Positions open, One Acre Fund


Senior Analyst to the President:

Wanted
Exceptional early-career professional with 3-5+ years' work experience and strong interest in international development, fundraising, and business development.

Job Location Washington, DC (preferred) or New York
Duration Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job

Job Description

One Acre Fund is looking for an exceptional Senior Analyst to join our Business Development team and support the work of the President of One Acre Fund USA. The candidate should be a highly organized team player ready to work with our writing, finance, and compliance teams to manage new and existing grants. Responsibilities will include:

● Research and writing: Support the President of One Acre Fund USA with in-depth research and writing tasks. These tasks will include writing briefs on potential new donor groups to pursue, performing research on strategic speaking opportunities for One Acre Fund staff, drafting and assembling materials for donor meetings, and assisting with grant-writing from time to time.

● Analysis: A project might be a benchmarking of the organizational structures and funding strategies of peer nonprofits or the development of a multi-year budget projecting revenues and expenses for a One Acre Fund agricultural product or country.

● Presentation development: The Senior Analyst will help the President of One Acre Fund USA assemble a variety of presentations – for the top social entrepreneurship conferences, internal board meetings, top global foundation and bilateral funder pitches, internal retreats, etc. The analyst will work hand-in-hand with the President of One Acre Fund USA to create a storyline, conduct research and analysis, and compose a compelling set of materials.

● General administrative support: The Senior Analyst will be tasked with providing general administrative support to the head of the fundraising department, including managing correspondence, calendars, travel arrangements, and meeting and interview logistics.



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 someone with a sharp business mind (e.g., former management consultant or similar professional), strong interpersonal and communication skills, and an abiding commitment to our value of humbly serving farmers.

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-5 years of work experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

● Speaks the language of business. We are not necessarily seeking a traditional fundraiser, as this is not a traditional fundraising role. Our donors are looking for someone with business fluency (communicates in financial sustainability, return on investment, impact per donor dollar, etc.).

● Strong writing skills. Please attach two writing samples to your application form.

● Management consulting or similar professional services experience preferred.

● Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred.

● Demonstrated understanding of and experience in international development or the social sector more broadly.

● 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 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 20-40 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: Please go to our website and apply through our online application.

Senior Analyst to the US Managing Director
Wanted
Exceptional early-career professional with 3-5+ years' work experience and strong interest in international development, strategy and research, and business / partner development

Job Location
New York/Philadelphia, within initial onboarding period in East Africa

Duration
Minimum 2 year commitment, full-time job

Job Description
One Acre Fund is looking for an exceptional individual based in New York or Philadelphia, with ability to travel between the two, to join our fast-growing US team. One Acre Fund US serves as the resource engine for our field program – providing the talent, money, and opportunities that have enabled 50% per year growth in the farm families we’ve reached and impact we’ve generated for the past 3 years.

One Acre Fund’s US Managing Director coordinates the six global support functions that operate out of the US, manages One Acre Fund’s global boards, manages a portfolio of critical donor and partner relationships, and represents One Acre Fund in a variety of external contexts. The Senior Analyst will report directly to the US Managing Director, providing research, strategy, and analytic support across this range of responsibilities, with the potential to grow into a Chief of Staff.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of successfully managing a large scope in a fast-paced environment (management consulting preferred), providing the highest-value strategic support to senior decision-makers. This person also possesses a deep understanding of, experience in, and passion for international development and social sector work. The candidate should be a team player ready to work across several departments and manage multiple complex projects under tight deadlines. Responsibilities will include:

● Strategy: Support the US Managing Director with in-depth research and writing tasks on topics of the highest strategic importance to the US and entire organization. Examples include creating a global enterprise risk management framework for the organization and developing an alumni engagement strategy. The Senior Analyst will also be able to present research and insights in clear, concise written and oral briefings for senior leadership.

