Job Openings

*Program Associate


Wanted
Early-career professionals with 2 – 4 years work experience to serve in a position that combines both field and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda or Burundi (French required), or Rural Kenya, Ethiopia, or Tanzania (English required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

 

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to develop our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders. In their first year, our program associates lead 3-5 internal consulting projects, such as:

  • Impact innovation: A program associate recently designed a new harvest storage product and farmer training, and tried it with a few hundred farmers. The trial demonstrated an increase in harvest profits by more than 10%. Next year, we expect to sell this product to over 40,000 farmers.
  • Growth innovation: A staffer recently designed a new viral marketing initiative. She identified our best and most enthusiastic farmers, and turned them into volunteer "replication agents" who are empowered to recruit new groups of farmers. Our staff person designed the trial protocols, trained 10 field staff to test the idea, and observed the trial in-field, resulting in 25% higher client enrollment. We are now rolling this out across more than 200 field sites.
  • Operations rotation: In addition to internal consulting projects, program associates also spend time paired with a regular "operating unit," which has 50+ staff. This is an opportunity to observe how regular operations work, while also building leadership skills by mentoring a larger number of staff.

In their second year, our strongest performers take leadership over a relatively independent pilot within the One Acre Fund network, while earning a significant and sustainable salary increase. Examples include:

  • Burundi: One Acre Fund plans to launch one new country per year, for the next five years. A program manager moved to Burundi early in 2011 to direct field operations for an initial 400-farmer pilot. Six months later, that pilot is now being quadrupled in size and is our newest country launch.
  • Farmers United: One of our program managers piloted an innovative trial in a new area of Kenya. This trial helps farmers to save up for farm inputs over time, in addition to taking loans, and has high potential to scale rapidly. Over two years, he has created a field organization of 80 staff from scratch. His organization, called "Farmers United," cooperates closely with our existing field units, but also operates with a high degree of independence within the One Acre Fund umbrella.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years - this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to cook / laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, and French required in Rwanda and Burundi. French and Swahili-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Program Manager


Wanted
Mid-career professionals with 4 – 6 years work experience for a role that combines both field and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Western Kenya (English required) or Southwest Rwanda (French required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 4-6 years work experience for our program manager role, and demonstrated interest and experience in international development (i.e. 1 year+ living in a developing nation). They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience in Africa. As a young organization, we are ready to hand over large responsibility for specific, well-defined work modules, with similar structure to an operations consulting role.

Projects will be focused on improvements to One Acre Fund's program model - as opposed to day-to-day operations, which are operated by our country staff. The typical program manager leads several major projects, and several smaller ones - typically projects with higher degree of difficulty. Example projects include:

  • Operations projects. One Acre Fund may set up a bean seed production company, an area we have identified as a major humanitarian opportunity in East Africa. A program manager in Rwanda pioneered the protocols associated with starting a bean seed production company, and is investigating possible scale-up.
  • Middle-management training series. As we rapidly expand our field operation, we need to recruit and develop a large number of middle managers. A program manager in Kenya developed a unified training series, rolled out some sample trainings with fifteen managers, revised, and worked with our Kenya director to deliver the trainings.
  • Financial processes. We have a program manager who is heading up an effort to rationalize our financial processes. As a result of his work, we will now have monthly data on actual expenses vs. budget across all budget line items and three different districts. He will gradually hand this off to two office staff that he is managing. Having this data will lead us into the next phase of the work, which is to design and implement a wide variety of cost-cutting programs.

This is a career-track role that is intended to eventually transition into a role such as country director, innovation director, etc. This is also a role that is eventually tracked to transition to "general partner", the core leadership group of One Acre Fund.

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in international development, requiring at least one year of living in a developing nation.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years, minimum.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include professional work experience, or some kind of successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, peace corps).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Ability to cook/ laugh/ extraordinary patience - all desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya and French required in Rwanda. Kiswahili a plus.
  • ** PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR PROGRAM MANAGER, IF YOU DO NOT FIT THESE CRITERIA. WE HAVE OTHER OPEN JOB POSTINGS AVAILABLE, SUCH AS PROGRAM ASSOCIATE. **

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Program Director


Wanted
An exceptional professional with 4 – 8+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development to serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda or Burundi (French required), or Rural Kenya (English required).

Duration
Minimum 3 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
As we grow, One Acre Fund is seeking to add one new country per year to our operations. We are seeking the kind of person that can be dropped into a country with significant support financially and logistically, and can create from scratch a high-quality company in a very short time.

We are seeking someone who can do the following things:

  • Create a strategic vision: This position does not involve managing an existing operation – we are seeking a entrepreneur who can create an operation, growing it from roughly 5 existing staff to hundreds. This involves a lot of strategic flexibility and independence. We are also seeking someone who is based in the field (in rural areas) at first, in order to craft a vision that results in the best possible customer service to farmers.
  • Hire and develop staff: Our program directors will have to hire a lot of people, and more importantly, invest the majority of their energy in developing managers and leaders underneath them.
  • Engage staff and lead: Our program model requires high tailoring to specific contexts. The program director will have to make decisions together with their leadership team by engaging them, and then lead them to execute a common vision.
  • External and internal relations: We are seeking someone who will be a strong communicator both externally and also internally, together with fellow leaders in the organization.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

This position would involve an initial 6-12 month training period in one of our existing countries of operation. Then the candidate would be posted to a new country, where we have roughly five existing staff. The mandate would be to grow that into a decent-sized company in a few years.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 4 to 8+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. We are seeking an entrepreneur who has previously grown an operation from scratch to hundreds of staff, or tens of thousands of customers, etc, in a developing nation. And we want someone who wants to go back to scratch, and do it again, instead of managing a large existing operation.
  • Likeability and humility. All of our country directors to date have grown up within our operation, learning directly from farmers in a start-up environment. We value humility and likeability, and wish to be joined by leaders that value the same.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least three years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The candidate should have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya, and French required in Rwanda and Burundi. French-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Systems Associate


Wanted

Exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience to serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

 

Job Location

Rural Kenya (English required).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to develop our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders.

 

The Systems team plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of One Acre Fund, including but not limited to inventory management, input delivery to our clients, procurement, customer service, field support, and HQ support.

 

The Systems team is looking for associates who will play a crucial role in creating, streamlining and facilitating processes among all teams at One Acre Fund including Field, Finance, IT, Logistics, Procurement, and more. We are looking for people who can forge a bridge between our ever-evolving field operations and the technical, data-heavy moving pieces working behind the scenes to support those field operations. The ideal candidate will have a background in systems design, supply chain management, industrial engineering, financial analysis or management consulting and will also have the flexibility to work in a fast-paced and non-traditional environment.

 

Some questions tackled by the Systems team this year include:

  • How can we coordinate a complex set of deliveries, balancing factors such as:
    • Varied individual client orders
    • Maintaining sufficient inventory and tracking inventory flows
    • Securing and operating a fleet of trucks
    • Loading and delivering on a tight schedule
    • Field complexity – scheduling considerations, specialized needs, unexpected challenges
  • How can we deliver a bag of live sweet potato vines to every single One Acre Fund farmer in Kenya within 24 hours of being cut at the farm?
  • How can we quickly determine which farmers have met our payment targets and send out incentives in a timely fashion, making sure that the incentives go to the right people and are actually received by our clients?
  • How can we handle customer service issues at scale, when an individual complaint involves mining through several datasets?

Systems Associates will be asked to tackle 2-4 substantial projects, working closely with other teams and managing staff, project calendars and deliverables for those projects. We’re looking to find ways to leverage the mountains of data available to us to improve and add to our services to clients. We’re also looking to improve the processes already used by our teams to minimize headaches and improve efficiency, allowing us to continue our accelerated growth. The Systems Associate role is perfect for a technically-minded, detail-oriented professional who wants their work to have direct ties to meaningful, high impact work.

 

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

 

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Experience in industrial engineering, systems design, supply chain management, finance, or other technical roles is a plus. Please highlight any such relevant experience in your application.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Proficiency in Excel required. Experience with MS Access, other database management or data analysis software a plus!
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to cook/ laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

*New Country Scout


Wanted
Early-career high-performing professional with at least 2 years of work experience.

Job Location
Anticipate extensive international travel.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
As One Acre Fund expands, a key part of our long-term goal to reach at least 1.1M farm families this decade is to launch one new country per year. It is also important that we understand the landscape of potential countries as soon as possible – so that we know how we may need to change our program model to fit new areas.

We are seeking an exceptionally talented professional with very strong independent problem-solving skills, an ability to self-manage, and strong overall judgment. This person should also have strong networking ability, and general stability / ability to deal with traveling alone for a long stretch of time. The minimum commitment to this job is 2 years.

The New Country Scout will:

  • Spend 3-6 months training on the core One Acre Fund program model in Kenya or Rwanda.
  • Move to a new country, where they will either begin a pilot from scratch, or expand an existing pilot.
  • Core operating duties will include:
    • Hiring and training 3-8 initial trial staff.
    • Engaging local government officials and sensitizing them to our program.
    • Handling initial recruitment of 100-300 farmers.
  • External networking will include:
    • Purchase of seed, fertilizer, and other farm inputs from local vendors.
    • Making contact with local horticultural support.
  • The new country scout wil also set up our initial office. This may include:
    • Handling legal registration.
    • Finding/hiring of office and housing.
    • Initial equipment purchases.
    • Creation of well-functioning finance and accounting operation with proper financial controls.
  • The end goal will be to validate the country as a possible area of operation for One Acre Fund. If scouting is successful, the organization will proceed to grow our core program there to a goal scale of 10,000+ farmers and 100+ staff within two additional years. This would be staffed either by an experienced manager from one of our existing countries, or possibly the new country scout can grow into this role.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of Africa or Asia for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required, French highly desirable.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

*Operations & Finance Associate


Note: Multiple openings are available for the Operations and Finance Associate position.

 

Wanted

Exceptional professional with 3+ years work experience to serve in a career–track position that combines financial and operational analysis with management experience in Africa.

 

Job Location

Rural Rwanda (English and French required), or Rural Kenya (English required).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

We are looking for new staff members to manage the growth of the finance teams in either Rwanda or Kenya. You will convert a team of 5+ bookkeepers working in an unstructured environment to a powerhouse team like the finance group in Kenya. This team currently includes 50+ staff members working in an efficiently designed and well-structured operation with clear roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, and key performance indicators producing a results-driven finance operation.

 

As a young organization, we are ready to hand over significant responsibility for specific, well-defined strategic initiatives as well as day-to-day management of our financial systems and team-members.  Your primary task will be to manage the operations of the finance team in the country you work, through systems design, staff hiring, and leadership development.  You will increase the quality of service provided by the finance team to other departments and ultimately to the farmer.

 

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3+ years work experience, and a long-term career interest in international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines financial and operational analysis with management experience in Africa.

