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New Jobs TANGA, MOROGORO or KILIMANJARO at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Impact Ventures Program Associate | April, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Position: Tanzania Impact Ventures Program Associate
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 5+ years of consulting, project management or entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated passion for poverty alleviation.
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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.

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Job Description

One Acre Fund is developing new business units to push innovation in retail, finance and marketing in rural communities. One of these units is the Seed Adoption Campaign, which aims to build access and demand for improved seed across Tanzania.

Improved seed can generate significant increases in yield and farm productivity, with minimal behaviour change required. However, adoption of improved seed is lower than 25% in many Sub-Saharan countries. Increasing adoption of improved seed in Tanzania represents millions of dollars of potential impact for smallholder farmers. Seed-related innovations are one of the organisation’s highest priority areas for generating impact for farmers and the Seed Adoption Campaign will continue to grow rapidly in both work scope and team size, serving over 70,000 farmers in the 2019-20 farming season. The goal for most innovations like this is to scale them to reach huge populations of smallholder farmers, generating as much impact as possible.

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join this team. Strong candidates would be managing region-wide and nationwide ventures to innovate within and expand the Seed Adoption Campaign, supporting farmers in new markets.

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Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy

  • Ready the programme for expansion to reach our 2020/21 season goal to double our reach to 160k+ farmers, helping us to reach 780k+ farmers by 2023/24
  • Develop innovations to increase impact for our farmers. You will be responsible for developing and implementing operational improvements as well as identifying new products and programme innovations. 
  • Design trials and data collection plans for new innovations/products and effectively evaluate impact through data analysis.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to build programme solutions such as improved delivery models, better government cooperation or new product trials.
  • Establish and develop collaborations with external stakeholders such as executives from seed companies, local distributors and government officials, to explore potential partnerships that improve our service delivery to farmers


Operations

  • Ensure efficient financial management by monitoring and forecasting budgets for expansion and other programme innovations. Help to deliver more impact for farmers through efficient use of resources.
  • Build a high performing programme and team of 100+ field staff, by identifying and executing innovations to boost operational performance as well as managing  professional development and hiring. 
  • Pilot the programme in a new region for OAF, understanding local differences and challenges and building solutions to meet them
  • Monitor and adapt the project execution of key field activities as well as new trials and innovations to meet programme goal

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 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. Due to our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions across the organisation.

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Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 5+ years of consulting, project management or entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated passion for poverty alleviation. Candidates who match the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong project management experience, including budgetary management or successful entrepreneurial experience.
  • Able to think big with ambition proven through experience developing innovations and implementing new ideas. Should be able to contribute to operations and strategy development with creative problem solving skills
  • Agile-thinker, who is able to adapt, be resilient to and enjoy evolving situations and tasks
  • Excellent field and leadership experience. Strong ability to work through others and manage a large team of 100+ staff.
  • Proven relationship building and stakeholder management with public and private sector actors.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humour, patience and a humble approach to serving smallholder farmers.
  • Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili required both written and oral
  • No agriculture-specific experience required but advantageous
  • Only Tanzanian candidates will be considered.

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Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Morogoro/Kilimanjaro/Tanga, Tanzania
Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with raises based on performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placements
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
No; Must have existing rights to work in Tanzania 

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address. 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

New Jobs IRINGA, MBEYA or NJOMBE at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Field Operations Associate | March, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Position: Tanzania Field Operations Associate
Seeking an exceptional project manager with 2+ years of experience to lead investments which drive impact and scale. 
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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.

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Job Description
As the Tanzania Field Operation Associate, you will be a member of the Field Operations leadership team and will design strategy and manage projects which allow the Tanzania program to improve scale, impact, and sustainability. You will report to the Field Operations Lead. Specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategy Design: You will design strategy that directly contributes to the Tanzania core program, including impact or repayment activities. You will measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas, such as program impact and financial sustainability. 
  • Project Management: You will independently develop and lead special projects which contribute to department priorities. This could include identifying ways to motivate and reward Group Leaders to support program results; developing a protocol for addressing crop health issues at-scale or creating tools or trainings that will support Field Officers in their day-to-day work.
  • Department Leadership: As a leader in the Field Operations team, you will cultivate strong relationships across our field and HQ teams, interact with and learn from farmers in the field regularly, and engage with and provide feedback on key programmatic priorities.  
  • Management: You may directly manage, mentor and develop team leaders to take on increasing levels of independence and responsibility within the team.
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On a day-to-day basis, your role will involve a mix of activities, similar to the below:

  • Understanding and Solving Problems: Observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff, running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems
  • Planning and Executing Large Projects: Identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc
  • Building Teams: Hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it
  • Working Across Teams: Working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible

Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and 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
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania


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.