● Business/ partner development support: Assist the US Managing Director in managing top donor and partner relationships. Sample projects could include preparing meeting briefs with prospects, assembling tailored presentations for high-value external meetings, and executing key actions following such meetings.

● US Leadership Council support: One Acre Fund US is governed by a (currently) five-person leadership council of our senior-most functional leaders. The Senior Analyst will help prepare for leadership meetings, track action items and execute on key deliverables that will drive productivity and collaboration across all US-based departments.

● Governing Board support: Develop (and coordinate others to develop) materials for quarterly board meetings, managing logistics, and attending board meetings, where the highest level of strategic conversations take place with our senior leaders and advisors.

● General administrative support: Provide general administrative support to the US Managing Director, including managing correspondence, calendars, travel arrangements, and meeting and interview logistics.

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 3-5+ years of work experience and demonstrated experience in the social sector and international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

● High-performing professional experience (e.g., management consulting or similar).
● Excellent undergraduate academic performance
● Graduate degree in a relevant field, especially MBA, preferred.
● Demonstrated understanding of and experience in international development and the social sector.
● Strong research and analytic skills.
● Impeccable organization skills and attention to detail.
● Excellent written and oral communications, especially with executive audiences. Of particular value is an ability to summarize complex information clearly and concisely.
● Flexibility – someone who is able to juggle multiple projects and change priorities as new projects arise.
● 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.
● Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date Immediate
Compensation Commensurate with experience.

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



Sponsor International Candidates

No



To apply:


Please go to our website and apply through our online application.







DevOps Engineer



Wanted

Exceptional professional with 2+ years of experience, strong programming skills, and an interest in building out technical solutions to support our field operations.



Job Location

Rural Kenya



Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.



Job Description

One Acre Fund relies on a home-grown Client Management Information System to help us manage our field program information. As we grow our organization, we need to continually improve this system and facilitate its integration with third party tools. Currently our Client Management Information System handles the enrollment of 180,000-300,000 smallholder farmers spread over multiple countries, records farm supply orders, manages the delivery of seed, fertilizer, and solar lights to clients, tracks millions of payment transactions, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.



Given poor internet connectivity, our database uses a distributed client/server model where field offices can perform data entry and run reports offline while syncing with a central server as needed. On the backend the technologies used are SQL server 2014 with merge replication to field offices, while on the front end we use MVC.Net, Breeze.js and Angular.js. We use an Agile development strategy with frequent deployments of new versions to multiple locations.



The DevOps Engineer will be based in Western Kenya. S/he will be responsible for the following:

● Coordinate the rollout of new versions of the system to offices in multiple countries.

● Work with our local IT staff to support users when they are experiencing technical difficulties with the software

● Troubleshoot any issues with the system and relay information about possible bugs to the Quality Assurance team

● Develop automation tools for our operational environment

● Build out solutions to help our developers and Quality Assurance teams be more efficient



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+ year(s) of work experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

● Solid programming/scripting skills- C# and PowerShell preferred

● Familiarity with build and release management, and deployment tools like Jenkins and OctopusDeploy

● Very strong self-manager. After an initial six-month period of heavy mentorship, supervision will consist of 1 weekly check-in. We need someone who is very well-organized and can manage their work independently

● Work or internship experience in a professional environment; ideally 2+ years of work experience

● Willingness to commit to the position for at least 2 years

● Experience living in a developing country desired, but not a requirement

● Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong technical skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach.

● Language: English required, French is 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:


Please go to our website and apply through our online application.







Software Developer



Wanted

Exceptional professional with 2+ years of experience, solid programming skills, and a knowledge of database concepts to improve our existing technical systems.



Job Location

Rural Kenya



Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.



Job Description

One Acre Fund relies on a home-grown Client Management Information System to help us manage our field program information. As we grow our organization, we need to continually improve this system and facilitate its integration with third party tools. Currently our Client Management Information System handles the enrollment of 180,000-300,000 smallholder farmers spread over multiple countries, records farm supply orders, manages the delivery of seed, fertilizer, and solar lights to clients, tracks millions of payment transactions, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.



