Full-Time

Social Impact

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  • Kigali Rwanda

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Description

ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 7,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a motivated person, who is dedicated to social impact, to lead our Rwanda Finance & Strategy department. The team is made up of 10 professionals offering financial and strategic program support to country leadership across all business units.

  • You will sit on the Rwanda program steering committee, report to the Country Director, and directly manage ~3 team members
  • When not focused on team management, or steering committee work, you will spend time on strategic and financial projects of the highest importance to the program

This is a full-time career-track role within One Acre Fund Rwanda's leadership team. With so many varied projects happening across the team, no day is ever the same.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Team management and coaching to ensure team and program goals are met. The Finance & Strategy Team is split into the following responsibilities which you will manage:

  • Strategic Projects: Strategic projects to support the program to increase farmer impact and efficiency, solve complex operational and strategic issues, and support in scoping out new ventures (5-6 full-time staff)
  • Specific projects depend on program priorities but range from quantitative modeling to primary research. Recent examples include running a partnership trial for market access services, building financial models for new products, or creating a new farmer communication strategy.
  • Financial Strategy: Budgeting, financial reporting, strategic finance projects such as financial modeling, creating investment proposals, tax efficiency projects (2 full-time staff)
  • Product Strategy & Management: A new team dedicated to maximizing sales and farmer impact, ensuring strong supply chains and partnerships, and improving customer service for each product we sell (3 full-time staff)
  • Full oversight of the country budget and investments
  • Program-wide strategic project prioritization (and sometimes new project creation and scoping)
  • Coordinate resource allocation for strategic projects
  • Create Rwanda program annual goals and monitor results
  • Run at least one strategic or financial project yourself at any one time.
  • Sit on the Rwanda program steering committee, to present and give feedback on wider program strategies and challenges.

 

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.

Criteria

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Work experiences: We are targeting strategy, management consulting, and finance professionals (or people with similar experience), who have 5 yrs + professional experience working in strategy or large strategic project management, with a strong foundation of financial knowledge and quantitative skills. We are looking for leadership experience, particularly in roles that demonstrate team building and relationship management
  • Technical skills: Advanced in Microsoft/Google Suite packages, especially Excel. Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA) is a plus
  • Language: English

 

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

  • Yes; East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply

Benefits

  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

About One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Kenya, One Acre works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and recently Malawi using a market-based approach. One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2013, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realised a 180% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.

 

Fundamentally, One Acre Fund believes farmers are the solution to poverty and hunger. Farmers make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries and include some of the hardest-working people on the planet. One Acre Fund puts farmers first in everything that the organisation does, creating simple new ways for farmers to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre. One Acre is now 3,000 staff strong, and growing fast with a 2020 vision to improve the lives of more than 1 million farm families by delivering exemplary services to their doorsteps.