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Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Mission-driven individual that can align 100% with OAF’s values in putting farmers first
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Language: English required, Swahili strongly preferred 
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; Tanzania country nationals / East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

New Job Vacancy at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Program Associate | March, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Job Title: Tanzania Program Associate 
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.
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Job Description
The Tanzania Program Associate’s primary responsibility is to successfully plan and manage projects to support the program to increase in scale and grow in impact for every farm family enrolled. You will manage strategy projects, innovations, systems or operations, on an as-needed basis

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Specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Field Operations: Set annual strategic plan for delivering increased impact to farmers, and manage individual projects to contribute to our goals
  • Systems: Lead systems teams in process and team improvement projects to enable the program to effectively scale and provide high-quality customer service to our farmers
  • Impact: Drive the success of the Tanzania program’s plan to offer 5 species of trees to more than 175,000 smallholder farmers by 2023
  • Management: Directly manage, mentor and develop team leaders to take on increasing levels of independence and responsibility within the team
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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
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and 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
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania

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Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; Tanzania country nationals / East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address. 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

New Job Opportunity at One Acre Fund – Tanzania IT Officer | March, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Position: Tanzania IT Officer
Job Summary

We are actively looking for very skilled and experienced personnel to fill a position of IT Officer 
Job Description

Preferred Start Date – As soon as possible | Job Location – Mbeya, Tanzania | Compensation – Commensurate with experience
Duration – Full time job 
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Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Service
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software issues.
  • Hardware and software installations and upgrades.
  • Performing regular preventive maintenance on the organization PCs
  • Facilitating sharing of files & performing backups
  • Liaison between the I.T Team leader and the OAF users
  • Regional and District offices support-visiting district offices when asked by the I.T team leader.

Roster

  • Roster Tier 1 Support- Respond to emails in conjunction with Roster Specialists. 

Regional and District offices support – Willing to travel to Mbeya, Njombe, Morogoro and Mwanza to provide ITO service. 
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Special Projects

  • GLPI Ticketing- log IT issues encountered and follow-up for ticket resolution and closure within stipulated timelines. 
  • Assist in Loaner laptop issuance and its inventory management
  • Laptop Images
  • OAF default software monthly updates
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Networks

  • Network monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance and provision of weekly network reports
  • Participate in ITO documentation for OAF Kenya including network diagrams and network processes
  • Implement and oversee network devices configuration and periodic backup plan and restoration when needed. 

Liaison between IT team leader and OAF staff
Any other duties related to OAF daily activities as may be assigned to you by your supervisor

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.

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Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Hardware and software troubleshooting skills a must have-Know his/her way around laptop hardware, software applications, operating systems. A+ certification is desirable.
  • Basic networking skills-experience with network monitoring and troubleshooting software like prtg, dude, zabbix. Experience with Ubiquiti and Sophos device configuration and troubleshooting. Knowledge in IP addressing. N+ or CCNA training/qualification desired
  • Basic understanding database setup skills using MSSQL for roster system configuration desirable
  • Basic knowledge on android mobile devices and function.
  • Problem solving – Resolve problems while maximizing efficient use of computing resources.
  • Basic inventory management skills to effectively assist in the management of loaner laptops for the office.
  • Working knowledge on helpdesk and ticketing features for a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication skills as you will be the first line of contact with users who have technical issues that need resolution
  • Teamwork – Work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Open and willing to learn in a fast paced technological environment keeping abreast with ever changing environment
  • Independent work-be able to self manage and work to deliver high quality service and honor project timelines and objectives.
  • Mobility and Flexibility – Be willing to take on additional responsibilities when asked.
  • Diploma preferred, 1-year experience in user support and network support in a busy IT environment.
  • Attention to detail-be able to manipulate data with accuracy during report writing and have correct configuration done on devices.