Given poor internet connectivity, our database uses a distributed client/server model where field offices can perform data entry and run reports offline while syncing with a central server as needed. On the backend the technologies used are SQL server 2014 with merge replication to field offices, while on the front end we use MVC.Net, Breeze.js and Angular.js. As we are growing, we are looking to:

● Improve our existing tools to capture a wide variety of program configurations per country and provide functionality for a multitude of field product and process innovations

● Provide central management and reporting tools while maintaining a focus on field usability

● Build out efficient bulk data entry functionality with a heavy focus on data quality control, as well as field-facing mobile and tablet data entry, and reporting where appropriate

The Developer will be based in Western Kenya. S/he will be responsible for the following:

● Field-facing mission-critical Program Management System:

● Participate in the continued development of our mission-critical custom database which impacts every aspect of operations

● Develop features which allow for flexibility in the way individual countries run their operations, while still focusing on reusability 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

● Maintain coding standards and participate in peer code reviews

● Technology experimentation: Experiment with a variety of technologies to improve operations. Investigate appropriate solutions for deploying upgrades, database scaling and interacting with 3rd 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 tasks: We are a young organization that is growing rapidly, which means all staffers pitch in to ensure we are providing the very best support and services to both our team and clients.



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. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

● Solid programming skills. C#/MVC.Net/Breeze.js/Angular.js preferable, but not required

● Knowledge of database concepts and SQL/Linq

● Very strong self-manager. After an initial six-month period of heavy mentorship, supervision will consist of 1 weekly check-in. We need someone who is very well-organized and can manage their work independently

● Work or internship experience in a professional environment; ideally 2+ years of work experience

● Willingness to commit to the position for at least 2 years

● Experience living in a developing country desired, but not a requirement

● Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong technical skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service

● Language: English required, French is 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



East Africans Encouraged to Apply



To apply:


Please go to our website and apply through our online application.







Finance Director & Corporate Controller



Wanted

Exceptional professional with 8+ years of experience and a passion for international development.



Job Location

Kigali



Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.



Job Description

Reporting to the chief financial officer (CFO), the Finance Director/Corporate Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance operations, accounting, auditing, and compliance of the organization which has a budget nearing $100 million. You will supervise a team of over 40 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll support, and compliance. You will ensure that One Acre Fund has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits in all 10+ countries of operation. Working closely with program leaders and their staff, you will educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures and also explore how the finance function can support program operations. You will also work directly with the CFO to prepare and deliver presentations to the board and audit committees while working very closely with the senior leadership team.

Team Leadership: Your primary responsibility will be to build an amazing team with strong deputies and excellent client service provided to non-finance departments.

● Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;

● Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Finance and Accounting: You will be responsible for every piece of our financial operations and accounting function, including:

● Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements in all countries of operations.

● Prepare accurate and timely financial statements every month for every business unit and country operation.

● Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.

● Coordinate all audit activity for all countries of operations.

● Support the CFO in engaging the board’s audit committee around financial operations, compliance, and control environment.



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 8+ years of senior finance and accounting experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, as well as a demonstrated passion for international development. S/he will ideally have experiences at a complex company that has multiple programs in multiple countries.

● Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and other key finance functions.

● Experience at for-profit companies, as well as nonprofit, is ideal.

● 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.

● CPA, ACCA, and/or MBA preferred.

● Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.

● Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.

● Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation.

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners.

● Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.

● Experience in retail or other large volume cash business a plus.

● Language: English required; French or Kinyarwanda a plus.



Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible



Compensation

Commensurate with experience.



Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.



Sponsor International Candidates

Yes



East Africans are encouraged to apply.



To apply:


Please go to our website and apply through our online application.



Global Director of People Operations



Wanted

Exceptional experienced professional with a deep interest in people, experience in a fast-paced work environment, and a significant interest in international development and nonprofit work.