 

Typical tasks will include:

  • Managing Financial Operations and Developing Staff. The Operations and Finance Associate will manage the team of bookkeepers who do data entry for our financial and client management systems. Managing and developing the talent of the finance team will be your most important role. You will also collaborate closely across with field operations to create tools and procedures, and will develop trainings that ensure financial procedures are efficiently integrated with operational processes. The Operations and Finance Associate will work closely with the Associate Controller to ensure the accuracy of monthly financial information.
  • Financial Analysis and Driving to Sustainability. The Operations and Finance Associate is tasked with pushing the country towards sustainability; you will provide reports on district, country and organization wide budget performance, and will oversee the measurement of Financial KPI’s and ensure appropriate action.  The Associate will provide analysis and recommendations for improved efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Internal Audit Processes. The Operations and Finance Associate will manage the local internal audit team. The role of the internal audit team is to monitor all of our systems to ensure compliance with operational processes, from farmer level repayment to procurement.  You will need to have an intimate knowledge of the field operations, and regularly monitor performance of your staff through field visits.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 3+ years work experiences.  Examples include a demanding professional work experience in a finance or operations function (e.g. implementing a new procurement process, managing a logistics system, working as a business or finance analyst).
  • Confidence with numbers.
  • Ability and drive to work independently.
  • Management and mentorship experience.
  • Experience with process design and implementation.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track position with potential to grow into a US-based management role.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to cook/ laugh/ extraordinary patience – all desirable
  • Language: French required in Rwanda.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Corporate Operations Associate


Wanted
Professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience to serve in a career–track position that combines both field and management experience.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda or Burundi (French required), or Rural Kenya or Tanzania (English required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
One Acre Fund is a rapidly–growing organization, and is increasingly building up operational support for that growth. We are looking for someone to provide operations support to a single country program initially, and eventually across all One Acre Fund Africa programs.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take on a challenging management role. You will be responsible for operational management (including areas such as expansion, security, donor relations, support staff management), operational systems innovation, and staff development and capacity building:

  • Corporate operational management: You will be responsible for managing our program operational support in one of our countries of operation. You will have immediate management of the corporate operations team, and will be responsible for the below areas:
    • Donor & visitor relations: Arrange all logistics of donor & interview candidate visits including hosting donors in the field. You will be the outward face of One Acre Fund, and will be responsible for hosting influential world–thinkers as well as multinational donors.
    • Operations expansion: Our staff numbers are growing by 30% each year. There is a huge need to build new offices and residential houses – you will be in charge of managing these projects.
    • Security management: You will be in charge of One Acre Fund security in a specific country. This includes staff trainings, infrastructure, information flows, emergency procedures, health and safety advice, and managing outsourced security contracts.
    • Support staff management: We have a strong team of operations support staff that forms the backbone of our operations. Qualified staff may be managing each of the following departments: vehicle fleet management, property maintenance, administration, construction, security and housekeeping.
      • Each of these departments may in turn have a large team of staff – for example, in Kenya there may be 50 construction staff working at any one time, 20 security guards, etc.
      • You will be responsible for directing and mentoring these department managers and ensuring an excellent quality of service across the department.
    • Corporate culture: We have an amazing and unique team who live a fulfilling life in rural areas. You will be responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of all staff, and promoting a positive working culture that everyone is proud to work in.
  • Global operational management: You will be responsible for improving the operations that translate across our branches in East Africa – for example emergency procedures and onboarding.
  • Operational systems innovation: You will be responsible for improving and innovating our operations systems and processes to become more efficient and impactful.
  • Staff development: We have fantastic local staff. You will be responsible for further training of our staff, and building the team capacity to run a smooth and sustainable operation. This will include staff training, constant mentorship, and feedback.
  • Regional operations support: You will provide operational support to our other branches, working closely with the Corporate Operations Associate for each country, with opportunities to travel between these sites.

Possible promotion to Corporate Operations Manager (multinational) with good performance:

  • Regional department development/creation: You will be responsible for developing, and in some cases creating, corporate operations departments in our new branches in East Africa. This will involve systems, processes and staff development in various regions.
  • Regional management (systems): You will be responsible for creating, maintaining and improving operational systems across our branches in East Africa. You will tailor the operational support to the various regions and to the nature of the program and staff in those areas.
  • Regional management (staff): You will establish and train strong teams to build operational capacity, including managing Operations Associates in our branches across East Africa.

Possible promotion to Corporate Operations Director (multinational) with exceptional performance:

One Acre Fund will grow to 10–15 times its current size in the next eight years. Every large organization eventually relies on a strong Operations Director, managing dozens of staff worldwide. This is one of the most important positions within the entire organization and there is literally unlimited scope for this role. We are looking for someone with the talent, attitude and skill to perform this crucial function.

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long–term passion for international development. They will serve in a career–track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Prior administration/operations/management experience is ideal, but mostly we are looking for a smart generalist.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required, Swahili and/or French nice to have.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Infrastructure Coordinator


Wanted
Exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of solid construction work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.

 

Job Location

Rural Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly-growing organization, and increasingly needs structural expansion to meet this growth. We are looking for someone to develop and co-ordinate multiple construction projects to accommodate this organizational growth, including central and regional offices and residential houses in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. We are looking for someone to take control of and own the entire construction process from start to finish via strong leadership of large construction teams located in several different countries.

 

This is an incredible opportunity to contribute significantly to East Africa’s infrastructure by taking on a challenging management role, while enabling One Acre Fund to extend its impact more quickly. You will begin immediately as the department director and will be generally responsible for three to five major construction projects over the next two years in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.  You will be in charge of a large and growing team of international and local staff and will be in charge of gathering all the necessary resources to complete the construction projects from start to finish, including Project Managers for each individual country projects. 

  • Construction: we are looking for someone to own the entire construction process for several large construction projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania initially, with high potential for further construction projects later.
    • Construction team expansion
      • You will be responsible for growing and developing a large construction team of international and local construction managers, local contractors and laborers.
      • We already have fantastic teams in Kenya and Rwanda - for example, we have a Stanford graduate in our team who recently completed an MA in Sustainable Construction and Design, with experience working on US embassy buildings in the Dominican Republic.
      • You will be responsible for further building this team in all sites and gathering all the resources necessary for the completion of projects.
  • Infrastructure projects
    • Via your project managers, you will be responsible for several large-scale construction projects in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. These projects are a combination of large central offices, smaller regional offices, and residential housing compounds.
    • Via your project managers, you will be ultimately responsible for coordinating all phases of these project, including;
      • Land scouting, purchase and transfer
      • Planning and regulation documentation
      • Interior and exterior design, landscaping
      • Work planning, project planning
      • Materials procurement, inventory management, quantity surveying
      • Contractor management, quality control
      • Finishings, design, logistics of resource transfer, etc.
      • Budgeting and accounting.
  • Growth Strategy and needs assessment
    • You will be responsible for coordinating with One Acre Fund stakeholders to help identify future infrastructure needs and potential projects, as well as upgrading and maintaining existing infrastructure.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of solid construction work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. Ideally, this candidate will have managed large-scale construction projects in the developing world.  They will need to be able to co-ordinate several large-scale construction projects simultaneously via strong leadership of a large construction team.


We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of 2 years.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong construction management work experiences: Examples might include project management of a school, hospital, office or residential housing unit. The ideal candidate will have coordinated construction projects from the ground up in both the Western and developing worlds (although this is not a requirement), including building the necessary teams for that project.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume) in Construction Management, Structural Engineering or similar degree.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required, Swahili and/or French nice to have.

Preferred Start Date
Immediately

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Technical Associate


Wanted
Exceptional early career professional to serve in a position that combines both business technology and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Western Kenya/Rwanda.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
One Acre Fund relies on several home-grown software systems to help us manage a lot of information. As we grow our organization, we need to continually improve these systems and facilitate the integration with third party tools. Currently our most important tools – a program database and a finance database – are in SQL Server with MS Access as a user interface. Our program database tool handles the enrollment of clients, tracks farm supply orders, manages the delivery of seed and fertilizer to clients, tracks millions of payments, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.

Given poor internet connectivity, our databases use a distributed client/server model where field offices can perform data entry and run reports offline while syncing with a central server as needed.  As we are growing, we are looking to:

  • Scale our existing tools to capture a wide variety of program configurations per country;
  • Provide central management and reporting tools while maintaining a focus on field usability;
  • Move to SQL Server Reporting services with code libraries in C# for sharing code between central web management tools and offline client tools.

The Technical Associate will initially be based in Western Kenya with an opportunity to relocate to other countries. S/he will be responsible for the following:

  • Field-facing mission-critical databases:
    • Participate in the continued development of mission-critical, custom databases which impact every aspect of operations;
    • Assist with streamlining the databases between different countries;
    • Develop reports and data entry tools with an eye towards re-usability across countries;
    • Maintain a long-term perspective when faced with urgent operational demands;
    • Focus on simplicity and usability for our local staff;
    • Work together with our small team of developers.
  • IT: Manage local staff for routine computer maintenance. Assist with network management and client database installation and troubleshooting.
  • Technology experimentation: Experiment with a variety of technologies to improve operations. Investigate appropriate solutions for database scaling and interacting with third party software providers.
  • Operational insight: Become familiar with every aspect of our field operations and identify areas for improvement in the tools we develop to support the field.
  • Other: There is a lot of "other" in a startup.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

A successful candidate will have these traits:

  • Solid programming skills.
  • Knowledge of database concepts and SQL; experience with SQL Server a plus.
  • Very strong self-manager. After an initial six-month period of heavy mentorship, supervision will consist of one weekly check-in. We need someone who is very well-organized and can manage their work independently.
  • Work experience, or internship, in some professional environment; ideally 2+ years of work experience.
  • Willingness to commit to the position for at least two years;  ideally some experience living in a developing country.
  • Mentorship ability: this post will likely involve training and mentorship of local staff.
  • No ego or drama. We are looking for others that combine strong leadership skills with a humble approach to service. Our expatriate team lives in rural Kenya together in a group of houses and so we are looking for emotionally stable and happy people.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

 

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

SQL Server Administrator


Wanted
Exceptional professional to build and improve on our current server architecture, as well as plan ahead for future scaling.

Job Location
East Africa.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
One Acre Fund has several applications implemented as a SQL server merge replicated architecture using web synchronization to a hosted server. There are nearly 40 locations in 5 different countries which communicate with our main production server. In addition we are replicating data to a separate hosted server for business reporting.

As we expect the number of locations and countries to grow over time, we are seeking an exceptional professional to serve as SQL Server Administrator who can build and improve on our current server architecture, as well as plan ahead for future scaling. In addition the SQL Server Administrator will assist with trainings when One Acre Fund expands to new countries.

The SQL Server Administrator will start off in one of our field countries for the first 12 months, after which they can negotiate relocating. During the initial period some general IT administration tasks will be required and there will be the opportunity to understand the technical constraints a lot of our field offices are under.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The SQL Server Administrator will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Server maintenance and security.
    • Create and maintain security policies for developers connecting to SQL server.
    • In addition to database security, monitor firewall settings and prevent intrusion attempts.
    • Monitor and test automated backups, ensure offsite storage and perform consistency checks.
    • Evaluate Server performance and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Anticipate scaling needs.
    • Create disaster recovery and emergency failover procedures.
  • Communicate with our developers and field operations team.
    • Act as gatekeeper for direct data manipulation/cleaning requests.
    • Create scripts for setting up a test environment with production data for developers.
    • Create and maintain a training environment tailored to different country program needs.
    • Assist with database architecture changes and staging data migrations.
  • Support.
    • Maintain and improve client installation scripts.
    • Monitor client database performance.
    • Monitor replication performance.
    • Assist local IT staff with troubleshooting in case of connectivity problems with the database.
  • New country setup.
    • Provide trainings for our main database tools to new Country Directors and Bookkeepers.
    • Assist new countries with hiring local IT staff.
  • Other
    • Our IT needs keep growing and the SQL Server Administrator may be asked to help out in other areas occasionally.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications and Attributes

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills. The person in this position will have to communicate with team members remotely on a regular basis.
  • Knowledge of SQL server and replication, strong scripting skills, and the ability to create clear documentation.
  • Previous experience with server/network administration a plus.
  • Language: English required; French a strong plus.

Personal Attributes

The following personal attributes are desired:

  • A deep and genuine commitment to serving the poor.
  • A passion for One Acre Fund’s program.
  • A tremendous attention to detail.
  • Humility and positive attitude.
  • A sense of humor.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Policy Innovation Officer


Wanted

Exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience to help governments achieve the next levels of impact.

 

Job Location

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, Rubengera, Rwanda, or Zomba, Malawi (other rural postings possible).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund believes that policy is all about implementation. No matter how good or bad the policy, its execution on the ground is what changes lives.

 

To help craft policies which work on the ground, we are starting a new Government Services unit which is working together with regional and national partners to support government-led policy initiatives in agriculture. Following the lead of host governments, we support them with field implementation that changes the lives of millions of people. Our long-term goal is to help government to transform the agricultural ecosystems of whole countries. These projects generally utilize our existing field expertise in farm input distribution, rural mass marketing, and scalable training programs.

 

For these initiatives, we need both skilled Government Relations staff (see, for example, our Africa Government Officer posting) and also entrepreneurial field staff based in rural areas to focus on implementation.