Ability to connect day to day work to the broader OAF mission.

New Job Vacancy at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Finance and Strategy Lead | February, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Position: Tanzania Finance and Strategy Lead
Job Summary

The Finance and Strategy lead will own planning and financial analysis for the country, rotate through several departments, and work on special projects direction for our country director; all in order to drive impact and sustainability in the country.

50% Finance and Strategy:
  • Decide the Long-Term Financial Strategy for Your Countries.  We use long-term planning to chart a path to sustainable growth for our nine countries.   You will represent finance in the strategic planning process and push for the right balance between impact ($ that a farmer earns), scale (# of farm families we serve), and sustainability ($ it costs us to serve a farmer).  You will focus One Acre Fund on the right financial metrics, propose better structures for growth, pro-actively mitigate risks, and promote a culture that maximize $ impact / $ spent (SROI) for all countries.
  • Lead Financial Decisions.  You will own ‘finances’ perspective for every major operational decision (pricing, expansion, target setting, management structure, R&D trials, etc). You will work through country management to improve operational decisions.   The main goal here will be to streamline our various different decisions (where we expand, how much we charge, how much we need for prepayment, how we incentive our staff, how we use group liability) into one clear plan.
  • Manage a Small Analyst Team in Each Country. Each country has a in-country FAS analyst who handle the day-to-day work in countries.  This is your team, and you are responsible for continuously developing this team through leadership and hiring so that they are providing actionable advice that increases each countries SROI.
  • Control In-Country Budgets:  You will recommend how much each program can spend each year.  You will be responsible for merging org-wide limits (deficit targets) with on-the-ground realities (needed increase in investment with X,Y,Z).  Budgets determine our next year operational targets and spending limits. This includes all new projects and non-core programs.
  • Report Quarterly Results to Management. Each month, your team will be responsible for keeping our teams on budget (where necessary), doing a monthly ‘Budget vs. Actuals’ analysis, identifying key upcoming risks, analyzing margin, and projecting out each country financial results.  The team will then share these reports across the executive team of the firm to inform org-wide decisions. Your team is expected to execute the process to a high standard of professionalism (timely, well-written, error-free)
 50% Tanzania Rotation Resource:
  • Coordinate Steering Committee Sessions and Objective Setting.  Coordinate, vote, and help shape the agenda for our key decision body in Tanzania  that decides every major operational decision. Lead the process of putting together the country wide objectives (OKRs) across the team, and work to hold teams accountable to these goals.  This will require strong stakeholder communication and regular country director updates.
  • Take on Roles Across the Team:  We have a small team in Tanzania, and this role will fill in gaps across a bevy on teams (logistics, field ops, innovations, and etc) to create direct impact on the team.  You will gain a lot of field knowledge quickly as you quickly support all areas of the business as needed.
  • Take on Projects As Needed:  You will be responsible for projects that cut across teams that don’t fit clearly into one department or another.  A couple examples of this would be, fertilizer negotiations or helping trial lean districts across departments.
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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.
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QUALIFICATIONS
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • 2+ years work experience. Examples include a demanding professional work experience in a finance function (e.g. SME management consulting, an entrepreneurial role, working as a business or finance analyst).
  • Strong financial modeling expertise
  • Direct project management experience
  • Proven Direct, humble, honest, and prompt communication at an executive level
  • Independent and entrepreneurial drive
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track position with potential to grow into a management role
  • Languages:  French (required), English (required)
PREFERRED START DATE– As soon as possible
JOB LOCATION– Iringa,Tanzania
COMPENSATION– Commensurate with experience
BENEFITS– Health insurance, paid time off
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES – No; Must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.
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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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania – Accelerated Hiring for 2020 Rising Leaders Program

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Job Title: Accelerated Hiring for 2020 Rising Leaders Program One Acre Fund Tanzania 
Job Summary