Job Location

E. Africa rural field site or capital city, with up to 25% travel (initial 6 months will require 50% time in rural East Africa)

Duration Minimum 3 years commitment for full-time career role

Job Description
Our Global Director of People Operations will be one of the most important people in the organization, and will quickly join the organization-wide leadership group. S/he will be a key deputy of the Global Director of Operations, and will lead all human resource and talent management functions in our 4,000+ person organization, spanning several departments.

This is not a typical HR management role, since we think of HR differently than most companies. We take pride in our innovative approach to talent and team; our creative recruitment strategies drive more than 35,000 international and 100,000 country national applications per year; we retain top professionals in field postings far longer than most organizations and companies; we are building a high-performing, mission-driven team that is primarily based in rural areas, so that they can learn from our customers on a daily basis. Our team matters more than anything else, and we are seeking an exceptional, innovative leader who can help take our HR and talent functions to the next level as we continue to scale rapidly.

The overarching goals for this role are to:

● Continue building best-in-class people functions to help us recruit, develop and retain top global and country-national talent across more than 10 countries. We have a team of dozens of experienced staff members working on innovative People solutions and are seeking an innovative leader to help push the team and our progress even further.

● Make One Acre Fund the best place to work in the world for development professionals looking to build a career in social impact

● Drive innovation across all HR and talent functions

● Help us maintain our unique culture as we scale

Specific responsibilities include:

● Setting Vision & Strategy:

○ Work with senior leaders to collaboratively set and execute on long-term vision for all HR and talent functions, under the “People Division” umbrella
○ Work with leadership on organizational design and change management, to help maintain a high-performing, motivated, and impactful team
○ Build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships across several global departments, and amongst key leaders in all countries
○ Identify and execute on key areas for strategic innovation

● Building Team: Day-to-day management of multiple director-level staff, with a total team size of several dozen staff
○ The following teams fall under the management of the Global Director of People Operations (HR):

■ Global Recruitment and HR, Country-based Recruitment and HR, Training and Development, People Innovations, and Corporate Operations (health, safety, facilities, visitors)
○ Global Director of HR will be responsible for rapidly growing the careers of the leaders of these departments through weekly check-ins and workshops, ongoing development feedback, and bi-annual career reviews.

● Executing on Key Organizational Initiatives: Deliver results on key organizational initiatives related to all aspects of HR and talent management, including working with our outstanding team of department directors in the following areas:
○ Recruitment

■ Help strengthen and diversify our recruitment pipeline from global and in-country talent pools, and streamline hiring processes

■ Build a strong internal and external brand to attract and retain top talent in our field

■ Help recruit top talent to fill leadership positions

■ Continually monitor and (when necessary) improve upon compensation and benefits package to remain competitive
○ Development

■ Collaborate with leadership to identify and address training and development needs to roll out to our global staff.

■ Design and implement scalable professional development services to build the careers of our amazing staff members in 10+ countries.
○ Retention

■ Maintain our unique organizational culture across a growing number of country operations

■ Develop an innovative approach to retaining talent, particularly in rural postings

■ Build practical systems to ensure health and safety of staff across several field and capital city sites
○ Data and Compliance

■ Improve collection and use of data using HRIS and other systems

■ Use data to make educated decisions about people strategy

■ Work closely with Legal team to minimize HR and compliance risks

○ Generally - design and implement innovative and impactful systems that can scale across several countries in E. Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia
○ Note: Most work will be done through our incredible team of key deputies and department directors, but direct involvement in sketching, creating, and editing of key deliverables will be required.

● Leading Innovation in HR and Talent Management: Drive innovation across all HR and talent management functions, by thinking creatively and outside the box. We are not looking to build a run-of-the-mill HR department. Example focus areas include:

○ Creatively expand our global reach into untapped talent pools, and attract the best people available (E. Africa, W. Africa, Asia, etc.)
○ Continue designing creative solutions to retaining top talent in rural field locations
○ Use technology to cost-effectively deliver professional development services across several countries
○ Continually raise the bar and create an exceptional “customer experience” for all staff

● Communication:
○ Serve as the global voice for all HR and talent-related issues, to the organization and top leadership. Help all HR teams work and communicate together to provide the most impactful results to our staff and clients.