  • Regional and National Strategy Design: The Policy Innovation Officer will work with other One Acre Fund staff and high-level government officials to develop ideas to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the efficiency of the agricultural sector.
  • Program Implementation: The Policy Innovation Officer will roll out region-wide and eventually nationwide programs. Examples of past projects include a farm input system that delivers seed and fertilizer to several hundred thousand farm families; farm input marketing programs for similar numbers; and training support for 10,000+ extension agents.
  • Team Management: The Policy Innovation Officer will screen, hire, and develop a staff of 30-150 full-time country national staff, depending on the project, to support scaled implementation.
  • Innovation Trials: The Policy Innovation Officer will conduct an ambitious slate of trials within several districts, in order to discover new and effective mechanisms for promoting mass agricultural training—and to identify promising interventions One Acre Fund could scale-up across its entire network of smallholder farmers.
  • Collaboration with Key Officials: The Policy Innovation Officer will update high-level officials in the ministry of agriculture on a regular basis. The Policy Innovation Officer will also collaborate with important leaders at partner institutions.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

To start up and build this new team, we are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates who will help governments achieve the next levels of impact. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong operational work experiences. We are looking for strong leaders with direct operating experience, ideally of an entrepreneurial and unstructured nature.
  • Intelligence, creativity, and a desire to make things work. We need people to develop creative ideas to improve the quality of government services, who can then get out to the field and figure out how to make these ideas work in practice.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years—this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills—high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required and Amharic desirable in Ethiopia. English and French required in Rwanda.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Special Projects Analyst


Wanted
Exceptional professional to work on projects that are of strategic importance to One Acre Fund as a whole.

 

Job Location

Rural Kenya (other countries possible).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional professional to work on projects that are of strategic importance to One Acre Fund as a whole. The goal of this role is to work across One Acre Fund’s various departments and geographies to initiate and execute on projects that open up new operational or strategic opportunities for the organization. The role presents a unique chance to work on strategic priorities with the access and vantage point provided by working closely with One Acre Fund’s field teams.

 

The role will divide roughly evenly, into three parts:

  • Long-running, cross-department or cross-country initiatives: As One Acre Fund grows, there are an increasing number of projects that do not fall cleanly into an existing department, and we need to execute cleanly across multiple silos. These projects would last at least several months, tackling questions of strategic importance to the organization.
    • Example: Investigate a new strategic idea of potentially incorporating family planning products into our product portfolio, and perform the initial field research and piloting to learn more. Conduct focus groups with farmers, do desk research to understand the policy landscape, then build the foundation for a One Acre Fund-provided service. Again, start in one country and then gradually expand across One Acre Fund network.
    • Example: Training modules for new managers at One Acre Fund. Coordinating with our leadership team, put together a dozen training modules and self-publish them into a booklet for our budding managers. Supplement interviews on management best practices from our field leadership with secondary research.
    • Example: Create a “remote field visit” department that allows management to have eyes on the field operation in remote places every day. Hire a team 3-10 videographers and develop a procedure for them to collect, package, and translate video on ground-level field operations to be used for One Acre Fund’s staff training and quality control. Start in one country and then gradually export this across all countries where One Acre Fund operates.
    • Example: US tech consulting. Working together with our People Operations team, One Acre Fund is working on a project to streamline the processing of over 10,000 applications per year. Scope out the necessary requirements (including lack of solid internet bandwidth in rural Africa), create a job description, recruit a software developer, and then manage the implementation of a new candidate processing system.
  • One-off, fast analyses and tasks: These are analyses and tasks of one week or shorter duration, typically exploring a new strategic direction for the organization.
    • Example: Write an exploratory research memo on the current state of research on sorghum and millet in East Africa.
    • Example: Attend a particular microfinance or agriculture industry conference, perhaps in a speaking role – with the goal of networking and identifying new opportunities for the organization.
  • Communication with key stakeholders: The last batch of work would be to communicate with key stakeholders of the organization, as opportunities arose. This would most often involve creating Powerpoint decks, conducting phone calls, and preparing financial statement summaries.
    • Example: Prepare a keynote presentation for One Acre Fund’s executive director to deliver at an industry conference.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role, with a two-year minimum. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a former management consultant (or similar skill–set). Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Monitoring and Evaluation Associate


Wanted
Smart and dedicated self–starters to use data to improve operations and impact on customers.

Job Location
1 in rural Kenya, 1 in rural Rwanda, and 1 in rural Burundi.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to find and retain our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders.

We are seeking a smart and dedicated self–starter to be an M&E Associate in rural East Africa. Overall, the M&E Associate will be responsible for using data to continually improve our operations, and impact on our customers.

General Responsibilities

  • Goal–oriented survey design, field testing of survey instruments, and revision.
  • Supervise 3–5 M&E supervisors, 20–30 full–time M&E data collectors, 4 data entry staff, plus casuals. This will include the following duties:
    • Regular mentorship of M&E managers through field visits, meetings, and career reviews.
    • In–field supervision of key M&E activities, with an eye to "perfect" quality standard.
    • Quality–control and supervision of data entry, with zero tolerance for data–entry errors.
    • In–field follow–up on errors.
  • Hire and develop M&E data collectors.
    • Update hiring protocols, and use them to hire top–quality data collectors.
    • Conduct regular trainings to improve skills of data collectors.
    • Appropriately deal with under–performing staff.
  • Innovation on new methods such as tablet–based data collection.
  • Data analysis to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable recommendations.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long–term passion for international development.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Prior field–based M&E experience is required.
  • More importantly, we are seeking someone with proven entrepreneurial and leadership experience – the vast majority of the job is to monitor and improve M&E operations in the field.
  • Statistical knowledge is nice to have, but we also have experts who can help with that side of things.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate record (please include GPA and test scores on your resume). Master’s degree is not required.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: French and English required in Rwanda. English required in Kenya.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor international candidates

Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Health Dissemination Manager


Wanted
Health professional for career–track role in Africa, with a focus on family planning training.

Job Location
Rural Kenya, Rwanda, or Burundi.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
By providing agriculture services, One Acre Fund has set up one of Africa’s most promising new rural distribution networks. We offer training, product delivery, and financing at more than 1,000 "market points."

We have started pushing health goods through this network. Most notably, we recently provided chlorine for water treatment for more than 500,000 children for a year. We are increasingly interested in searching for other "low-hanging fruit" – simple products and trainings that we can distribute with minimal effort, for maximum humanitarian impact.

We are particularly interested in providing family planning training. No matter how large our agricultural gains, our farmers are facing a grim situation if population growth continues at its current rapid pace.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Determine the best products and services to roll through our network. Use a combination of primary research with the world's foremost health distribution NGOs and companies, and also secondary journal research to decide which products and services to provide.
  • Run high-quality research pilots with small numbers of farm families to determine uptake and usage rates, and to estimate health impact.
  • Scale up. Source materials, design trainings, and potentially hire specialty staff.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • At least one year living and working in the developing world. This is a requirement.
  • Strong work experiences. Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are particularly helpful.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required; French highly desirable.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Innovation Capture Associate


Wanted
Dedicated associate to focus on sharing knowledge and best practices across borders and continents.

Job Location
This position will spend approximately 3 weeks per month in rural Kenya and 1 week per month in rural Rwanda (or vice–versa).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.


Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to develop our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders.

As a fast–growing, multinational organization, One Acre Fund places great importance on sharing knowledge and best practices across borders and continents. To help streamline and systematize this function, we are looking for a dedicated associate to focus on these tasks. The innovation capture associate will:

  • Become intimately familiar with our processes for hiring, training and evaluating field staff, executing core field operations and piloting new and innovative agricultural trials and help standardize these activities through a series of manuals and online training materials.
  • Capture new improvements to our model, and write those improvements into our operating materials.
  • Help to manage innovation. Serve as a shared knowledge center for our innovation team throughout Africa and the US to both store best practices and access our standardized materials.
  • Work with our program staffers in Africa to create organization–wide knowledge sharing procedures.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long–term passion for international development. They will serve in a career–track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (i.e. high level consulting assignments, starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – prior experience working in the field of knowledge management is desirable, but not required; strong technical skills required.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required; French highly desirable.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africa Logistics Manager


Wanted

Exceptional professional with 3 to 10+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.

 

Job Location

Kenya or Rwanda (capital city or field posting possible).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

As One Acre Fund’s client base grows, so does the amount and diversity of farm inputs and other products it needs to deliver. In the coming years, One Acre Fund will deliver roughly 15,000-30,000 metric tons of products to farmers across East Africa. The East Africa Logistics Manager will be the overall lead for this core aspect of our business, managing the physical and technical business processes required to successfully and efficiently deliver these products.

 

As part of successfully managing the delivery of life-changing farm inputs, the East Africa Logistics Manager will be responsible for building, growing, and developing an international logistics team spread across at least four countries in East Africa. This will include, at a minimum, the management of four in-country logistics leads in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania; several dozen additional permanent staff across those countries; as well as a small army of several hundred temporary casual laborers spread across various loading sites, warehouses, transport points, and headquarters.

 

In order to achieve its scale goals and continue to deliver to its 200,000+ last-mile clients, One Acre Fund will need an East Africa Logistics Manager who can take us to the next level in the following areas:

  • Developing a world-class team of logistics associates.
  • Storage and quality control protocols.
  • Data and inventory management systems.
  • Fraud and shrinkage prevention.
  • Supply chain management from port to warehouse to farmer.
  • Warehouse receipting protocols.
  • Technology integration with One Acre Fund’s customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • Input distribution scheduling and loading orders.
  • Fleet management.
  • New projects, such as installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance in warehouses or researching potential cold chain ability for One Acre Fund.
  • Research and benchmarking on industry best practices.

One Acre Fund’s East Africa Logistics Manager will become the leader of a logistical operation that is rapidly growing in scope, complexity, human impact, reaching roughly half a million rural smallholder farmers within the next four years.

 

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3 to 10+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Progressive experience in managing significant chunks of logistics / systems / supply-chain for operationally complex organizations, preferably working in developing world context. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain meaningful systems or business processes in challenging environments.
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume).
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible. However, note that we are also conducting an internal search and will only be accepting applicants through May.

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Graphic Designer


Wanted

Extraordinary candidate with 2+ years of work experience in web and/or print design.

 

Job Location

Rural Kenya.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

The graphic designer will work closely with our field, government services, communications, and fundraising teams to produce both field-facing and external-facing materials for One Acre Fund. Our rapid growth means we are quickly expanding into new venues of communication and marketing, from marketing materials for smallholder farmers interested in joining One Acre Fund, to training materials for African government to distribute through their national extension system. Unlike many in-house graphic design positions, which focus solely on creating materials to market an organization externally, this role will also help create a range of custom materials to support our government services team, which partners directly with African governments to increase the impact of their work with smallholder farmers. The graphic designer will set a clear, consistent and professional tone in our visual media that helps a wide variety of audiences best understand how One Acre Fund works to put farmers first.

 

Primary duties of the job will include:

  • Designing custom materials to support our government services team, including planting guides, checklists, and training materials.
  • Designing informational materials and advertisements for the field operations team to distribute to One Acre Fund farmers.
  • Designing infographics and visual aids to help make One Acre Fund’s program model and operations more accessible to a wider audience.
  • Designing and determining the layout and functions of new pages for our website.
  • Helping determine One Acre Fund branding strategies for marketing both internally and externally.
  • Training sessions with local headquarters marketing teams on the basics of design and layout.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated creativity and polished design skills (presented in a portfolio).
  • Bold vision that is capable of being translated and scaled into the visual branding of One Acre Fund.
  • 2+ years of work experience in web and/or print design.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and work in a team.
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign or equivalent programs.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Nairobi, Kenya, for at least two years.
  • Hard worker. We are looking for a self-motivated person who will consistently put in 100% performance for our farmers.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africa Policy Director


Wanted
Exceptional professional with 4 to 8+ years of work experience to help manage our increasing African government–facing organization.

 

Job Location
East African capital city, preferably Nairobi.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund stays in regular contact and collaborates with the Ministries of Agriculture in the countries where we work. There is significant programmatic benefit from maintaining regular contact with ministry officials. We also believe that there exist powerful opportunities to partner with the Ministries to both shape policy, and also implement effective policy, coordinated together with our significant field presence.

