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One Acre Fund


Contract Videographer (6 months Contract)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Seeking a talented full-time videographer with 3+ years of demonstrated professional video experience to help execute on numerous video projects over a 6-month full-time contract.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly.
We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: We’re looking for a full-time videographer for a six-month contract to produce professional quality short videos for One Acre Fund trainings, marketing, fundraising, and brand. We’re looking for someone with 3+ years of demonstrated professional video experience to help execute on numerous video projects over a 6-month window.
Over the six-month window, the videographer will be embed with our Communications team, working from our Nairobi office with travel to rural Kenya and around East Africa for shoots. The videos will often be short 2-3 minute pieces meant to share staff stories, teach staff skills trainings, and market our brand.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Drafting shot lists
·         Building storyboards
·         Shooting with DSLRs
·         Directing video shoots
·         Subtitling videos in 7 or more different languages
·         Recutting existing videos
·         Project management
·         Editing sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Career Growth and Development: We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3+ year(s) of work experience and a demonstrated passion for our mission to embed into our Communications team in our Nairobi office.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Proficient shooting video on Nikon DSLRs
·         Proficient at editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
·         Can work from creative briefs to develop engaging storyboards
·         Strong ability to make subjects feel comfortable on camera, working with translators as needed
·         Comfortable with regular travel and shooting in rural settings
·         Openness to feedback and enthusiasm for learning
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Strong project management and organization skills
·         Ability to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
·         Language: English and Swahili required. Other languages common in East Africa is an added benefit
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: 6-month contract
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya. Kenyan country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/4d4d048b1
Closing date: October 17th, 2019

Global Data Analyst
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Seeking a passionate and analytically-minded professional with strong communication skills to drive high-quality research design and data analysis across One Acre Fund.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly.
We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description
From research to sales to strategy to operations, the Global Data Analyst has the unique opportunity to improve decision-making across all aspects of One Acre Fund’s program using many diverse data types, such as sales, yield, demographic and satellite data, to enable us to reach more farmers with greater impact.
The Global Data Analyst will help expand our program to over one million farmers by executing analyses for strategic decision-making on repayment, expansion, and other business functions, and work directly with program leaders to interpret results and make data-driven decisions. The Global Data Analyst will play an integral role in shaping One Acre Fund’s data strategy, including dreaming up and executing new ways to use our data to improve our program.
Additionally, One Acre Fund has a robust agronomic and socioeconomic research program spanning all countries of operation. This role will work closely with country research teams to ensure all trials are executed at the highest possible standards, provide follow-up analytical support and training to team members, and support with warehousing of our agronomic data to make our research outputs accessible to external collaborators, further increasing One Acre Fund’s smallholder farmer impact across the continent.
To succeed in this role, you will need to be a strong communicator and have a solid analytical background with experience in experimental design. You will need to be comfortable interpreting ambiguous results generated with imperfect data, and advising leaders on relative risk associated with different decisions based on the results of your analysis.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Formulate, execute, and interpret rigorous analyses for strategic program decisions (40%). Examples of recent work include:
·         Use unsupervised machine learning methods to define zones for crop insurance in Malawi.
·         Working with the Kenya program to create a new data-driven expansion strategy to reach tens of thousands of new farmers in 2020.
·         Analyzing the relationship between farmer compliance with our agronomic recommendations and yield outcomes in Rwanda to prioritize trainings to increase program impact.
·         Identify new ways to use our data to drive program reach and impact.
·         Manage pipeline of projects and prioritize according to greatest impact.
Provide ongoing support to R&D teams (30%):
·         Improve analytical quality through mentoring junior analysts, reviewing analyses, and creating new training materials.
·         Drive trial design and analysis quality through internal trial review board.
·         Enforce compliance with data quality control protocols and advise on new data quality improvements.
Lead impact data management and support with external partner data requests (30%):
·         Work closely with the Business Intelligence team to standardize previous yield and agronomic practice data in order to make data accessible to the external research community.
·         Support knowledge management by curating historical One Acre Fund trial data and analyses and disseminating results, methodologies, sample sizes, etc. to teams running similar trials.