We are looking for professionals with a long-term commitment to our mission and Rwandan farmers.
Job Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 February, 2020
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ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms 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 in 2020 and scaling our program to new regions in Rwanda. The Accelerated Hiring program is meant to build our program staffing to meet our growth goals in 2020 and beyond.
The 2020 Rising Leaders Program
Applicants to the 2020 Rising Leaders Program will be considered for a variety of exciting and impactful jobs in One Acre Fund Rwanda. In all positions, you will grow quickly through field experience and direct interaction with smallholder farmers. Typical positions will manage small to medium sized teams. You will work on important projects that require collaboration with other teams, and you will contribute to country wide decisions and strategy in your area of expertise. When applying, you will be considered for multiple roles in One Acre Fund Rwanda.
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Example positions:
Market Access Associate: Build farmer prosperity by connecting them to markets for their harvests. Design and run pilots, partner with buyers, build operations, analyze results to develop long-term strategy
Seed Operations Lead: Improve our input seed processing operations to prepare for future scale. Manage a team and improve our data management
Agricultural Impact and Behavior Change Lead: Increase farmer impact by improving compliance of proven agricultural practices through the development of agricultural trainings tested in the field that lead to farmer behavior change
Marketing and Radio Advertising Lead: Create an above the line marketing strategy to reach hundreds of thousands of Rwanda farmers. Research farmer behaviors, transform your research into radio/campaigns, and build the Marketing Unit to reach more farmers
Strategy & Operations Analyst: Work on large projects to guide strategy changes and improvements across departments. Manage projects end-to-end: understand the problem, plan, analyze data and implement
Repayment Operations Lead: Lead the team responsible for managing One Acre Fund Rwanda’s portfolio of micro-finance farmer loans. Create annual strategy, lead team, and implement through the field team
Rural Retail Operations Lead: Scale our agro-dealer partnership program by 5x. Design programs and set up systems for scalable operations while improving performance at each shop

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Qualifications
We are looking for professionals with a long-term commitment to our mission and Rwandan farmers. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • 2+ years of work experience at similar organizations. A background in agriculture or social enterprise is preferred
  • Good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
  • History of quickly producing impactful project results at scale
  • Comfort with data analysis, able to work with data and make informed, evidence-based judgments
  • Have a working knowledge of written and oral English (Kinyarwanda a plus)
  • Experience leading teams to coordinate and accomplish projects

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Career growth
We invest in career development. We have an established feedback culture and structured process for career advancement. Members of the Rising Leaders Program will grow professionally by taking on challenging projects and receiving feedback, coaching, and trainings.

SCHEDULE
We will complete hiring for the 2020 Rising Leaders hiring by 30 March. See below for the accelerated hiring schedule

  • February 21: Application Deadline
  • After submitting your application: An online survey will be sent to you to complete at your convenience. You will also receive a separate email communication with a link to an online exercise that you can also complete at your convenience. Both the survey and exercise should take you 1-2 hours to complete combined. 
  • February 17 – March 6: Phone interviews (1 hour – scheduled on a rolling basis after you submit your exercise)
  • March 9 – March 21: In Person Interviews (2-3 days in Rwanda, travel supported by One Acre Fund – scheduled on a rolling basis)
  • March 30: Offers made to candidates

Note: We understand that some candidates, especially those outside Rwanda, may have difficulty scheduling in person interviews. Please note any restrictions we should know about when filling out the application thru this link below.

New Job Vacancy MBEYA at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Innovations Field Officer | February, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Position: Tanzania Innovations Field Officer – Mbeya, Tanzania
Job Summary

We are seeking an individual who will assist One Acre Fund as Innovations Field Officer in Tanzania.

Job Description
  • Marketing and Enrollment – Teach farmers about OAF products and services and enroll them into our program.
  • Training -Throughout the season, deliver training on best farming practices to group leaders and farmers.
  • Monitoring-Monitor crop progress on our clients’ field throughout the season to maximize farmer’s harvests and impact. 
  • Collect farmers’ loan repayments throughout the season.
  • Stakeholders engagement-Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders e.g government partners during planning and implementation of programmatic activities. 
  • Customer services- as a first line of contact between OAF and farmers you will be responsible to offer top-notch customer service to farmers at all times. 
  • Reporting-Be able to track and report in real time key performance indicators to your manager. 