 

We are seeking a policy director to be based in East Africa, to help manage our increasing African government–facing organization. This person would collaborate together with our overall Policy and Outreach director, based in New York. There are several major duties:

Staff hiring/growth, management, and professional development:

  • We currently have two national–level government relations analysts, and six local–level government relations analysts. This staff meets quarterly with well over 100 government officials, to keep them engaged in our work and to hear their feedback.
  • In the next three years, we expect to at least double our staffing. The director will lead the search and selection process, to build a staff underneath them.
  • We wish to re–invest in the day–to–day mentorship and career development of all of our government relations staff. The director will lead efforts to continually develop our staff.
  • Management: we also hope to put additional structure and organization around our efforts, as our government work grows more complex over more countries.

Strategy setting and high–level conversations:

  • The director will work with both our Policy and Outreach Director and our government relations analysts to set policy and risk management priorities for each country.
  • The director will get personally involved in high–level conversations with important officials.
  • The director will possibly help to support new country launches, and work closely with new host governments to establish good relations from the beginning.

Scope expansion:

  • The Director will lead potential scope expansions. One idea is the possible expansion of regular networking to a broader network of policy–relevant civil society actors. Another idea is deeper government collaboration on a day–to–day basis, in the actual implementation of policy.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 4 to 8+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Experience managing and developing a team of people.
  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a former policy professional, economist, management consultant, or finance professional. Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required; French highly desirable.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africa Government Relations Analyst


Wanted
Exceptional professional with 2 – 4 years of relevant work experience.

 

Job Location
Western Kenya with regular travel to Kampala and Kamuli.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund works closely with local and national governments. Our principal focus is the Ministry of Agriculture in countries where we operate, but we also pay close attention to other actors in the agricultural sector. Our aim is to share information on what we do. We also require detailed insights into the strategic, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the sector.

 

Our government relations team supports field operations to provide vital services to farmers. It also informs our wider policy, communications, and outreach work. We believe that powerful opportunities exist to partner with the government to shape and implement effective policy, coordinated with our significant field presence.

 

This role will be spent 50% working on Kenya and 50% on Uganda. In Kenya, the analyst will work closely with our local government relations team to grow and enhance our outreach to county governments. Occasional interactions with Kenya’s national government will also be required. For Uganda, One Acre Fund is running a trial program in Kamuli and it is therefore necessary to establish local government relations, whilst beginning relationship building with Uganda’s national government too. If the Kamuli trial is successful, we expect to formally launch our program in Uganda, and the analyst will transition to being 100% on Uganda government relations.

 

The successful applicant will work closely with the government relations and policy team. There are several major duties:

 

Kenya

  • Coordinate the activities of four local government relations staff that cover fifteen counties.
  • Deliver trainings on work planning, strategic thinking, IT skills and mentoring for the local government team.
  • Enhance quarterly reports, field visits, and overall local government outreach.
  • Maintain One Acre Fund relations with key local agricultural sector actors such as regulators, research institutions, donor programs, partner organizations, and local media.

Uganda

  • Manage early-stage local government relations in Kamuli.
  • Identify local government relations support needed for operations expansion.
  • Establish national government relations with key agricultural sector actors such as the Ministry of Agriculture, regulators, research institutions, and donor programs.

East Africa

  • Interpret and explain policies and laws applicable to One Acre Fund field operations.
  • Write a weekly agricultural sector ‘sit-rep’ summarizing key regional news stories of interest to One Acre Fund.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 – 4 years of relevant work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact, scale, and sustainability. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience: We are looking for a former policy professional, economist, management consultant, or lawyer; entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Top-performing undergraduate degree: Please include GPA and test scores on your CV (master’s degree preferred).
  • East Africa experience: A proven understanding of the political, social, and economic situation in Uganda, Kenya, and the region.
  • Management experience: Include evidence of how you grew and developed a team of people
  • Leadership experience: Demonstrated at work or outside of work.
  • Humility and personal stability: We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Computer skills: High levels of proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Language: English required; Kiswahili nice to have.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Government Services Manager/Director


Wanted
Exceptional professional with 5-10+ years of work experience and a passion for collaborating with government.

Job Location
Nairobi preferred; other East African city possible.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
One Acre Fund is increasingly exploring opportunities to work together with the Ministries of Agriculture in the countries where we work. We believe that there are very powerful opportunities to partner with Ministries to both shape policy, but more importantly to implement effective policy, coordinated together with our significant field presence. We currently have early-stage operational partnerships with two African governments, and are exploring additional partnership opportunities in several other countries.

Our government services work is divided into 1) field implementation units, and 2) African capital-city based roles that coordinate all activity. This role is responsible for managing our government services staff that are based in capital cities, and also providing overall coordination for all government services activities. This person will:

  • Manage the work of the Africa government officers based in capital cities who are implementing partnerships at the country level.
  • Provide overall coordination of all field activities together with capital-based relations.
  • Build and develop a team of 5 to 10+ professional staff in the coming two years.
  • Develop a framework for measuring the impact of our current partnerships and evaluating future partnership opportunities.
  • Originate and pursue opportunities for partnership in new countries.
  • Collaborate closely with One Acre Fund’s country directors to make sure all government partnership work aligns with One Acre Fund field operations.
  • Develop a medium-term strategy for the government services department that is closely aligned with One Acre Fund’s field operations growth strategy.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5-10+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that have a passion for collaborating with government. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a professional who fits one or more of the following backgrounds:
    • Managing consulting background with heavy implementation experience
    • Experience forming operational partnerships with governments
    • Field operations experience in a development organization, with a passion for government work
  • Astute relationship manager.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years - this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this may be relaxed in the case of an exceptional candidate.
  • Professional/technical skills. Very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and other software programs.
  • Language: English required, French highly desirable

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

*Africa Government Officer


Wanted
Former Management Consultants/Finance Professionals/Policy Professionals/Economists for career–track role in Africa.

Job Location
Major African capital city.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
One Acre Fund is increasingly exploring opportunities to work together with the Ministries of Agriculture in the countries where we work. We believe that there exist very powerful opportunities to partner with the Ministries to both shape policy, but more importantly to implement effective policy, coordinated together with our significant field presence.

We are seeking Africa Government Officer(s) to work closely with the Ministries of Agriculture of countries where we operate, to implement special policy initiatives. There are two different possible job configurations:


Special Project Partnership:

  • One Acre Fund is in a position to partner with African governments on increasingly exciting special projects. Examples of this include the restructuring and implementation of entire countries' fertilizer subsidy programs, or restructuring and implementation of entire countries' agricultural training programs. These are projects where we may be able to play a role in helping to shape strategy, but more importantly want to have a hand in the effective implementation of strategy.
  • We are seeking professionals who would be partially based within a country's Ministry of Agriculture but would also draw heavily upon One Acre Fund field knowledge and extensive staff network to implement high–quality policy for entire countries.

Staff Secondment:

  • One Acre Fund also believes in the mission of promoting high–functioning government. We are seeking professionals who could be seconded to interested ministries of agriculture, to serve as a humble member of their staff on well–defined, high–value projects.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a former management consultant, finance professional, policy professional, or economist. Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required; French highly desirable.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Kenya Government Relations Analyst


Wanted

Kenya government relations analyst to help manage our growing local government relations work and support our long term policy objectives.

 

Job Location

Kisumu or Nairobi.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund works closely with the local and national government in Kenya. Our principal focus is the Ministry of Agriculture, but we also pay close attention to other actors in Kenya’s agricultural sector. Our aim is to share information on what we do. We also require detailed insights into the strategic, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the sector.

 

Our government relations team supports field operations to provide vital services to farmers. It also informs our wider policy, communications and outreach work. We believe that powerful opportunities exist to partner with the government to shape and implement effective policy, coordinated together with our significant field presence.

 

We are seeking a Kenya government relations analyst to help manage our growing local government relations work and support our long term policy objectives. This person would work closely with the government relations team in Kenya. There are several major duties:

  • Oversee a team of four local government relations staff that cover fifteen counties in western Kenya.
  • Enhance quarterly reports, organized field visits, and overall local government outreach.
  • Develop the capacity of our local government team through detailed work planning, strategic thinking, skills training, and mentoring.
  • Strengthen One Acre Fund relations with senior leadership in priority county governments.
  • Maintain One Acre Fund relations with key agricultural sector actors such as regulators, research institutions, donor programs, partner organizations, and local media.
  • Support One Acre Fund relations with national government figures, organizations, regulators and researchers.
  • Interpret and explain policies and laws applicable to One Acre Fund field operations.
  • Produce publications for media, conferences, and One Acre Fund stakeholders.
  • Research and analyze policy issues at local and national levels affecting Kenya’s agricultural sector.
  • Write a weekly agricultural sector ‘sit-rep’ summarizing key regional news stories of interest to One Acre Fund.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 – 4+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact, scale, and sustainability. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Management experience: Include evidence of how you grew and developed a team of people.
  • Strong work experiences: We are looking for a former policy professional, economist, management consultant, or lawyer; entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Leadership experiences: Demonstrated at work or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate: Please include GPA and test scores on your resume.
  • Humility and personal stability: We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Professional skills: High levels of proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • East Africa experience: A proven understanding of the political, social, and economic situation in Kenya and the region.
  • Language: English and Kiswahili required.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Rwanda Government Relations Analyst


Wanted

Rwanda government relations analyst to help manage our growing national and local government relations work and support our long term policy objectives.

 

Job Location

Kigali, with travel within Rwanda.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund works closely with the local and national government in Rwanda. Our principal focus is the Ministry of Agriculture, but we also pay close attention to other actors in Rwanda’s agricultural sector. Our aim is to share information on what we do, as well as to make our experience in the field useful for policy making in the capital. We have a number of cooperative frameworks with different government actors.

 

Our government relations team supports field operations to provide vital services to farmers. It also informs our wider policy, communications and outreach work. We believe that powerful opportunities exist to partner with the government to shape and implement effective policy, coordinated together with our significant field presence.

 

We are seeking a Rwanda government relations analyst to help manage our growing national and local  government relations work and support our long term policy objectives. This person would work closely with the government relations team in Rwanda. There are several major duties:

  • Maintain One Acre Fund relations with key agricultural sector actors such as policy makers, regulators, research institutions, donor programs and partner organizations.
  • Work with One Acre Fund data-generating departments to set up advocacy opportunities (this involves research, writing, and active and strategic outreach).
  • Represent One Acre Fund in Kigali in the policy making community through active participation in different policy working groups.
  • Manage strategic partnerships One Acre Fund holds with different government actors in Rwanda.
  • Ensure One Acre Fund compliance with rules and regulations set by the Government of Rwanda, and liaise with colleagues on the field operations team to execute this.
  • Enhance quarterly reports, organize field visits for government officials.
  • Work with a Rwandan counterpart to manage a growing team of local government relations staff (currently five people) that cover thirteen districts in Rwanda.
  • Develop the capacity of our local government relations team through detailed work planning, strategic thinking, skills training, and mentoring.
  • Strengthen One Acre Fund relations with senior leadership in priority district and province governments.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact, scale, and sustainability. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Management experience: Include evidence of how you grew and developed a team of people.
  • Strong work experiences: We are looking for a former policy and advocacy professional, economist, management consultant, or lawyer; entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
  • Leadership experiences: Demonstrated at work or outside of work.
  • Top-performing (under)graduate: Please include GPA and/or other relevant test scores on your resume.
  • Humility and personal stability: We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Diplomacy: For this positions, a diplomatic attitude and strategic patience are necessary.
  • Professional skills: High levels of proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • East Africa/Great Lakes experience: A proven understanding of the political, social, and economic situation in Rwanda and the region.
  • Language: English and French required, Kinyarwanda is an asset.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

New Country Expansion Government Relations Manager


Wanted

Exceptional professional with 5+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development to oversee early stage interactions with local and national government officials in trial countries while setting up a long-term government relations capability.

 

Job Location

Nairobi, with extensive travel (at least 50%).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is currently conducting new country expansion trials in Uganda and Malawi, with plans to add 1-2 additional trials in the next six months. A critical success factor in these trials is forging early positive relationships with local and national government officials. The new country expansion government relations manager will oversee early stage interactions with local and national government officials in trial countries while setting up a long-term government relations capability. S/he will remotely manage the initial government relations staffers in each trial country, and support the work of the new country expansion team by ensuring approvals, licenses, and permits are obtained expeditiously.