·         Manage relationship between internal One Acre Fund country teams and external research partners.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2-3+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Strong, relevant quantitative work experiences, including translating results to external, non-analytical audiences.
·         Former research assistants and business or financial analysts are encouraged to apply.
·         Prior experience with experimental and quasi-experimental trial design and analysis, model specification, exploratory data analysis, and data visualization.
·         Prior experience working in managing external/internal relationships by prioritizing projects and building consensus with different stakeholders.
·         Advanced proficiency in R. Must be comfortable cleaning data, executing statistical analyses in R, and using R Markdown. Additional experience in using R for geo-spatial data analysis preferred.
·         Ability to easily explain technical concepts to non-technical decision makers and grow the analytical skills of others.
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
·         Degree in the fields of economics, econometrics, mathematics or statistics preferred.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible.
Job Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job.
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes, for Kigali, Rwanda. Must have existing rights to work in Kenya to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Application link: https://grnh.se/05c556011
Closing date: December 1st, 2019

Head of Kenya Expansion
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
In our mission to serve every farming community in Kenya, we’re seeking a results-driven professional to lead strategy and operational planning for rapid geographic and organisational growth.
One Acre Fund Kenya is our largest and fastest-growing country of operation.
Our vision for 2030 is to transform every farming community in Kenya through sustained food security and pathways to prosperity. The Head of Expansion leads the strategy and planning to grow our operations to new areas, and reach hundreds of thousands more farmers each year.
The Head of Expansion will join our Program Design team, and report to our Director of Program Design.
Responsibilities include:
·         Build 5-year strategy for expansion to new areas
·         Drive from strategy to a concrete yearly plan for expansion activities
·         Coordinate expansion decision-making and implementation across departments
·         Lead major projects to increase our program performance in new expansion areas
·         Conduct surveys and analysis to identify expansion opportunities
·         Manage a small team of middle- to senior-level staff
·         Oversee a field team leading operations in newer expansion areas
·         Manage communication of key decisions and priorities across all teams, from senior leadership to field staff
Career Growth: We have a culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You can shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are looking for professionals with 6+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
·         3+ years of managing a successful team
·         Project management: Design, plan and implement complex projects to success
·         Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
·         Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
·         Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
·         Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor’s Degree
·         A willingness to commit to living in a rural area for at least two years
·         English required; Kiswahili strongly preferred
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: This role is based in Kakamega. You may work up to 35% from another location of your choice.
Compensation: Consistent with experience
Duration: Full-time job
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Must have existing rights to work in Kenya.
Application link: https://grnh.se/514be3e71
Closing date: December 23, 2019

Kenya Deputy Country Director – Operations
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Seeking an exceptional leader with a proven track record managing people and systems operations to co-lead the largest country operation in One Acre Fund.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly.
We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: The Deputy Country Director – Operations will be an essential part of a leadership team that manages the largest program in One Acre Fund and one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. The Kenya program serves over 550,000 clients, manages over $55m in loans and over 3,000 staff. By 2030, we aim to transform every farming community in Kenya, and serve more than 1.5 million Kenyan farm families.
The Deputy Country Director – Operations will report to the Country Director and set the strategy for managing a 3,000 person workforce and running the largest rural delivery network in Kenya. You will directly manage over 225 staff and two essential divisions: People and Systems.
You will:
·         Guide country level strategy for our largest country operations, together with the Country Director and two other Deputy Country Directors.
·         Be a member of the Kenya Leadership Team, leading country-wide strategy and important projects alongside this group of senior leaders.
·         Manage the People Division Lead. This is a 75+ person division consisting of two major departments; Human Resources and Corporate Operations.
·         Work with the People Director to improve our people support to over 3,000 employees in the Kenya program through making systematic upgrades to our HR systems and corporate operations processes and services
·         Take a lead role in advancing all of the organisations Diversity and Inclusion projects in Kenya – a top priority for all senior leadership.
·         Manage the Systems Division Lead. This is a 150+ person division consisting of three major departments; Logistics, Business Operations and Procurement.