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.
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Qualifications
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in relevant field (Agriculture, Community Development, Business management, Development Studies etc) from a recognized university.
  • One or two years of progressive work experience. Experience working with farmers in rural communities will be an added advantage.
  • Applicant must be from Mbeya rural,  either born there or must have lived  there for quite some time. 
  • Languages: Fluent in Swahili and a local language from Mbeya rural. Ability to speak and understand any of the local languages from Mbeya rural will be an added advantage and will be tested during the interview)
Other required Attributes:
  • Long-term passion for sustainable agriculture development in Tanzania.
  • Results oriented with the ability to handle a heavy workload.
  • Ability to serve farmers and work with all levels of staff with humility.
  • Clear and excellent communication skills and believe in hardworking and integrity value. 
  • Excellent time-management and prioritization skills.
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MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE
Work Environment:
This role will require you to live in a village in Mbeya rural, with constant travel on a motorbike to carry out field visits.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Compensation
Commensurate with experience.
Benefits
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates 
No; must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.
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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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

New Job Opportunity at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Innovations Supervisor | February, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Position: Tanzania Innovations Supervisor – Mbeya, Tanzania
Job Summary

We are seeking an individual who will assist One Acre Fund to work as Innovations Supervisor in Tanzania.

We are seeking an individual who will assist OAF in the following areas:
  • Team management: Manage a group of 3-4 Innovation Field Officers.  
  • Marketing and Enrollment: Support training of field officers in the best methods and strategies for effectively marketing products to farmers and emphasize the use of group leaders in marketing. 
  • Loan Repayment: Create a culture of repayment collection that is both respectful to the livelihoods of farming families and facilitates a regular, healthy path to a 100 % repayment completion. 
  • Technology innovations: Ensure all tech-related field issues raised by Field officers, farmers group leaders are reported to the tech supervisor and resolved in a timely manner. 
  • Training of Farmers: Act as quality control to ensure that the managed group of field officers deliver high-quality agriculture training to our farmers, in line with the latest research and agronomic advice.
  • Reporting: Support field officers to record and use key performance indicators (KPIs) to prioritize their work plan.
  • Stakeholders engagement: Act as a liaison between OAF and the field team to propose, implement and monitor an effective stakeholder engagement strategy e.g with government partners and other key stakeholders.
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.
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Required Qualifications/Skills 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Agriculture, Business Management, Community Development) from a recognized university.
  • Two years or more of progressive working experience with NGOs and communities. Experience working in rural communities or with farmers will be an added advantage.
  • The applicant must be from the Southern Highland Zone (SHZ) or must have experience working in SHZ. 
  • Languages: Competent in verbal and written Swahili and English.
Other required Attributes:
  • Skilled in people management with problem-solving skills and attention to results. 
  • Skilled in basic data analysis and interpretation of data reflecting daily responsibilities, as well as possess basic computer skills i.e MS Word, Excel, Internet, Email and Printing. 
  • Training skills, clear and excellent communication skills, belief in hardworking and integrity values. 
  • Skilled in time management and must be attentive to the result of his work and others.
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MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE
Work Environment:
This role will be both office and field-based (half office-based and half field-based)
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Compensation
Commensurate with experience.
Benefits
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates 
No; must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.
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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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