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 candidates with 7-10+ years work experience as a general manager/ leader in a fast-growing organization, and a propensity for innovation – C-level executives or co-founders would be ideal candidates. Prior HR experience preferred but not required if the candidate has held a senior-level position at an innovative organization that places a strong emphasis on People. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encourage to apply:

● Passion for building teams, finding talent, building relationships and tackling challenging people-related issues

● Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Strong data and analytical skills; advanced Excel a plus

● Experience working in a multi-cultural work place in a developing country, ideally in East Africa, a plus

● Creativity and strong problem solving skills

● Top-performing educational background; related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required

● 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.

● Language: Fluent English required; Swahili, Kinyarwanda and/or French a plus

Preferred Start Date Flexible
Compensation Commensurate with experience.

Benefits Health insurance, retirement contribution, immunizations, flights, housing and food stipends, flexible work environment.

Sponsor International Candidates Yes
East Africans highly encouraged to apply

To apply: Please go to our website and apply through our online application.

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 nonprofit work.

Job Location New York
Duration Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

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.

● People support: Support staff during their entire life cycle at the organization, with a particular focus on new staff onboarding. Provide staff with exceptional customer service.

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:
Please go to our website and apply through our online application.

Ethiopia Government Services Manager

Wanted
Exceptional leader to oversee the field operations of our primary government services program in Ethiopia.

Job Location Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
Duration Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Job Description

African governments have the most presence in rural communities of any entity. One Acre Fund has partnerships with three African governments and is seeking to grow these efforts and establish new partnerships to increase yields for farm families. Our Government Services Unit does not simply write reports and drop them off at government offices - we work closely with national, regional, and local officials to improve the design of services provided by the government and to work side by side with the government in the field to ensure high quality implementation.

In Ethiopia, the Government employs tens of thousands of qualified extension agents with nationwide coverage in many markets. We are working with the Ethiopian government to update the information which the extension system is disseminating to farmers, improve the delivery of this information at the village level, and promote adoption of best agricultural practices to significantly increase yields for farm families. Our current partnership with the extension system affects over 150,000 teff farm families in Amhara Region, and operations involve over 700 extension agents and 7000 model farmers. We are also trialing larger innovations with the extension system, from designing and manufacturing simple handheld tools to improve planting practices to use of new technologies such as video and mobile to get the right information into farmer’s hands.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join this early-stage team and manage the field operations of this program to enhance farmer education and extension agent field strategies. In addition to ensuring impeccable implementation, you will oversee program planning, expansion, refinement and content creation while building a world-class team. Key responsibilities and skills will include:

● Manage Program Execution: You’ll lead the team that is ultimately responsible for the timely implementation of our unique program that fights poverty and hunger on a daily basis. You exemplify our belief in putting Farmers First by determining and implementing methods to deliver on plans and keep our program growing in scale and impact from season to season. You’ll systematically review what works and what doesn’t, and you'll integrate this knowledge into a continually improving program. This will include contributing to developing our overall growth strategy and adjusting the design of operations to maximize our impact.

● Manage Key Relationships: You will lead staff who are responsible for managing relationships with local government partners. You’ll work through strategy and messaging with them on a regular basis so that the program can grow in impact and scale. Your team will also be responsible for updating key officials.

● Lead Content Creation: Your team will develop and improve essential content for the extension system, from simple pictorial guides for farmers to training guides for extension staff, to drive behavior change and maximize our impact in the field.