·         Work with the Systems Director to evolve the programs systems to support new innovations and program changes, incorporate new technology and build foundations to handle 25%+ annual growth in program size
·         Work with a range of global systems teams to ensure bi-directional feedback between them and Kenya’s systems teams to align goals and co-ordinate major systems improvements
Career Growth and Development: We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with 12+ years work experience as a general manager/leader in a fast-growing organization, and a propensity for innovation.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         12+ years of experience in senior roles successfully managing large teams or companies of 250+ staff that required significant management and operational experience.
·         C-suite experience such as COO, CTO or CSO in medium-large companies is preferred.
·         A passion for providing hands-on execution guidance across systems and people-focused divisions
·         Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine leadership with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders.
·         A passion for One Acre Fund’s program and the desire to advance our mission of empowering hard-working farmers
·         At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
·         Language: English required
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Location: Initially based in Kakamega, but with significant location flexibility available over time (Nairobi or in East Africa)
Benefits: Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/3083bd531
Closing date: December 23, 2019

Tanzania Product Innovations Lead
Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Seeking an exceptional trial design and management professional with 3-5+ years of experience to increase our impact per farmer by leading our Product Innovations strategy and execution.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly.
We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description
Product Innovations Department Overview: The Product Innovations (PI) Lead will sit with the Impact Division, reducing the risk of farmer investments by offering proven, impactful products and trainings. Product Innovations drives One Acre Fund towards continual growth by researching and trialing agricultural products, non-agricultural products, and trainings that solve the fundamental challenges that Tanzanian farmers face.
The department works to maximize adoption or adherence and minimize logistical complications in an effort to reach as many farmers as possible with high impact products.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Team Management of 25+ Department Staff
·         Team management of 25+ department staff.
·         Lead product strategy to maximize farmer impact and enrollment through both products and trainings.
·         Design and oversee efficient product trials on both agricultural products (example: a new fertilizer blend on potato) and non-agricultural products (example: solar lights). Trial objectives vary, including assessing effectiveness of product on farmer income as well as reducing risks to program complexity during roll out.
·         Plan budget, staffing, and project priorities each year and for the coming 3-5 years.
·         Coordinate and foster efficient learning with other Product Innovations Leads, agricultural and analysis experts, and other departments both within the program country and cross-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
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
·         Commitment: Ability to make a minimum 2 year commitment living in rural Tanzania, full-time
·         Management: 3+ years of directly managing and developing a successful team
·         Project management: 2+ years experience with designing, planning and implementing multiple complex projects at once to success
·         Trial design and analysis: Practical experience writing research plans based on objectives including survey data collection, data analysis leading to specific recommendations, and report writing
·         Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
·         Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
·         Cross-cultural fluency: Ability to collaborate and learn from colleagues from diverse backgrounds
·         Leadership experience in the marketing sector is an advantage
·         Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor’s Degree with relevant Masters degree preferred
·         English required; Kiswahili strongly preferred
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes; country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/ed6da92d1
Closing date: December 23, 2019

Rwanda Innovations and Research Lead
Location: Rubengera, Rwanda
We are seeking a creative and innovative thinker with a go-getter attitude that is passionate about designing and trialing early stage ideas based on solid research.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly.
We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: Our goal is to increase the impact for the hundreds of thousands of farmers we serve across Rwanda by encouraging them to purchase impactful products and training them on better agricultural techniques. Our vision is to see a visible impact in the homes of every Rwandan farmer by 2030. Join our team and help us work towards this vision.
We are seeking a creative and innovative thinker with a go-getter attitude that is passionate about designing and trialing early-stage ideas based on solid research. Drive significant innovation in Field Operations and permanently solve difficult problems.