New Jobs Vacancies Morogoro/Kilimanjaro/Tanga at One Acre Fund Tanzania – Program Associate | January, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Job Title: Tanzania Program Associate
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 5+ years of consulting, project management or entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated passion for poverty alleviation.
JOB DESCRIPTION
One Acre Fund is developing new business units to push innovation in retail, finance and marketing in rural communities. One of these units is the Seed Adoption Campaign, which aims to build access and demand for improved seed across Tanzania.
Improved seed can generate significant increases in yield and farm productivity, with minimal behaviour change required. However, adoption of improved seed is lower than 25% in many Sub-Saharan countries. Increasing adoption of improved seed in Tanzania represents millions of dollars of potential impact for smallholder
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Seed-related innovations are one of the organisation’s highest priority areas for generating impact for farmers and the Seed Adoption Campaign will continue to grow rapidly in both work scope and team size, serving over 70,000 farmers in the 2019-20 farming season. The goal for most innovations like this is to scale them to reach huge populations of smallholder farmers, generating as much impact as possible.
We are seeking exceptional individuals to join this team. Strong candidates would be managing region-wide and nationwide ventures to innovate within and expand the Seed Adoption Campaign, supporting farmers in new markets.
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Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy
• Ready the programme for expansion to reach our 2020/21 season goal to double our reach to 160k+ farmers, helping us to reach 780k+ farmers by 2023/24
• Develop innovations to increase impact for our farmers. You will be responsible for developing and implementing operational improvements as well as identifying new products and programme innovations.
• Design trials and data collection plans for new innovations/products and effectively evaluate impact through data analysis.
• Collaborate with internal teams to build programme solutions such as improved delivery models, better government cooperation or new product trials.
• Establish and develop collaborations with external stakeholders such as executives from seed companies, local distributors and government officials, to explore potential partnerships that improve our service delivery to farmers
Operations
• Ensure efficient financial management by monitoring and forecasting budgets for expansion and other programme innovations. Help to deliver more impact for farmers through efficient use of resources.
• Build a high performing programme and team of 100+ field staff, by identifying and executing innovations to boost operational performance as well as managing professional development and hiring.
• Pilot the programme in a new region for OAF, understanding local differences and challenges and building solutions to meet them
• Monitor and adapt the project execution of key field activities as well as new trials and innovations to meet programme goals
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.
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MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE
QUALIFICATIONS
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 5+ years of consulting, project management or entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated passion for poverty alleviation. Candidates who match the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
• Strong management experience of large projects including budgetary management or successful entrepreneurial experience.
• Experience developing innovative ideas and opportunities. We are seeking someone who is able to contribute to operations and strategy development.
• Leadership experience at work or outside of work. Strong ability to work through others and manage a large team of 100+ staff.
• Proven relationship building and stakeholder management with public and private sector actors.
• Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humour, patience and a humble approach to serving smallholder farmers.
• Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili required both written and oral
• No agriculture-specific experience required but advantageous
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PREFERRED START DATE As soon as possible
JOB LOCATION Morogoro/Kilimanjaro/Tanga, Tanzania
COMPENSATION Commensurate with experience
DURATION Full-time job
BENEFITS Health insurance, paid time off

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org).

New Jobs Opportunities IRINGA/MBEYA at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Forestry Associate | January, 2020

AJIRA LEO
One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020

Job Title: Tanzania Forestry Associate
Seeking an exceptional project manager experienced in forestry to spearhead the Tanzania One Acre Fund Agroforestry program.
Currently serving over 50,000 farm families, One Acre Fund has continued to expand their operations throughout Tanzania since opening in 2013.
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JOB DESCRIPTION
By 2023, the Tanzania program plans to offer 5 species of trees to more than 175,000 smallholder farmers. This will include timber, fruit, and soil-improving species. In total, this agroforestry portfolio is projected to create $8,400,000 of farmer financial impact by 2023. The Agroforestry Associate will drive the success of this plan. 
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Farmer demand: Rigorously assess farmer demand and impact potential for various agroforestry species
• Multi-department risk assessment and mitigation: Assess and mitigate risks in trial complexity through close collaboration with Field Operations, Logistics, Business Operations, and Inputs teams
• Financial impact projections: Develop tree impact models, collaborating with M&E to execute annual agroforestry impact assessments in the field
• Maximize farmer returns through training: Develop and oversee execution of training content for 5+ tree species
• Tree Production and Logistics: Trial various production/sourcing and distribution methods for tree seedlings, such as production partnerships or setting up farmer site-based nurseries
• Innovation in Market Access: Opportunistically explore market access opportunities for Hass avocado and other marketable tree products
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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.
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MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE
QUALIFICATIONS
We are seeking 1 exceptional professional(s) with 3+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
• Formal education or work experience in forestry
• Strong educational background; Masters degree 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, Swahili preferred
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PREFERRED START DATE
As soon as possible
JOB LOCATION
Iringa or Mbeya, Tanzania

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org).