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Description

One Acre Fund (OAF) supplies smallholder farmers in East, West and Southern Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services. One Acre Fund provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes and agricultural training to improve harvests. They measure success by their ability to make farmers more prosperous - on average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. The One Acre vision for 2020 is to improve the lives of more than 1 million farm families by delivering exemplary services to their doorsteps. OAF is growing quickly and currently serves more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff. OAF are looking for a self-motivated individual, who is dedicated to social impact to join their Rwanda strategy team.

 

As the new Strategy and Operations Analyst, you will work on short-term projects across multiple functions to solve complex operational, strategic and financial problems. With a wide variety of projects to work on, no one day will ever be the same. You will gain exposure to high-level strategy, by working in different departments and by being on the ground in the field. You will take on full ownership of projects, from planning, through to execution and follow-up, often working directly with varied project partners, including occasionally the Country Director. You will manage anywhere from 2-5 projects at any given time, and are expected to tackle any type of project – from quantitative modelling to primary research – with a focus on analysing and solving the problem at hand. You may be asked to take on direct management responsibilities for a growing team of analysts. This is a full-time career-track role within One Acre Fund Rwanda’s Strategy team.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

Your project portfolio will vary depending on program priorities. Examples of current/past team projects include:
 

  • Undertake market research to understand and identify how we can reduce our high inputs delivery costs, through research, modelling of truck costs and industry margins.
  • Build a ‘social return on investment’ model for field trials to ensure the trial maximises impact at the lowest cost, and could be scaled country-wide. 
  • Identify opportunities to enhance our solar strategy, through rigorous product selection, improved marketing, customer service and new channels.
  • Work with our field operations team to create tools to measure performance, and ensure incentives for field staff are optimal to increase results.
  • Longer-term, there will be opportunities to lead increasingly large projects or join/lead a department you are supporting.

Criteria

 

  • Experience: Strategy, management consulting, and finance professionals, or people with similar experience of quickly getting up to speed on a project, working across departments, and solving problems
  • Leadership experiences: At or outside of work, particularly in roles that demonstrate strong relationship management
  • Technical skills: Advanced Excel (can perform complex functions). Experience with other professional programs (e.g. R, STATA) is a plus
  • Humility: in everything One Acre Fund does, we put farmers first. We do this by approaching our work and individual professional growth with humility, efficiency, and compassion
  • Location: A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years. Experience working in a developing market is a bonus, but is not required
  • Language: English; French/Kinyarwanda a bonus
  • Nationality: African nationality is mandatory

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
  • The opportunity to generate positive impact in the lives of smallholder farmers, directly shaping a growing organisation and building a rewarding long-term career
  • The opportunity to join an organisation with a culture of constant learning and investing in people development. You will have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance, with career reviews every six months and 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.