Your role is all about identifying and implementing improvements to the status quo – not just through minor tweaks to strategy, but through cross-cutting re-conceptualizations of how we operate and deliver impact to farmers. The Vision for the FOPs Innovation and Research Team (IR) is to be the one-stop-shop for qualitative research support and designing innovative solutions to reach our 5-year strategy goals.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Management of Field Trial Unit and trial design
·         Design and oversee the execution of interventions with the potential to solve major and complex strategic problems for the organization. Design interventions to solve one problem at a time: Generate ideas for interventions and facilitate the decision for the biggest bet to solve this problem. Design 1-2 small scale rapid field tests per season to provide best-practices on small nudges and tweaks within the program for the upcoming season to optimize staff behavior and adoption.
Management of Strategy Research Unit and optimization
·         Supporting Research Strategy Lead in optimizing processes for Impact and Research Managers and Quantitative Research Team. It is the goal of this role to ensure the increase in the scope of both teams over time and to incorporate further research methodologies and tech support.
Strategy Research
·         Collaborate with Strategy Leads to create a shared strategy research pipeline and collaboratively set criteria to evaluate and prioritize projects.
·         Projects owned by you: You will only take on strategy research projects that will deliver outcomes to achieve country and department OKRs. 2019’s focus will be on 2 key strategic results; research collaboration on non-adopters and pre-commercial farming.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptionally creative and innovative thinker with at least 2+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Creative and innovative thinker with a go-getter attitude.
·         Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional with 2+ years of work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business.
·         Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance. Master’s degree desirable.
·         High level of critical thinking abilities
·         Demonstrated track-record of qualitative research work. Experience with design thinking and Design Methods desirable.
·         High level of detail orientation and self-organization. You should be a proactive problem solver and a strong communicator. This portfolio is a high priority for the organization and, as such, demands a high level of excellence in execution
·         Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
·         Experience with personnel management and passion for professional development and capacity building of your team.
Preferred Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Job Location: Rubengera, Rwanda
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job.
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes; country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/2d63bf3e1
Closing date: December 23, 2019

Tanzania Government Relations Specialist
Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Seeking an exceptional government relations specialist in Tanzania with 3 to 5 years of professional work experience in a similar role to coordinate our local government relations team in Iringa, Mbeya, Songwe and Njombe regions.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: The Government Relations Specialist will be responsible for coordinating our Local Government Relations Team across our established areas of operation in Tanzania which include Iringa, Mbeya, Songwe and Njombe regions.
The Specialist will lead a team of staff across the regions of operation and be responsible for their professional development. They will also serve as a focal point for One Acre Fund departmental leadership for advice on government and regulatory questions in Tanzania. The Specialist will participate in stakeholder meetings and oversee the production of quarterly reports as well as manage strategies to resolve government-related risks in the field.
Additionally, s/he will coordinate all regional and district approvals for our scouting and existing areas of operation. He/she will also play an active role in coordinating field events and act as a link between our field headquarters in Iringa and our Government Relations team member in Dar es Salaam.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Management and professional development support to 4 local government relations staff across Iringa, Mbeya and Njombe regions.
·         Act as a key deputy and the main point of contact for all government relations inquiries from other departments and the Tanzania Country Leadership team based at our Iringa headquarters, responding to questions and requests in a timely and comprehensive manner with minimal supervision from the manager.
·         Communicate effectively with the other departments by proactively seeking their feedback on GR support to the field and developing strategies to align with them.
·         Manage highest-level local government relationships with government officials (councillors, DAICOs and Regional Commissioners) and the regional regulator, TAMISEMI.
·         Create and implement professional development initiatives for the Local Government Relations Team in Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe and Songwe areas of operation.
·         Create efficiencies within the Local Government Relations Team through delegation and strategic use of staff resources.
·         Oversee the tracking and resolution of risks and issues affecting field-facing operations.
·         Track compliance of One Acre Fund operations with government regulations, oversee the team’s support to the Innovations, Field Operations, Logistics and Corporate Operations departments on licensing processes in Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe and Songwe regions.
·         Oversee planning and execution on logistics for events that the Government Relations department holds in the field with local and national government officials as well as politicians
·         Oversee timely preparation and delivery of quarterly reports to all levels of local government in our established regions of operation.
·         Review country strategies and policies, and advise One Acre Fund departments on next steps.
·         Use people management and project planning tools to coordinate Local Government Relations staff and adequately respond to requests from department heads.