 

The manager will be based in Nairobi, but will operate across 3-4 countries, so frequent travel within the region should be expected (at least 50%). When a trial is in its earliest stage, the manager might be required to spend up to 2 months in a trial country. S/he will provide new country scouts in each trial country with support on local government outreach at village and district levels. S/he will also hold introductory meetings with priority national government figures, and produce detailed analysis on the role of government in the agricultural sector. The manager will work closely with One Acre Fund’s legal team to ensure our program is legally established to operate in new countries.

 

As a trial moves closer to being launched, the manager will recruit staff to coordinate government relations at local and national levels. The manager will identify priority deliverables, set team work plans, and manage staff across multiple countries. S/he should expect to be managing 3-4 national staff and 2 expatriate staff in 3-4 countries at any given time.

 

Primary responsibilities of the role:

  • Support new country scouts on initial local government relations through calls, templates, and analysis providing further context on local government structures.
  • Initiate national government relations through introductory meetings with officials in ministries and regulators.
  • Internal research on legal, policy, and regulatory questions, including the work of key donors and non-state actors.
  • Recruit and train field-based local government officers and national government relations analysts.
  • Manage 3-4 local government officers and 2 national government relations analysts across 3-4 countries.
  • Create team management systems within and between new countries.
  • Offer ongoing training and professional development to local government officers.

This role could become a senior manager or director position for One Acre Fund’s government relations work at regional level. Responsibilities could also expand to regional policy and advocacy on agriculture and rural development.

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • Strong academic background
  • Remote management experience and experience working closely with colleagues in different countries
  • Experience working directly with African governments
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required, French a plus

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Ethiopia Partnership Manager


Wanted
Former Management Consultants/Finance Professionals/Policy Professionals/Economists for career–track role in Africa.

 

Job Location

Addis Ababa, with regular travel to Bahir Dar.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is partnering with the Ethiopian government and other key partners to improve the agricultural sector for small scale farmers across Ethiopia. We are in an exciting phase of work: this project is in a start-up phase and we anticipate many further opportunities for partnerships and innovation in the coming months and years.  We are looking for an entrepreneurial policy lead to cultivate partner relationships,identify new opportunities, and help develop key strategies to allow us to transform the agricultural ecosystems across the country. This person will:

  • Manage High Level Government Relationships: Manager will coordinate with director-level officials in key government ministries and agencies at the national and regional level. The Manager will work with our partners to help determine the scope of our work and help us develop opportunities to improve services for small scale farmers.
  • Coordinate Key Partnerships: Manager will serve as the primary contract with key non-governmental partners such as financial institutions, private agricultural enterprises, agricultural research institutes, and others to open opportunities and develop strong relationships with key individuals.
  • Strategic Leadership: Manager will contribute to strategic decisions for defining our interventions and developing our operations at the national and regional level.
  • Implementation support: Manager will contribute to translating strategies into action with our core operations team by supporting ground-level partnerships, intervention design, and program start-ups.
  • Team Management: Manager will hire and develop a core team of national staff members to support partnerships across the country.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience.  We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale.  This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. We are looking for a former management consultant, finance professional, policy professional, or economist. Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful as are experiences managing multiple and complex sets of stakeholders.
  • Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
  • Language: English required; Amharic highly desirable, but not required.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africa Legal Analyst


Wanted
Exceptional professional with 3+ years of experience to oversee One Acre Fund compliance with local laws and be the point person for all legal research and advisory functions

 

Job Location

Nairobi

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

As our organization grows and expands its services, regulatory and legal considerations are increasingly relevant to our work.  The East Africa legal analyst, based in Nairobi, will oversee One Acre Fund compliance with local laws and be the point person for all legal research and advisory functions. The role will require regular travel, initially in East Africa, and in future to One Acre Fund expansion countries across Africa.  Working closely with the government relations and policy team, the analyst will advise on laws affecting our operations in East Africa. Further, the analyst will support policy recommendations by interpreting legal matters applicable to our work.

 

Initially focusing on Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, the analyst will undertake various projects for each country.  Among other duties, the legal analyst will develop an inventory of applicable laws, maintain a schedule of relevant applications and renewals, and generally be responsible for regulations and licenses relevant to our field activities.

 

The analyst will also be responsible for registering One Acre Fund in new countries, and updating our legal status in existing countries when necessary. They will anticipate key changes in the legal environment and provide briefings to the government relations and policy managers.  Last, they will advise the policy manager with regard to how regulatory and legal considerations might affect our policy recommendations to East African governments.

 

The legal analyst will be responsible for the following:

 

Operational Support

  • Regulatory compliance:  Oversee licenses, regulations, and approvals related to regulators such as KEPHIS, PCPB, KVB, and NEMA.  Anticipate operational hurdles based on the regulatory landscape and proactively identify potential operational risks.
  • Local country registration and analysis: As we expand across Africa, One Acre Fund needs to evaluate the legal systems of potential new countries, determine the proper legal structure and find and manage local counsel in the process of creating new One Acre Fund entities.  The analyst will be responsible for evaluating these opportunities and working to make the proper recommendation.
  • Field work support:  Undertake field visits to remain familiar with the work of operations and support teams and to ensure compliance within relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Global operation analysis and support:  With nearly 2000 staffers in the field, One Acre Fund is constantly reviewing and analyzing host country legal systems to ensure compliance and efficient operations.  The analyst will also work collaboratively with One Acre Fund’s global procurement department regarding the purchase and distribution of inputs and products from global supplier and producers.

Research and Analysis

  • Legal research:  Provide opinions on the applicability of statutes, case law, and regulations in response to specific queries from the field operations, logistics, People Operations, and other One Acre Fund teams.
  • Policy analysis:  Provide analysis of local legal frameworks to support the development of policy recommendations and communications products.  Represent One Acre Fund at national and subject-matter based bar associations to ensure we stay current on relevant legal developments.
  • US legal review:  Researching and drafting legal memos regarding state specific fundraising statutes; state and federal employment laws and related laws and regulations governing our US and field operations.
  • Contract review:  Initial review and analysis of contracts regarding field and US operations.
  • General:  As a young organization, we frequently have time sensitive research projects regarding a variety of unforeseen issues and the analyst will take the lead in evaluating these issues, formulating a plan to address them and taking immediate action.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 3+ years of professional experience.  Candidates who fit the criteria below should apply:

  • Strong work experience: Examples include a demanding professional work experience or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g., starting a business, leading teams and/or projects within a top international law firm, etc.).  Lawyers who have a strong background in international law, agriculture, development, etc. are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • International legal experience:  Experience working with East African legal systems strongly preferred.  Law degree strongly preferred as well.  Please note in your application whether you are admitted to any bars/courts, etc.
  • Internal drive: The analyst must be a self-starter who can proactively complete tasks without constant oversight.  You must be willing to take ownership of projects and have the confidence and skills to complete tasks without reminders.  You must be comfortable working in a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Exceptional time management skills:  The legal analyst will be asked to complete complicated legal assignments on short time tables and will be providing support to multiple departments in Africa and the US. 
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic record(s): Please include GPA and test scores on your resume.
  • A humble approach to service: We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and humility.
  • A willingness to commit to this position and living in Nairobi for at least two years: This is a full time, career-track position and requires a minimum two year commitment.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible.

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

*Strategy and Research Analyst


Wanted
Exceptional professionals with 1 to 3 years of work experience conducting analysis and research, managing client relationships, and developing organizational strategy.

 

Job Location
Nairobi preferred.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description
We are seeking strategic minds for our new "Internal Consulting Team" to be based in Nairobi. This team will engage in internal consulting projects aimed at improving internal operations and sharpening our overall strategy. Analysts will have the opportunity to develop and lead projects that directly impact the rapid growth of our start–up organization.

Projects fit into one of three categories:

  • Operational Improvement projects designed to make us more efficient and effective. For instance, analyzing farmer repayment data then devising novel strategies to increase repayment. Such work involves extensive analysis in MS Excel and Access.
  • Strategic Growth projects critically evaluate and refine One Acre Fund's growth strategy. For instance, determining which districts or new countries make sense for future expansion. Such projects require extensive secondary research, interviews and data analysis.
  • Short–Term Assignments address immediate organizational needs through research and analytical support. For instance, consulting academic and scientific organizations to improve the design of a new crop trial. These projects require fast learning, leadership, and strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Project work in all categories will be fast-paced, with a heavy emphasis upon analysis and research. They will touch upon various internal functions (e.g., Finance, Operations, Innovations) and will impact all countries of operation (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and start-up countries).

 

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1 to 3 years of work experience conducting analysis and research, managing client relationships, and developing organizational strategy. Experience in entrepreneurial or unstructured environments is a plus.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates who will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences: a former management consultant would be ideal, but this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills: advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel. Experience with other professional programs is a plus (e.g., Access, Stata).
  • Leadership experiences at or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have had experience working in the developing world, although this is not required.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required; French is a bonus.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Microfinance Partnerships Director


Wanted
Exceptional mid-career professional with microfinance/financial access experience (preferred) or a strong business mind.

 

Job Location
Nairobi preferred; major European city possible. Frequent world travel, particularly E and W Africa.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

The global microfinance movement has thousands of institutions and is starting to explore how to serve farmers, who are the majority of the world's poor. One Acre Fund is growing the largest network of smallholding farmers in Africa, and proving that loans to smallholder farmers can be commercially viable. We are challenging ourselves to think big, and to invest resources into figuring out how to help the microfinance movement more seriously consider serving the world's farmers.

 

We are genuinely interested in helping to promote and shape the emerging agricultural microfinance movement. The Microfinance Partnerships Director will lead One Acre Fund's work to help bring together other organizations with experience in agriculture microfinance. S/he will help form an association of these organizations, develop core principles, and develop structures to incentivize other organizations to enter agriculture microfinance.

 

Separately, s/he will explore the eventual possibility of operating partnerships between One Acre Fund and other organizations (most likely microfinance organizations, but could be other organizations that are interested in serving rural farmers at scale).

 

We are seeking an exceptional mid-career professional with microfinance/financial access experience (preferred) or other base-of-the-pyramid business experience to serve as Microfinance Partnerships Director.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Microfinance Partnerships Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

 

Build meaningful and genuine one-on-one relationships with worldwide microfinance leaders and other organizations interested in serving rural farmers at scale.

  • Travel frequently within East and West Africa in particular.
  • Leverage One Acre Fund’s existing relationships to discover new relationships.
  • Build real relationships with some of the most effective organizations in the world.

Help to build the overall agricultural finance movement

  • Develop a multi-year strategy for movement-building.
  • Promote core principles that distinguish agriculture finance from the regular microfinance movement (e.g. asset finance, training, retail of seed and fertilizer).
  • Bring together other organizations with experience in agriculture microfinance.

Explore the eventual possibility of operational partnerships

  • Working closely with our core operating staff, help to determine partnership strategy.
  • Write MOUs and take the lead on communicating with the partner.
  • Continue to be involved strategically, after One Acre Fund staffs an internal operations staff to the partnership.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Past microfinance/financial access experience, or BoP business experience. We are seeking an entrepreneurial person with a strong business mind who understands operations.
  • Experience working in frontier environments and forging successful operating partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively, up to 30% within Africa and other international destinations.
  • Language: English required.

Personal Attributes
The following personal attributes are desired:

  • A deep and genuine commitment to serving the poor.
  • A passion for One Acre Fund’s program.
  • Humility, positive attitude, and an eagerness to develop their personal career.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A sense of humor.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Microfinance Partnerships Analyst


Wanted
Exceptional professionals with 2+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.

 

Job Location
Nairobi or London preferred.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

The global microfinance movement has thousands of institutions and is starting to explore how to serve farmers, who are the majority of the world's poor. One Acre Fund is growing the largest network of smallholding farmers in Africa, and proving that loans to smallholder farmers can be commercially viable. We are challenging ourselves to think big, and to invest resources into figuring out how to help the microfinance movement more seriously consider serving the world's farmers.

 

We are genuinely interested in helping to promote and shape the emerging agricultural microfinance movement. The Microfinance Partnerships Analyst will work with the Microfinance Partnerships Manager and Director to help bring together other organizations with experience in agriculture microfinance. S/he will support One Acre Fund’s efforts to form an association of these organizations, develop core principles, and develop structures to incentivize other organizations to enter agriculture microfinance. Separately, s/he will support One Acre Fund’s exploration of the eventual possibility of operating partnerships with other organizations (most likely microfinance organizations, but could be other organizations that are interested in serving rural farmers at scale).

