At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide.
We work in 13 countries across Africa and Asia, and in 2020, we facilitated crop insurance cover to over 1.7 million farmers across Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Zambia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Malawi. Since raising our Series A our operations have expanded globally including now Asia and Latin America.
Pula is fast-paced, constantly adapting to new opportunities and challenges. We are a high-performance, multi-cultural team. We expect our team to value performance, results and professionalism.
At Pula, we are:
We have been funded by venture capital investors (TLCom, Women’s World Banking, African Risk Capacity, Omidyar Network, ACCION, MercyCorps) and global NGOs (African Development Bank, MasterCard Foundation, CGAP/World Bank as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
The VP of Global Field Operations
Pula is seeking an experienced Operations leader to lead the Global Field Operations team and grow our ability to serve farmers worldwide. The incumbent must have a love for solving challenging problems and structuring complex processes, while also being comfortable building a cutting-edge ag-tech startup.
The VP of Ops is expected to drive the strategy and teams that roll out large scale, field based work at national and sub national levels in multiple counties at once. Day to day work involves reviewing incoming country level data, identifying and reviewing data patterns, setting and tracking budgets and spending, reviewing the work done by our Customer Support teams and working with staff on data quality checks and advising and liaising with the Commercial and Insurance teams. Beyond this on a seasonal basis you will be writing and updating protocols, planning training for large teams.
You will be responsible for pushing the boundaries of our solutions, working with the field teams to learn from their experiences and design new tools and systems that leverage new technologies such as remote sensing to increase the scalability, scope and cost efficiency of our field operations.
As a part of leading and overseeing the country field teams this role will require up to 50% travel, among other duties.
Candidates are expected to be very fluent with what operations looks like at the field level,--there is no replacement for seeing things for yourself and often doing things yourself. Applicants should love the art of management, being data driven, documentation, and shifting comfortably between strategy thinking and execution.
The VP of Operations will report to the Co-CEOs, while also working closely with country leads and other management positions.
The right applicant would have the following skillset:
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We accept applications on a rolling basis but recommend applying as soon as possible.
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