Full-Time

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  • Kigali Rwanda

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Description

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund (OAF) supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. OAF provides quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. OAF measure their success by their ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.


OAF is looking for a Manager to lead the Office of the CEO, comprised of senior Analysts. The Office of the CEO reflects the voice of and executes on behalf of the Executive Director. As OAF grows, the Executive Director is focused on an increasingly diverse set of priorities, from communicating with external partners to marshaling resources for new internal programs. As Manager in this office, you will lead a varied portfolio of projects, linked by a common theme of improving the CEO’s efficacy. You will report directly to the CEO.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead major initiatives and fill in critical gaps in the organization: The Manager in the Office of the CEO will directly implement the priorities of the Executive Director. This could be through project work, such as improving retention by analyzing data to identify issues, propose solutions, and implement the solutions with a diverse team. It could also come in the form of operational secondments, such as managing an important department during a time of transition to ensure the CEO’s voice is reflected in departmental priorities
  • Executive-level communications and research: OAF believe well-crafted communication of their strategy is essential to their success. The Office of the CEO will reflect the voice of the Executive Director in communications with the most important influencers in the sector and internal audiences through pitch decks, strategy sharing, employee engagement, and more. The communications may also require fast analyses and research, like conducting a market sizing of smallholder farmers in East Africa
  • Team leadership: The Manager in the Office of the CEO will help ensure the professional development and high-quality project work of the Analysts in the Office of the CEO. This will include serving as the bridge between the Executive Director and the Analysts, scoping projects, checking in weekly with Analysts to guide their work, and conducting bi-annual professional development reviews

Criteria

OAF are looking for extraordinary candidates with 5+ years of work experience to help take the organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a career-track role, with a two-year minimum. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Experience in strategic and consulting contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-term planning
  • Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move projects forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations
  • Experience managing team performance and developing leaders; experience in remote management a plus
  • Exceptional written communicator: We are looking for clear communicators who have an ability to engage a range of audiences, including internal staff, external partners, and organizational leadership
  • Research ability: You have experience conducting powerful secondary research
  • Humility: We are looking for passionate leaders with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
  • Language: English
  • Years of experience: Ideally a minimum of 7, with at least 5 years in a management role

Benefits

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
  • OAF have a culture of constant learning and invest in developing their people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. OAF hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.

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.