 

We are seeking an exceptional early-career professional with microfinance/financial access experience to serve as Microfinance Partnerships Analyst.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Microfinance Partnerships Analyst will perform the following and other duties as assigned

  • Conduct primary and secondary research on microfinance organizations with existing agriculture finance products as well as microfinance organizations that might be interested in developing agriculture finance products.
  • Write articles and policy briefs for external publication that explain the core principles of farm microfinance.
  • Execute the multi-year strategy for movement-building, in collaboration with the Microfinance Partnerships Manager and Director.
  • Collaborate with One Acre Fund’s communications team to develop strong communications materials for the farm microfinance movement.
  • Support the work of the Microfinance Partnerships Manager and Director to forge operational partnerships with microfinance organizations.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position.

 

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

 

Professional Qualifications

 

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Past microfinance/financial access experience.
  • Accomplished researcher and writer.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively, up to 30% within Africa and other international destinations.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Professional/technical skills: advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Language: English required.

Personal Attributes

 

The following personal attributes are desired:

  • A deep and genuine commitment to serving the poor.
  • A passion for One Acre Fund's program.
  • Humility, positive attitude, and an eagerness to develop their personal career.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A sense of humor.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.


Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Agriculture Innovations Manager


Wanted
We are seeking an experienced candidate to help bring the world's agricultural innovations to One Acre Fund.

Job Location
Nairobi, with 50% travel.

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Position Background

Over the last century, agricultural research has produced powerful technologies that are proven to increase farm productivity. Yet the majority of these technologies have not made it into the hands of poor farmers. One Acre Fund views this challenge of “technology adoption” as one of the greatest humanitarian opportunities of our time.

 

In October 2013, One Acre Fund was pleased to announce a three-year, $11.6 million partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through this partnership, One Acre Fund will leverage its unique operating model and innovations platform to bring agriculture technologies direct to the doorsteps of rural farm families. This project will directly enable over 200,000 One Acre Fund farm families to access high-impact technologies, and will create new technology adoption partnerships with African governments to reach country-wide scale. Learnings from the project will be systematically disseminated through broad channels reaching other practitioners and thought leaders, to help fuel innovations in technology adoption across the globe.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced candidate to play a critical role in this new partnership. As liaison between One Acre Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the broader agricultural development community, the Agricultural Innovation Manager will keep our organization informed about agricultural innovations in technology adoption being implemented by foundation grantees and other innovative players around the world. The manager will then serve as an internal subject matter expert, helping One Acre Fund determine if or how these innovations can be integrated into our program.

 

The Agricultural Innovation Manager will accomplish these tasks through:

  • Quarterly visits to foundation headquarters: These are opportunities to learn about relevant, ongoing work from foundation leadership. During visits, the manager will also update the foundation on One Acre Fund's progress and vision.
  • Regular site visits: Foundation grantees and other innovative players in the global agricultural development community are making impressive strides through innovative processes, technologies, and partnerships. The manager will visit the most promising organizations to learn from their successes. All visits will involve on-the-ground interviews and data collection to facilitate thorough documentation.
  • Literature review: On–the–ground findings will need to be challenged or validated through relevant research in agricultural and social enterprise journals.
  • Internal reporting meetings: Findings and potential recommendations will need to be synthesized and presented to One Acre Fund leadership in regular working sessions.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with a Master's or PhD in a relevant agricultural or scientific field. The Agricultural Innovation Manager will need to quickly understand and assess new technologies, so a robust understanding of agronomy and applied science will be critical. 1 to 3 years of work experience implementing or designing agricultural technologies is a plus.

This manager will be travelling at least 50% of the time, so experience working independently or in an unstructured environment is also critical.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Master's or higher agricultural or scientific graduate degree.
  • Strong agricultural work experiences – experience designing or implementing agricultural technologies desired, but not strictly required.
  • Leadership experiences at or outside of work.
  • Top–performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility, personal stability, and warmth. Much of this job will depend upon in–person discussion and interviews, so an ability to develop and nurture professional relationships is critical.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long–term, career–track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Professional/technical skills – proficiency with Excel and other professional programs.
  • Willingness to travel – at least 50% of the time will be on the road.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • English required; French highly desirable.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Corporate Operations Manager


Wanted
Professional with 2 to 5+ years of work experience to serve in a career–track position that combines both field and management experience.

 

Job Location
Initial three–month training period in our HQ in Western Kenya. Thereafter, you will be able to choose your location (remain at our HQ in Western, or relocate to Nairobi/Kigali) depending on your preference and the organization’s needs.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly–growing organization, and increasingly needs operational support for that growth. We are looking for someone to expand operational support across our East Africa One Acre Fund programs.

 

The Corporate Operations Manager will set strategy and coordinate implementation for essential program support functions - security, health, safety, and transport. You will work through the Corporate Operations teams in each country. Currently, the Corporate Operations team consists of 3 international staff and 30+ local staff in three countries. In the next two three years the team will grow to 10+ international staff and 100+ local staff in 6–7 countries. Please note that Country Directors manage Corporate Operations Associates. You will implement key initiatives through the Associates, but some of these team members will also work on country specific projects assigned to them by the Country Directors.

 

Corporate Operations Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: You will be responsible for developing the organization’s strategy and policies for essential functions such as security, health, safety, and transport.
  • Regional management (systems): You will be responsible for creating, maintaining and improving operational systems across our branches in East Africa. You will tailor the operational support to the various regions and to the nature of the program and staff in those areas.
  • Regional coordination (staff): You will work through and support corporate operations teams in each country of operation. You will support these teams to build operational capacity, including hiring and training new staff, to implement key initiatives you are rolling out.

Possible promotion to Corporate Operations Director (multinational) with exceptional performance. One Acre Fund will grow to 10–15 times its current size in the next eight years. Every large organization eventually relies on a strong Operations Director, managing dozens of staff worldwide. This is one of the most important positions within the entire organization and there is literally unlimited scope for this role. We are looking for someone with the talent, attitude and skill to perform this crucial function.

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

This is an important role within the organization with huge opportunity for impact. The ideal candidate will be able to build and develop processes, systems and teams simultaneously in multiple sites across East Africa. We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career–track position that combines both field and management experience. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Very strong self–manager, very well–organized. After an initial period of heavy mentorship, supervision will consist of one weekly check–in. We need someone who is very well–organized and can manage their work independently.
  • At least 2 years of management experience and/or experience building and developing teams is highly desirable.
  • Prior administration/operations experience is ideal, but mostly we are looking for a smart generalist with fantastic people skills.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team who don't have egos or drama. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required, Swahili and/or French nice to have.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

West Africa People Operations Associate


Wanted
We are seeking a smart and dedicated self-starter to recruit new field staff and administer many of the innovative talent initiatives that we currently offer.

Job Location
3-6 Months in Nairobi; transfer permanently to West African Capital City

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund has an outstanding team of more than 1400 professionals who think big and set aggressive goals.  To continuously stretch our performance and help farmers around the world, we need an army of the world’s best and most dedicated development professionals.  To reach those aggressive recruitment goals, we need a committed and dedicated West Africa People Operations Associate to find the best local and international talent for our operations.

The West Africa People Operations Associate will lead the charge to find a new wave of program staffers who we hope will ultimately be our future country directors, field directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders.  Simply put, the more quality program and field staffers we bring on board, the faster we can expand our program to help subsistence farmers around the world.

We are seeking a smart and dedicated self-starter to recruit new field staff and administer many of the innovative talent initiatives that we currently offer.  The West Africa People Operations Associate will work closely with our Global People Operations Team on the following projects:

 

Recruit International and Local Staffers

  • Network into the West African international development community to identify the best development professionals and cultivate those relationships in an effort to recruit new staffers.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with organizations that bring international fellows and long term interns to Africa for fixed terms (i.e., Peace Corps).
  • Build relationships with West Africa universities in an effort to reach and recruit their brightest new graduates for roles throughout our organization.
  • Plan and host networking and recruitment events in West Africa development hubs.
  • Be an active member of our candidate screening team, primarily focusing on first round interviews.

In addition to building our talent pipeline in West Africa, as our programs expand, the West Africa People Operations Associate will help to build talent management in the region. This could include establishing “on-boarding” procedures and implementing talent retention strategies.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 1 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.  We are looking for a truly extraordinary candidate that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Internal drive.  The candidate hired for this position will often work by themselves, and, therefore, must be a self-starter and one who can proactively complete tasks without constant oversight.
  • Strong networking and relationship-building abilities.
  • Experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability.  We have a fantastic and likeable team.  We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East/West Africa for at least two years - this is a long-term, career-track role.  We are looking for a candidate who truly enjoys all facets of recruiting and talent management.
  • Travel – up to 50% within West Africa.
  • Language:  French and English fluency required.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible.

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Regional Payroll Manager


Wanted
Exceptional professional to oversee transition to new payroll system and manage payroll processes across all East Africa operations.

 

Job Location
Nairobi (with travel throughout east Africa).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

We have almost 2,000 employees in four countries. As we continue to expand, we need to develop and maintain a payroll system that strikes a balance between meeting each country's unique needs, and standardizing common practices across countries.

 

We are seeking an exceptional professional to serve as Regional Payroll Manager. This person will oversee our software system (Sage VIP Payroll), and manage the payroll process across all our East African operations- this includes 4 countries currently, with continual additions of countries expected in upcoming years.

 

The Manager will be responsible for day-to-day managing and overseeing of a regional payroll team of approximately 2-3 Payroll Associates, each of whom will perform all payroll information gathering, communication, and data-entry for 1-2 countries. The Manager will be expected to approve final reports for payroll, taxes, and any other statutory payments for all countries, and ensure that all employees in a country are paid timely and accurately. Additionally, he/she will be responsible for tax and other statutory remittances including filing of any yearly reports as well as acting as the primary contact for any audit needs related to payroll.

 

The Manager will work with finance and HR leadership in each of our countries of operation to improve and formalize existing payroll processes, and ensure compliance with these formalized standards across countries. The Manager will also be the primary party responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge on tax and payroll laws in each of our countries of operation and ensuring that we maintain all legal compliance as it relates to payroll.

 

He/she will interface with VIP to oversee configuration changes to our payroll database and design excel-based report templates for standard reporting across all countries.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and mentor team of payroll associates and data-entry specialists.
  • Liaison with each country office’s HR, Finance and other departments as necessary.
  • Liaison with statutory and governing bodies responsible for collecting and monitoring payroll taxes in each country.
  • Manage outside payroll vendor relationship.
  • Review payroll processes, procedures, making changes while ensuring adequate controls are in place and followed.
  • Ensure that all procedures are thoroughly documented, included checklists to ensure steps are completed when processing the payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with a given country's payroll tax deadlines.
  • Ensure payroll tax liabilities for all countries are reported to the appropriate tax authority and reconciled to the GL and underlying payroll sub ledger.
  • Recommend improvements to the payroll process.  Work with each country office and outside payroll vendor on recommendations and changes.
  • Ensure that all payroll processes are thoroughly tested before going live.
  • Develop procedures to ensure that all GL account reconciling items that impact payroll entries are resolved timely and completely.
  • Liaison with internal & external audit on payroll issues.
  • Resolve employee's escalated payroll issues.
  • Remain current on country payroll legislative updates and actions taken on the part of regulatory bodies with regard to effect on payroll procedures.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for somebody truly extraordinary for this role.  We encourage applicants who fit the following criteria to apply:

  • Minimum 5 years payroll or finance/HR experience, with 3 years of management experience.
  • Must have supervised minimum of 3 staff.
  • Degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration preferred.
  • Strong excel skills, including work with creating reports, and general IT knowledge.
  • Excellent communication, management, and mentoring/training skills – we are seeking someone who can provide effective remote support to departments in other countries.
  • Experience performing or managing payroll tax filings.
  • Experience with payroll year end process and reporting.
  • Experience driving process improvements.
  • Thorough knowledge of payroll Laws and Regulations and taxes in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.
  • Must possess integrated HR/Payroll systems experience and knowledge of accounting as it relates to payroll.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills—must be able to work on a number of different projects at the same time as well as prioritize staff's workload.
  • Able to meet deadlines and work under time constraints.
  • Possess strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Language: Excellent English and Basic French required.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible.