● Team Leadership and Staff Development: You’re passionate about people development. To scale this operation, you will need to build a team of top national team members. You’ll plan and oversee teambuilding, ensure accountability, and find creative ways to inspire and unite a large team. You’ll establish and cultivate strong relationships to ensure that all staff on the Field Operations team can maximize their career performance and job satisfaction as part of the One Acre Fund family. You’ll epitomize One Acre Fund’s value of being a family of leaders by developing and maintaining processes ensuring that everyone is continually mentored, challenged, and supported by the organization.

● Innovation Strategy: You dream big – you’ll be creating and supporting ideas that will help One Acre Fund reach its goal of serving 1 million farmers by 2020. Among other things, this will entail providing regular feedback on trial ideas and practical support to our innovation team as they work to integrate new products and new program design ideas into our core program.

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 candidates with 3-5+ years of work experience and 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.

● A proven passion for developing the skills and leadership capacity of others.

● Experience managing multiple projects and the deliverables of others.

● 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 ASAP

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: Please go to our website and apply through our online application.

M&E Associate
Wanted Smart and dedicated self–starter to use data to improve operations and impact on customers.

Job Location Bungoma, Kenya and Zomba, Malawi
Duration Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

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.

Primary Duties and 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 for Rwanda; English for 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: Please go to our website and apply through our online application.

Strategic Purchasing & Quality Team Lead

Wanted
Exceptional professional with 2-5+ years of work experience with strong research and analysis skills and interest in agricultural supply chains and commodity markets.

Job Location
Kigali, Rwanda with regular travel to rural Rwanda and Burundi; or Rural Kenya with regular travel to Nairobi and Tanzania

Duration Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Job Description

One Acre Fund purchases over $4 million per year in goods over 40,000+ transactions on behalf of 400,000 smallholder farmers. We are seeking two strong team leads to manage what is currently a disparate group of over 16 staff spread across 4 countries of operation to architect standardized processes, implement with 100% sustained quality improvements, and drive 5% of purchasing cost out of the system.

These two leads will coordinate across all teams at One Acre Fund to maintain the consistent flow of purchasing information. They will work closely together to build, develop, and lead these purchasing teams in order to eliminate waste, develop standardized quality control metrics, and ultimately deliver a world-class purchasing department at the feet of our 400,000 farmers across rural East Africa.

Responsibilities of the Purchasing Lead will include:

● Team Management & Leadership Development

○ Mentoring strong procurement directors in each country to build leadership and team management skills
○ Coaching local purchasing teams to identify high quality, high level suppliers and negotiate for best pricing and terms
○ Working with multi-national staff and suppliers
○ Identifying strong local talent pools for recruiting high quality procurement staff

● Defined Business Processes

○ Setting up procurement mechanisms and systems by incorporating best practices from other organizations and identifying strong, long-term supplier relationships
○ Mapping out current procurement practices to identify and implement cost- and time-saving improvements
○ Implementing standardized practices across all country procurement teams to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service

● Define Measurable Quality Metrics

○ Ensuring consistent, predictable quality by building strong Quality Assurance processes
○ Preventing fraud and corruption challenges along the procurement value chain
○ Coordinating across teams to evaluate Quality Assurance measures and implement best practices

● Building Outstanding Communication Channels

○ Becoming familiar with One Acre Fund teams and structures to ensure the local procurement team is best supporting their internal clients
○ Working closely with Logistics teams to minimize delivered costs
○ Working closely with other internal teams to reduce overall spend
○ Improving overall procurement process transparency

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 experience in and a passion for procurement and supply chain. 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, preferably in positions where frequent cross-department communication was required
● Some experience in procurement/supply chains strongly preferred
● Creativity and strong problem solving skills. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems.
● A passion for world class customer service
● Outstanding communication skills with suppliers, reports, peers and management
● Experience working internationally preferred
● Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
● Ability to work and make decisions independently
● Good oral and written communication skills
● Top-performing academic background
● Language: English required, French and Swahili preferred

Preferred Start Date ASAP

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
East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply:
Please go to our website and apply through our online application.
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