·         Act as a focal point for the global and national Government Relations Department.
·         Any other duties as assigned by the Government Relations Analyst or departmental leadership.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-5 year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
·         Experience working with government stakeholders; past experience working for an NGO encouraged.
·         Able to analyze and interpret data to create strategies and solutions.
·         People and team management experience.
·         Strong educational background; Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred.
·         Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
·         Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
·         Language: English and Swahili required.
Preferred Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Job Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job.
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: No; must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.
Application link: https://grnh.se/cf43748a1
Closing date: November 23, 2019

Tanzania Product Development and Evaluation Specialist
Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Seeking an exceptional qualitative research professional with 3-5 years of experience who can drive actionable trial and scale recommendations for trial products
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: Product Innovations drives One Acre Fund towards continual growth by trailing trialing agricultural products, non-agricultural products, and training with high impact potential that solve the fundamental challenges that Tanzanian farmers face. The department also works to maximize adoption or adherence and minimize logistical complications in an effort to reach as many farmers as possible with high impact products.
The Product Development and Evaluation Project Specialist will work closely with Product Innovations (PI) leadership as a technical leader in product development and evaluation. Our trials involve measuring farmer impact, farmer adoption/adherence, and logistics challenges of a product when offered as a choice for purchase in a One Acre Fund loan. This role serves to test and evaluate products, materials, and/or training in order to provide actionable recommendations to the execution team to mitigate product risks.
In addition, this role will serve to identify and field test new products with high impact potential. The position requires at least 20% time observing and supervising field activities/farmers with the remaining time spent planning, calendaring, drafting surveys, and preparing reports or recommendations. This role will require the ability to manage many priorities at once and rapid progress on deliverable to meet deadlines.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Project Management: Manage simultaneous projects in line with One Acre Fund strategy while maintaining flexibility to challenges and feedback
·         Calendar for activities, deadlines, and decision points for projects for 6+ months in the future o Represent Product Innovations within inter-department project management meetings
·         Understand complex topics by synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data and communicating them in a simple and concise manner
·         Draft professional analytical reports quickly (4-8 hours) with a focus on actionable recommendations and few grammatical/spelling errors
·         Produce written deliverable with no revision necessary
·         Problem solving: adjust plans and deliverable quickly to feedback and challenges
·         Adopts an attitude of encouraging personal growth with humility and patience
·         Proactively asks for feedback, and demonstrates ability to incorporate feedback
·         Dissents in a constructive fashion and builds bridges to resolve conflicts
Lead product development and evaluation with moderate support: Simultaneously manage the execution of 1 to 2 high priority and high complexity projects. This includes:
·         Coordination and execution of product demonstration days
·         Field testing farmer facing training and materials such as planting cards prior to their delivery in the field
·         Drafting field surveys and executing qualitative research to test key product assumptions as well as executing product needs assessments
·         Evaluating agronomic practices and product needs in existing and new operating areas to provide product and/or training recommendations.
·         Designing product behavior change and adoption campaigns.
·         Assessing product or training failure and providing actionable recommendations for next steps.
·         Draft and finalize reports to provide clear, succinct analysis and recommendations based on project objectives and next steps
Support product adoption and logistics trial design and planning, by:
·         Identifying recommendations on procurement options, package iterations, and training to address major behavior change.
·         Assessing farmer response to products and recommending adjustments to marketing/campaign messaging
Big Wins for Upcoming Seasons
2019
·         Through qualitative and/or desk research:
·         Execute a crop diversity assessment in all districts so that One Acre Fund identifies new impactiful products/services
·         Evaluate current farm practice on pest management and design an integrated pest management training
·         Through farmer demonstration days:
·         Identify and recommend the preferred brand and bundle specifications of tin roofing sheets to trial in 1-2 districts for 2020-2021
2020
Through qualitative research:
·         Identify and recommend 1-2 products or strategies that improve soil organic matter content.
·         Identify farmer preferences and current practices with poultry so as to inform a farmer facing poultry trial in 2021-2022.