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Supply Chain Associate


Wanted

Exceptional professionals with 3+ years of experience working in general. Experience in ag supply chains is a plus.

 

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

The Supply Chain Associate will be working on procurement of major inputs, such as fertilizer, seed, and solar lamps for all countries of operation. These items will reach 200,000 farmers in East Africa in 2014.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with local and multi-national suppliers of seed, fertilizer, and other large agricultural inputs. You will be representing One Acre Fund to the industry
  • Keeping up with new products in the market and working with our Innovations teams to trial them
  • Coordinating procurement staff in several countries
  • Negotiating for best pricing and terms with suppliers
  • Improving existing internal procurement procedures by incorporating best practices from other organizations
  • Ensuring quality of inputs by building out a strong Quality Assurance process
  • Working closely with International Logistics team to minimize delivered cost of fertilizer and seed

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We seek exceptional professionals with a passion for understanding supply chains and procurement. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment is a plus.

 

Candidates that meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Work experience in a demanding professional environment.
  • Some experience in procurement/supply chains strongly preferred, but not required. We are looking for a smart individual that can learn quickly.
  • Creativity and strong problem solving skills. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems.
  • Experience working internationally preferred.
  • Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Language: English required, French and Swahili nice to have.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africa Logistics Manager


Wanted

Exceptional professional with 3 to 10+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.

 

Job Location

Kenya or Rwanda (capital city or field posting possible).

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

As One Acre Fund’s client base grows, so does the amount and diversity of farm inputs and other products it needs to deliver. In the coming years, One Acre Fund will deliver roughly 15,000-30,000 metric tons of products to farmers across East Africa. The East Africa Logistics Manager will be the overall lead for this core aspect of our business, managing the physical and technical business processes required to successfully and efficiently deliver these products.

 

As part of successfully managing the delivery of life-changing farm inputs, the East Africa Logistics Manager will be responsible for building, growing, and developing an international logistics team spread across at least four countries in East Africa. This will include, at a minimum, the management of four in-country logistics leads in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania; several dozen additional permanent staff across those countries; as well as a small army of several hundred temporary casual laborers spread across various loading sites, warehouses, transport points, and headquarters.

 

In order to achieve its scale goals and continue to deliver to its 200,000+ last-mile clients, One Acre Fund will need an East Africa Logistics Manager who can take us to the next level in the following areas:

  • Developing a world-class team of logistics associates.
  • Storage and quality control protocols.
  • Data and inventory management systems.
  • Fraud and shrinkage prevention.
  • Supply chain management from port to warehouse to farmer.
  • Warehouse receipting protocols.
  • Technology integration with One Acre Fund’s customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • Input distribution scheduling and loading orders.
  • Fleet management.
  • New projects, such as installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance in warehouses or researching potential cold chain ability for One Acre Fund.
  • Research and benchmarking on industry best practices.

One Acre Fund’s East Africa Logistics Manager will become the leader of a logistical operation that is rapidly growing in scope, complexity, human impact, reaching roughly half a million rural smallholder farmers within the next four years.

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3 to 10+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Progressive experience in managing significant chunks of logistics / systems / supply-chain for operationally complex organizations, preferably working in developing world context. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain meaningful systems or business processes in challenging environments.
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume).
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible. However, note that we are also conducting an internal search and will only be accepting applicants through May.

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Grant Manager


Wanted

A highly capable and highly motivated grants manager.

 

Job Location

Rural Kenya to start (1-2 months for training); then to Nairobi office.

 

Duration

Minimum 3 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is on a rapid growth trajectory – we plan to reach 500,000 farm families by 2017, and at least one million by the end of the decade.  To make that happen, we will need to raise an ambitious level of funds.  To help our development department operate smoothly and effectively, we need a highly capable and highly motivated grants manager to manage the financial and administrative aspects of reporting and compliance with our top foundation and bilateral grants/contracts.  The position will work alongside our program and operations staff to ensure full compliance with these awards.

 

Key job responsibilities include grant fiscal and compliance management; monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; foundation grant reporting; and representation and diplomacy.  The right person for the job is a highly organized, articulate, conceptual thinker with the proven ability to facilitate both internal and external consensus.  We need a tenacious problem-solver, with excellent writing and analytical skills, and who ideally brings experience in grants management and strategic communications (or similar types of functions).

 

Detailed job responsibilities are as follows:

 

Grant Management - bilaterals (plus some large private foundations)

  • Review, interpret and explain all aspects of award documents (i.e. grants and cooperative agreements).
  • Ensure effective, transparent use of resources in compliance with One Acre Fund and donor policies and procedures.
  • Manage budget within approved spending levels and assist in the development of cash flow projections and spending plans.
  • Ensure all program funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations including cost-share funds.
  • Ensure all One Acre Fund administration, logistical, human resources and financial procedures are followed in relation to grant rules and regulations.
  • Develop financial reports as required by the donor.
  • Develop and maintain a donor filing system (reporting, invoices, etc.).
  • Manage award audits.

Grant management - most foundations

  • Summarize key elements (e.g.., reporting deadlines, restrictions, payment and reporting schedules) of grant agreements, and enter data into online grants management system
  • Carefully monitor actual versus scheduled payments and highlight discrepancies
  • Act as liaison to donors, answering questions, accommodating site visits, etc.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting - bilaterals and foundations

  • Build deep knowledge of One Acre Fund operations, and build relationships with key staff in the field, to ensure accurate and timely gathering of data relevant to each award.
  • Document evidence of project activities, outcomes, and lessons learned in accordance with donor requirements, leveraging where possible existing M&E data and narratives from the field.
  • Write reports for donors, using required templates, to report on progress against stated activity milestones, project outcomes, project budget, etc.

Representation & Diplomacy - bilaterals

  • Effectively manage the partnership between the donor and One Acre Fund.
  • Develop and nurture culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success.
  • Participate regularly in a variety of external forums/workshops/conference/sector coordination meetings to proactively engage and share best practices and findings of projects with the broader government and international development communities.

Understand our core business intimately

We are primarily seeking someone with a strong business mind, who is also a good writer.  The professional funders we work with do not just want smooth prose – they want business rationale and a tailored message.  We would work hard to expose the writer to our program operations in depth.

 

Hire, develop, and manage others

In five years, we envision having a significant writing staff.  We are looking for someone that ideally could see themselves growing their career with the organization.

 

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates with 2 to 5+ years of work experience who will help take our organization to the next levels of grants management.  This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of three years.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 2 to 5+ years of progressive experience working with bilateral or large foundations.
  • Demonstrated success in programs management, donor compliance, and reporting.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization skills are necessary.
  • History of working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO and NGO partners in complex environments.
  • Prior work experience in Africa strongly preferred; an ability to work comfortably, effectively and creatively within the cultural environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with limited guidance.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume); master’s degree in relevant discipline nice-to-have, but not a must.
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least three years – this is a long–term, career–track role.
  • Language: English required; French is a plus.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Business Development Manager (Bilateral Donor Agencies Specialist)


Wanted

Exceptional professionals with 3 – 10+ years of work experience, a demonstrated long-term career interest in international development, and a track record of securing grants, cooperative agreements and contracts with large, institutional funders.

 

Job Location

Nairobi or Kigali (with up to 20-30% travel to rural Africa and international locations).

 

Duration

Minimum 3 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is looking for an exceptional individual to serve as Business Development Manager.  This position will help design and carry out a strategy to engage bilateral and multilateral organizations in country mission offices and head offices to support our work. Additionally, the role will support identification and engagement with the world’s large family and corporate foundations.  The Business Development Manager will serve as a spokesperson for the organization in African capitals while simultaneously shepherding complex, large-scale funding proposals from identification to development to fruition.  Through strategic communications and expert relationship management, the Business Development Manager will secure major, multi-year commitments from multilaterals, bilaterals, and foundations.  This is an excellent position for a highly skilled and experienced professional looking for a meaningful development opportunity.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Business Development Manager will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Bilateral/Multilateral Business Development (35%) - Help design and implement the organization's public sector fundraising strategy. Pursue partnerships with multilateral and bilateral agencies.  Develop successful multi-million dollar funding proposals to support the organization, shepherding proposals through all required stages and decision-making processes.  Manage the required reporting and continued development of successful proposals.  Provide expertise and guidance to One Acre Fund field and corporate staff on the technical requirements and processes of these proposals.
  • Foundation Business Development (35%) - Help design and implement the organization's foundation fundraising strategy.  Scour the globe for large family and corporate foundations.  Develop relationships with new prospective funders and guide prospective funders towards multi-year, unrestricted funding – with tasks and responsibilities similar to above.
  • Global Spokesperson (20%) - Serve as an articulate and enthusiastic spokesperson for the organization, demonstrating an understanding of the organization's core model, approach, and the context in which it operates.  Speak on behalf of the organization at international conferences in topics such as Food Security, Agriculture, Microfinance, Poverty Alleviation, and East Africa Development.  Speaking engagements for this role are located primarily in East Africa, but also occasionally require travel to other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the US, and Asia.
  • Internal Coordination (10%) - Establish and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and partners (Policy, Communications, Field, and Finance teams). Collaborate with One Acre Fund's senior management team.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications and Requirements

Although we would ideally like someone with prior business development experience, we would also consider non-traditional candidates.  Most importantly we seek an individual with a keen business mind, strong presentation and relationship-building skills, and a passion for global development and social enterprise work.  The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Speaks the language of business. We are seeking someone that speaks the language of business – e.g., a current or former consultant, MBA, etc.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of budgeting and financial planning (especially in a non-profit context), and fluency in Excel.
  • Values fit. We put a high premium on values.  We want someone who has a true service orientation and humility – someone that puts our farmers before themselves.
  • People-orientation. We do not need an extreme extrovert, but we are seeking someone who wants to spend their day building relationships with people by pursuing referrals, attending conferences and networking events, etc.  We are seeking someone with excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel.  This role will have up to 20-30% travel, within Africa and other international destinations.  Dates of travel are highly flexible.
  • Strong Grasp of Fundraising Fundamentals. The ideal candidate will also have past experience in international fundraising, preferably with bilaterals and multilaterals, as well as past experience managing relationships with a broad array of prospective partners and funders.
  • Language: English required.

Personal Attributes

The following personal attributes are desired:

  • A deep commitment to serving the poor.
  • A passion for One Acre Fund's program
  • Comfort and experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and locations.
  • High energy level, and a personable, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and respectful demeanor.
  • Proven ability to serve as a team player and leader able to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A sense of humor.

Travel Requirement

Up to 20-30% domestically and internationally.

 

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible.

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Mgr./Dir. of Business Development


Wanted

Unique professional with 5–15+ years of work experience.

 

Job Location

Any major US city, New York ideal.

Duration
Minimum 2.5 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

We are one of the fastest-growing NGOs in the world. Although started only eight years ago, in 2013 we were a $28m organization with nearly 2,000 full-time staff, serving 130,000 hard-working families. Our growth shows no sign of slowing.  Although a majority of our funding comes from program revenues, we still fundraise $10m+ per year, growing very quickly.


Job Description

We are seeking a unique professional who will grow into our top business development role, and become a leadership team member. Although we would ideally like someone with prior business development experience, most importantly we seek an individual with a keen business mind, strong presentation and relationship-building skills, and a passion for global development and social enterprise work. Drawing on the support of our board, existing funders, Executive Director and U.S. Director, this person will be responsible for:

  • New donor lead generation and relationship development. The primary responsibility of this role is to create relationships with new potential funding partners (especially bilaterals, corporates, and large private / family foundations), working in the $200,000 per year to $3m per year investment range. Some of our largest funding relationships include some operational partnership, where we work with a funder to accomplish a global objective, such as accelerating the agriculture microfinance movement. This role will provide an exceptional opportunity to build and maintain relationships with some of the world’s leading thinkers in global development.
  • Business communication of the organization. Our donors are oftentimes well-regarded business leaders and entrepreneurs. We want someone who speaks the language of business. Our grant-makers conduct due diligence in the same way that an investor does diligence on a company. Communicating our work in terms a business leader would understand (financial sustainability, return on investment, replication potential) and to meet their varied strategic goals (whether rural livelihoods, or child nutrition, or environmental sustainability) is a constant and enjoyable exercise in business strategy.
  • Spokesperson for our farmers. Our organization is increasingly invited to high-profile events, and we often meet with the world’s top leaders in global development and social enterprise. This is one of the few key spokesperson roles in our organization. 
  • Build and mentor a growing team. In the next three years, we expect to grow our business development team from four staff currently to at least a dozen staff, growing very quickly thereafter. We expect to hire major gifts officers in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and the US, and to hire more researchers, grant-writers, and grant-reporters to provide maximum leverage. This is an exciting role for someone who enjoys mentoring and developing some of the world’s brightest and most passionate people.
  • Responsible leader. This position will grow into a leadership team role, with responsibility alongside our other U.S. leaders for overseeing the growth and strategic direction of our burgeoning U.S. (non-program) operations.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications
We are seeking someone with 5-15+ years of work experience who:

  • Speaks the language of business. We are not necessarily seeking a traditional fundraiser, as this is not a traditional fundraising role. We are seeking someone that speaks the language of business – e.g., a current or former consultant.  
  • Values fit. We put a high premium on values. We want someone who has a true service orientation and humility – someone that puts our farmers before themselves.
  • People-orientation. We do not need an extreme extrovert, but we are seeking someone who wants to spend their day building relationships with people by pursuing referrals, attending conferences and networking events, etc.
  • Willingness to travel.  This role will have approximately 60-90 nights per year of travel, half or more international. The travel commitment may diminish as we hire suitable staff in other continents, and dates of travel are highly flexible.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits
Health insurance in our group plan, 401k match, and 529 education fund matching contributions.

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

Director Major Gifts, US


Wanted
A highly energetic professional with 5+ years of experience.

 

Job Location
Major US city

 

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization, and seeks to further develop its major gifts program to support this growth with a specific focus on US individual and foundations donors.  This new position offers a candidate the opportunity to play a key role in building a major gifts program at an innovative and respected organization that delivers results, and to focus on a largely untapped source of funding for our organization.

 

The Director Major Gifts, US (“DMG US”) will be a senior Development Team leader responsible for building a broad base of support among local corporations, local private and family foundations, high net worth individuals, and small gift giving (including special events, online giving, and fundraising chapters).  Coordinating with our Director of Business Development and overall U.S. Director, you will identify donors with the potential to give $25,000 or more per year, and then work to secure those donations.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The DMG US will be responsible for creating and managing relationships with approximately 75 prospective donors, and to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from these donors.  The DMG US will achieve this by performing the following key duties:

  • Develop and implement fundraising plans to achieve One Acre Fund's major gift fundraising goals.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors by working with the development team, Board, existing funders, and volunteers; and by researching, networking, speaking, and writing about One Acre Fund.
  • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
  • Guide cultivation and solicitation strategies for local foundation, corporation, and individual donors and prospects.
  • Lead One Acre Fund's fundraising chapters, which are groups of One Acre Fund volunteers in (currently four) major cities around the US that run awareness-raising and fundraising events (e.g., galas, lunch & learns, house parties) 
  • Develop proposals, reports, budgets and related correspondence for local foundation, corporation, and individual donors and prospects.
  • Quickly learn One Acre Fund’s business and program model, in order to communicate both the compelling stories of our farmers and a compelling picture of our hard results and growth plans. 
  • Establish effective communications and working relationships with One Acre Fund's senior management team and in-country international staff.
  • Over time, build out (hire, onboard, develop, and mentor) a small team to assist you in these responsibilities.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications and Requirements
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • At least 5 years (ideally more) of experience in development or sales. What matters most, however, is your commitment to international development, and your passion for building and maintaining relationships with individuals and institutions that could support our work.
  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the $25k–100k+ range.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including a willingness to listen to internal and external constituents and learn from their best ideas.
  • Ability to travel 30% domestically and 5% internationally.
  • Language: English required.

Personal Attributes
The following personal attributes are desired:

  • A deep commitment to serving the poor.
  • A passion for helping to build Africa’s largest network of smallholder farmers.
  • Comfort and experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and locations.
  • High energy level, and a personable, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and respectful demeanor.
  • Proven ability to serve as a team player and leader able to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues.
  • Keen business mind.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Highly self-motivated and independent-minded.
  • A sense of humor.

Travel Requirement

Up to 30% domestically and 5% internationally.

 

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance in our group plan, 401k match, and 529 education fund matching contributions.

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

People Operations Associate Recruiter


Wanted
Exceptional professionals with an interest in people and recruiting, experience in a fast-paced work environment, and a deep interest in international development and/or nonprofit work.

 

Job Location

New York City

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly-growing organization with limitless potential for impact.  We commit significant resources to our recruiting efforts to hire the world’s best international development professionals.  Every year we receive tens of thousands of applications, and we are seeking an HR/administration professional with excellent organizational skills to help us manage our growing candidate pipeline.

 

The People Operations Associate Recruiter will join our US-based people operations team to provide support in a variety of areas.

 

Example duties include:

  • Application screening: The People Operations Associate Recruiter will be an integral part in our candidate screening and selection process from the review of applications through the interview process.  One Acre Fund seeks to hire international development professionals of the very best caliber, and application screening is a vital first step of that hiring process.  Applicants must truly enjoy the process of finding candidates who meet the qualifications we establish for the 40+ jobs we have in the field.
  • Candidate database management: As applicants move through One Acre Fund’s candidate pipeline, the People Operations Associate Recruiter will help to accurately track the progress of those applicants.
  • Candidate communication: Our hiring process is rigorous and requires a number of steps, including multiple interviews and exercises. The People Operations Associate Recruiter will coordinate these interviews, conduct some of the interviews and administer exercises at each step in the process.
  • Outreach activities: The People Operations Associate Recruiter will support One Acre Fund’s recruiting initiatives by ensuring that vacancies are up-to-date and continuously posted to relevant online job boards, as well as represent One Acre Fund at strategic recruiting events.
  • Recruiting special projects:  The people operations associate will play an integral part in ensuring our talent search is effective and successful and would be called on to come up with innovative strategies to recruit, grow and retain staffers.
  • Start-up tasks: We are a young organization that is growing rapidly.  This means that all staffers pitch in to ensure we are providing the very best support and services to both our staffers and clients. We are looking for a diligent and enthusiastic staffer who can tackle tasks quickly and accurately.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

With outstanding performance, the Associate Recruiter can expect to rise to a manager level with the responsibility of managing several staffers and a significant portion of our recruiting operations.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking someone with an interest in people and recruiting, experience in a fast-paced work environment, and a deep interest in international development and/or nonprofit work. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; the ability to perform tasks accurately and efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and superior written communication skills: The People Operations Associate Recruiter will have daily contact with our candidates and Africa-based team members and should be able to engage with them in a friendly and professional way.
  • The ability to multi-task while effectively prioritizing: The routine tasks of the People Operations Associate Recruiter will often have non-flexible deadlines.
  • Internal drive: The People Operations Associate Recruiter will often work without much supervision and must be a self-starter who can proactively complete tasks without continuous oversight.
  • Top-performing academic record(s): Please include GPA and test scores on your resume.
  • A humble approach to service: We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and humility.
  • A willingness to commit to this position: This is a long–term role that requires a minimum two-year commitment.
  • Language: English required; French is a plus.

Travel Requirement

Limited travel in the US is likely and may increase to up to 20% as the candidate transitions into a key member of our recruiting team.  Annual trip to Africa.

 

Preferred Start Date

Flexible, but as soon as possible.

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, 401k contribution, flexible work environment.

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

People Operations Analyst


Wanted
HR/administration professional with technical skills to assist department leaders in performing mission-critical tasks essential to recruiting, growing, and retaining our staff and building the People Operations department.

 

Job Location
New York City

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly-growing organization with limitless potential for impact.  We commit significant resources to our recruiting efforts to hire the world’s best international development professionals.  Every year we receive tens of thousands of applications, and we are seeking an HR/administration professional with technical skills to assist department leaders in performing mission-critical tasks essential to recruiting, growing, and retaining our staff and building the People Operations department.

 

The People Operations Analyst will join our US-based people operations team to provide support in a variety of areas.

 

Example duties include:

  • Assisting with meeting scheduling and preparation: Work with senior leadership to schedule meetings and create briefs, talking points, or slide decks in preparation for these meetings.
  • Researching and reporting industry best practices: The People Operations Analyst will be responsible for identifying resources to help build the team’s capacity, synthesizing content, and reporting this to the team.
  • General technical projects: The POPS analyst will provide website maintenance support and other technical tasks.
  • Data analysis: One Acre Fund receives 20,000+ applications each year for 50-100 jobs. Analyzing the data from these applications is an essential task which enables us to continue to spend our resources in the right areas. The POPS analyst will be responsible for testing hypotheses about our recruitment and hiring process.
  • Benefits and policy administration:  The analyst will be tasked with researching and implementing various employment benefits, policies, and initiatives.
  • Start-up tasks: We are a young organization that is growing rapidly.  This means that all staffers pitch in to ensure we are providing the very best support and services to both our staffers and clients. We are looking for a diligent and enthusiastic staffer who can tackle tasks quickly and accurately.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking someone ideally with HR or office administration experience. Candidates should have experience with Excel and PowerPoint, as well as a deep interest in international development and/or nonprofit work. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; the ability to perform tasks accurately and efficiently.
  • Experience in HR or a related field preferred.
  • Responsiveness to feedback: The People Operations Analyst will work closely with department leadership and will need to be able to integrate feedback on projects and work with increasing independence over time.
  • Internal drive: The People Operations Analyst will often work without much supervision and must be a self-starter who can proactively complete tasks without continuous oversight. 
  • Top-performing academic record(s): Please include GPA and test scores on your resume.
  • Strong technical skills in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Expression Engine preferred.
  • A humble approach to service: We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and humility.
  • A willingness to commit to this position: This is a long–term role that requires a minimum two-year commitment.
  • Language: English required; French is a plus.

Travel Requirement

Limited travel in the US is possible.  Annual trip to Africa.

 

Preferred Start Date

Flexible, but as soon as possible.

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, 401k contribution, flexible work environment.

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

U.S. Technology Officer


Wanted

A dynamic, flexible, and self-driven technology generalist to support our growing U.S. operations.

 

Job Location

U.S. (New York preferred)

 

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

 

Organization Description

Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

 

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic, flexible, and self-driven technology generalist to support our growing U.S. operations. As our operations expand rapidly, there is a growing opportunity for a technology lead who can manage and direct new technology projects, create and manage our web strategy, design new IT systems, and support various U.S. and international teams in their IT needs.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for the position will fall into a variety of categories—a successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously:

  • Systems – Manage our usage and maintenance of existing IT systems like Salesforce and Google Apps, while helping to develop and administer up-and-coming systems like:
    • Job application processing
    • Knowledge management and provisioning
    • Centralized HR system
    • Reimbursements
    • SEO/Google Adwords
    • International VoIP solution
  • Web administration – Help update and manage our web content including the blog, new page requests, and keeping our dashboard current; also troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Support – Provide targeted support to our existing U.S. teams (like Communications, Fundraising, and People Operations) on new requests, system maintenance, etc.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for a strong candidate who can juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and independently. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated ability as a technology generalist, who can comfortably excel in multiple simultaneous environments (frontend/backend, coding/UI, support, etc.)
  • Demonstrated technology proficiency in at least a few of the following categories:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Enterprise software
    • Google Apps
    • Salesforce
    • Knowledge/content management
  • Proficiency in some combination of HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, or Ruby, as demonstrated through at least one portfolio entry.
  • Experience in ExpressionEngine a plus.
  • Experience liaising with external developers a plus.
  • 2+ years of work experience in web and/or technology.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and work in a team.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to the position for at least two years.
  • Hard worker. We are looking for a self-motivated person who will consistently put in 100% performance for our farmers.
  • Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date

Flexible

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Health insurance, 401k contribution, flexible work environment.

 

To Apply

Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

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