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. In order to maintain their ambitious growth trajectory, the New Country Expansion team has identified Nigeria as a critical country to expand to, and the team have launched their pilot program in Minna, Niger State. The team are now seeking an experienced and passionate leader to drive the success of this pilot and their Nigeria expansion.
As the new Nigeria Country Lead, you will oversee strategy for the pilot program, with the objective of scaling up from 500 farmers in 2020 to over 10,000 farmers by 2023. To reach this goal, you will guide an impassioned team of motivated professionals to understand and meet farmer demand, and create meaningful impact. Reporting to the Director of Expansion, you will demonstrate a track record of excelling in a start-up environment and handling evolving situations well. You will simultaneously develop the capacity of your team to manage future challenges seamlessly, while looking for new ways to improve the lives of Nigerian subsistence farmers.
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.