·         Prepare
Through farmer demonstration days:
·         Determine farmer preferred product
Through field testing:
·         Draft and finalize training for soil organic matter content product.
·         Design and finalize marketing materials and behavior change campaigns for Phase 3 2021-2022 trials.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentor-ship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
·         Graduate of 4-year University (mandatory); Graduate degree (preferred)
·         Personal or professional experience with agronomy and/or rural livelihoods (preferred)
·         3-5 years practical experience working on project management (mandatory), including preferred experience with:
1.    Managing project calendars
2.    Writing training for field-based staff
3.    Drafting surveys for field data collection
4.    Data analysis leading to specific recommendations
5.    Report writing based on clear objectives
6.    Creating Excel tools for clear communication and tracking of projects
·         Proven ability to teach/mentor others
·         Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Word
·         Comfort and sensitivity working in a multicultural environment
·         Excellent ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
·         Open to feedback, willing to admit mistakes and learn from them
·         Typing speed needs minimal improvement, at least 25-30 words per minute
·         Fluent Business Conversational English
·         Ability to live and work in Iringa and/or Mbeya region
Preferred Start Date: 1 August 2019
Job Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full time-Job
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: No; Tanzania country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/798638d71
Closing date: November 23, 2019


Supply Chain Operations Associate
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Enhance systems & implement data-integration tools that will drive efficient scale-up of the supply chain. Deliver results on high impact projects designed to drive performance, eliminate waste & achieve cost-effectiveness.
About One Acre Fund: Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Job Description: One Acre Fund empowers farmers to grow their way out of hunger by delivering only the highest quality agricultural inputs & life improving products on time every season. It’s the Global Sourcing team’s job to make those inputs readily available at the right price and quality when farmers need them.
One Acre Fund is growing quickly – we plan to more than triple our purchasing portfolio in the next 5 years – to make that happen, our Global Sourcing team is working hard to build efficient, streamlined systems and drive waste out of our key value chains. In 2019 alone, the team will spend over $70M on agricultural and life-improving inputs such as fertilizer, seed, and solar products sourced all over the world on behalf of 6 countries in East and Southern Africa.
Doing this effectively will involve developing a flexible sourcing strategy, setting clear and measurable targets, holding the full supply chain team accountable to these ambitious targets using 100% accurate and transparent data, and implementing tight controls across the value chain to guarantee inputs make it from supplier to One Acre Fund’s warehouse on time and at the best possible price.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to drive our goals around efficiency and effectiveness by supporting our continual improvement and cost saving projects and working closely with key stakeholders to streamline processes across the global procurement function.
The overarching goals of this role are to:
·         Drive waste out of the value chain through a set of focused, high-impact projects and process improvements
·         Deliver better system and data integrations across the supply chain team from demand planning to purchasing to inventory management
·         Improve controls environment to prevent and detect over-spend events and fraud
·         Work with the Supply Chain Operations Manager to improve order accuracy to dramatically reduce excess inventory without risking stock-outs
·         Make team key performance indicators visible to executors and organization leadership to justify investments in supply chain operations
The Supply Chain Operations Associate will play a critical role supporting the development and implementation of major cost saving and efficiency improving initiatives with a heavy focus on process automation, reducing redundancies, and better use of data.
The ideal candidate has 4+ years of work experience in an operations or strategic problem-solving role, with significant exposure to complex project management, process automation, and forecasting.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Sourcing Data & Reporting management: Work with the sourcing data team to automate data processes and reports for better visibility into supply chain data across the organization. More specifically:
·         Drive 100% real-time, accurate data entry in SAP – this includes managing the data entry & reporting teams with clear targets performance metrics, quality checking supply chain team data regularly to catch errors, and streamlining data entry systems to reduce the risk of errors;
·         Work with reporting unit to develop and manage a full suite of automated, easy-to-consume PowerBI and SSRS reports – these reports should provide the team with real time visibility into performance against targets and empower country teams to make data-driven business decisions;
·         Resolve and mitigate future pain points between procurement staff and their counterparts of finance and logistics – you align with cross-department stakeholders regularly to alleviate friction caused by messy data and ensure you have a single-source of truth for decision making.
·         Implement long term improvements in our data and reporting systems – improve data collection tools, data reporting, system process integration etc.
Driving innovation in sourcing operations to eliminate waste: Work with Supply Chain Operations Manager to drive innovation across the global sourcing and local procurement teams by executing data-focused strategic projects and thinking creatively. Example projects include:
·         Invest in data-driven forecasting and new warehousing and sourcing strategies to minimize excess inventory in regional warehouses without risking stock-outs during key seasonal deliveries;
·         Automate processes, tools, and systems to reduce lead times & improve process visibility;
·         Improve data visibility to empower internal clients, approvers, and purchasers to make better informed decisions;
·         Investigate projects that could save massive amounts of money such as investing in an e-tendering platform to solicit more competitive bids and make it easier to negotiate better pricing;
·         Identify methods for reducing repetition, spend, and manual movements from sourcing processes – may include collaborating with warehousing, last-mile-distribution, and finance teams in addition to immediate global sourcing colleagues.
Improve system integration & controls and use existing tools more effectively to tighten controls and simplify frequent tasks:
·         Streamline order processing and tracking tools to reduce repetition and manual data entry;
·         Identify opportunities to move processes into existing platforms – for example, you’ll be responsible for moving cash forecasting into SAP, implementing an e-tendering platform, and streamlining vendor and contract management processes through SAP;
·         Manage day-day issue resolution and ticket generation for SAP request portal;
·         Identify and close controls gaps in sourcing processes with buy-in from team leadership and executors to reduce possible fraud or over-spend events;
·         Report on controls to systems and organizational leadership.
·         Integrate supplier performance & database management capabilities into data systems
Capacity building:
·         Learn systems and processes across sourcing units in order to fill mission critical gaps as needed;
·         Run capacity building workshops and trainings across the Sourcing team focused on hard skills (i.e. Microsoft suite, data presentation skills, writing for clarity, etc.);
·         Work with sourcing managers to evaluate hard-skills gaps on their team required for proper succession planning and design training courses to help staff across the sourcing team master those skills;
·         Identify strong talent pools to support with recruitment at all job grades.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional candidates with 4+ years or work experience, top performing academic background, a love for data, and a passion for reducing waste across supply chain operations. Prior operations or consulting experience preferred but not required if the candidate has a track record of independent problem solving and innovation in a fast growing organization. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Background:
·         Work experience in a demanding professional environment, preferably in positions where frequent cross-department communication was required
·         Experience in an operations, consulting, manufacturing, or supply chain preferred
·         Track record of independent problem solving and delivering results.
·         Proven ability to set and meet targets.
·         Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
·         Experience working in a multicultural workplace preferred.
Professional Skills
·         Extremely strong data and analytical skills; advanced Excel required, experience working in SAP preferred
·         Incredible attention to detail – you can pick out a mistake in a data set from a mile away
·         Creativity and strong problem solving skills. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems.
·         Excellent stakeholder coordination skills – you’re a strong writer and verbal communicator who can negotiate with internal clients and be persuasive but who is also humble and open to other viewpoints.
·         Professional maturity and ability to stay calm under pressure
·         Strong quantitative reasoning skills – you can QC contracts, POs, and orders effectively without support
·         Strong work ethic and ability to handle a demanding, high pressure work environment as well as a strong sense of humility, ethics, and integrity
Areas of interest
·         You love data – you eat data for breakfast. Empowering organizations, teams, and individuals to use data to make better business decisions is what gets you out of bed in the morning. Bringing real-time, accurate data to the global sourcing team at One Acre Fund is your calling.
·         Passion for operations, building scalable and efficient systems and solving problems in a difficult operating environment
·         You are passionate about delivering world class customer service – you put customers first in all that you do and understand the importance of building agile processes and systems that will best serve your clients
Top-performing academic background
Language: English required, French and Swahili preferred
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Duration: Full-time job
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates: Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application link: https://grnh.se/79ab461e1
Closing date: December 23, 2019
One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here.
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