners over SMS to solve problems, share ideas, obtain vital products and services, and spread innovation, through utilising the latest machine learning technology.


Small-scale agriculture is the biggest industry on earth, with more than a billion farmers globally supplying 70% of the world's food and commodities, yet remaining digitally unconnected. Until Wefarm, no other had built a digital platform for these farmers to share their vital insights, without having to go online!


Since our launch in 2015 we have grown to serve 1.9 million farmers across the world, who share more than 30,000 Qs & As per day. Wefarm has recently secured $13 million in Series A funding from some of the world’s leading VCs, including True Ventures in Silicon Valley, and we are looking to add to a world-class team based across London, Nairobi, Kampala, and Dar-es-Salaam.


Join us and be a part of our mission to build an ecosystem for global agriculture, with the farmer at the center!

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Operations Coordinator to support our growing Tanzania office in handling the day-to-day activities that ensure smooth, efficient business processes together with building and implementing structures and processes, for scale. This is a chance to learn first hand how a high growth global business operates, and play a key role in our future success.  More specifically you’ll be doing:

Office coordination and Management

  • Work with space provider/landlord to ensure that the Tanzania office runs smoothly, has optimal services and that general presentation of the office is up to the required standard.
  • Ensure that office supplies (stationery, equipment, etc.) are available and maintained at appropriate levels. Additionally, coordinate day to day office administration i.e deliveries, filing & finance errands
  • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers, and landlords, ensuring that all items are invoiced and paid on time.


Field Operations & Project Management

  • Project managing the On-Boarding process for new employees (in Tanzania), suggesting improvements and ensuring great Employee Experience.
  • Providing operational support to the Field Operations team as we launch and scale wefarm Marketplace Operations in Tanzania. This will include implementing the field hiring processes, Training programmes and logistical support.
  • Identifying key operational pain-points in the field and designing scalable solutions to increase efficiency.


Event planning & Travel Management

  • Manage and coordinate logistics for travels to and from Tanzania by negotiating corporate rates with service providers i.e Hotels and travel agencies.
  • Support planning of strategic events e.g yearly team offsite (Wecamp) and departmental off-site meetings taking part in Tanzania.
  • Plan team-building activities to promote culture and Values.

Job requirements

We are looking for someone who is excited about adding value in this role long-term. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys making things happen and taking ownership over tasks (no matter how big or small) and thrive in the unpredictable startup environment.


You should have:

  • At least one year’s experience in a similar position in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge in Project management and office management systems procedures
  • Effective planning and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic accounting and bookkeeping skills


You should be:

  • Highly organized
  • Able to multitask and meet changing deadlines
  • Attentive to details and work with a high degree of accuracy


Rewards package and remuneration

The total rewards package and remuneration will be based on experience and potential, but is highly competitive and will include share options. We believe in our team being not only the executors of Wefarm’s visions but the makers and owners of it!


N.B. You must have the right to work in Tanzania


Unfortunately, we will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates.