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One Acre Fund Job Recruitment Portal – This is to announce the current job recruitment opportunity for qualified persons who are suitable for the specified position

One Acre, founded in 2006, 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 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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Nigeria Finance & Business Operations Specialist

Location: Abuja (with travel to Minna)
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Role

  • As Nigeria Finance & internal controls Specialist, you will join a growing team that is striving to put an end to poverty by transforming the lives of Nigerian farmers.
  • The team’s purpose is to rapidly scale the OAF model in Nigeria.
  • You will support the expansion of the OAF model in Nigeria and Report to the Nigeria Country Lead.
  • As a Finance & internal controls Specialist, you will benefit from this experience, quickly developing your skill-set through immersion in the operating environment.
  • At the same time, the main role of the Finance & internal controls Specialist is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve OAF’s operations.
  • This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.
  • You will have 2+ years of work experience in finance responsibilities (both analysis and financial modelling) to help take the organization to the next levels of scale.
  • You will help lead our budgeting process plus advice our leadership team on important strategic projects through concise and informative analysis.

Responsibilities
Strategy Support:

  • Lead Analysis for our Leadership Team. You will lead projects like Operational plans diligence, Sensitivity analyses for operational decisions, Cost optimization leadership, and analyzing new inorganic growth opportunities.
  • Support Frontier Projects – Creating financial models for new business opportunities across the organization that emphasize program profitability and effectiveness.

Budgeting & Variance Analysis:

  • Work with Department Heads to set annual budgets and manage the monthly BVA process.
  • Provide critical assessment of all budgets and cost projections and work with department heads to strategize ways to maximize cost efficiency without compromising quality.
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis for individual departments and the country program through examining current spending, market and financial forecasts, and overall goals to make recommendations and guide executive decision-making.
  • Present new strategies and assessments to team members in compelling arguments.
  • Roll out clear cost-saving programs with timelines and assessment goals.

Internal Controls:

  • This encompasses managing mission-critical systems such as client data management, field audits, and investigations. This would likely include processing payments from thousands of clients, ensuring high client satisfaction and customer service, and building systems for scale.
  • Support all Business Operations activities: analyze and clarify requirements, support solution design, incident management, maintain functional documentation
  • Contribute to our continuous improvements in development, quality, and project management processes

Communicate and Work With Globalstakeholders:

  • In all the above, there are dedicated global support teams with systems and processes that need to be adhered to.
  • You will work with them to ensure that the Nigeria pilot is compliant with these and to mobilise their assets.

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

  • 3 – 5+ years of experience in auditing or any previous financial or accounting firm experience with a rigorous professional work experience in a finance department or financial analyst role.
  • Musthave experience in financial modelling and analysis with excel (can perform complex functions).
  • Experience with numbers and can provide quick, insightful analyses of the stories behind the numbers.
  • Experience managing complex projects and working with other team members.
  • Creativity and analytical thinking to look for alternative solutions to problems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using SAP.
  • Language skills: English is required, and proficiency in any additional regional languages from Nigeria.

Eligibility:

  • This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria.

Benefits
Health insurance paid time off.

Application Closing Date
3rd November 2022.

Job Title: Data and Partnership Manager / Director

Location: Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Role

  • We are seeking an experienced evaluation professional to lead our Research and partnerships work at One Acre Fund.

Responsibilities
Research:

  • Manage 2-4 long-term research studies that are of the highest strategic priority to our organization. These studies may be implemented internally by One Acre Fund and/or by an external organization.
  • Dig into existing One Acre Fund research to allow the Office of the CEO and the business development team to make strategic plans around where to invest in program growth. This will be complementary to the annual impact assessments that the internal Monitoring and Evaluation team conduct.
  • Prepare concise reports and dashboards to consolidate what is known internally about our client farmers and program impact.
  • Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) teams when needed to collect and report on outcomes that are of high interest to donors.
  • Expand our internal research agenda. Identify holes in what we know about Impact and suggest solutions or studies to deepen our understanding.
  • Create a plan to build One Acre Fund’s research profile. This may involve creating a robust dissemination strategy of our existing research or conducting activities that highlight ongoing research at One Acre Fund.

Partnerships:

  • Main measurement and evaluation related liaison for external research and evaluation partners.
  • Represent One Acre Fund and our impact measurement work in donor and external facing meetings and presentations.
  • Provide facts and data to the Business Development team that has been validated by the primary data collection undertaken by our teams.

Staff:

  • Mentor the in-country Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning teams on performance and technical issues.
  • Potentially manage 1-2 staff members as the portfolio for this role grows.

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

  • Master’s Degree in a related field is required. PhD is a plus.
  • 7 to 10+ years of academic or professional experience developing evaluations/research and analyzing findings.
  • Successful track record in complex research and evaluation projects (e.g. high-level data analysis, an experience of data collection, field team management).
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and mastery of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs.
  • Master communicator with an eye for design and visual presentation.
  • Experience in engaging with multiple partners diplomatically and build meaningful strategic relationships.
  • Data analysis skills such as regressions, propensity score matching, difference in difference design
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Advanced Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)).
  • Humility and personal stability.

Eligibility:

  • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Benefits
Health insurance, housing and comprehensive benefits.

Application Closing Date
1st September, 2022.

Job Title: Software Engineering Lead / Manager, Mobile Services

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Employment Type: Full-time
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Role

  • We believe that technology is important for building the most efficient rural distribution network on the African continent.
  • Our passionate dev team manages a range of web, chat and mobile solutions to support our field operations staff, such as registering millions of farmers and their orders, optimizing delivery truck loads and routes, tracking deliveries, collecting mobile payments, and BI decision support solutions such as analyzing loan repayments.
  • Our tech includes .Net Core, React Native and Kubernetes.
  • Our tooling landscape includes GitHub, JIRA, Slack and Azure DevOps.
  • The Software Engineering Lead will report to the Software Engineering Manager, and the Manager will report to the Director of Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Lead several development teams working in Agile to ship our mobile solutions efficiently and predictably
  • Contribute to our solutions’ technical architecture and design
  • Watch for adherence to our technical and quality standards
  • Improve and refine our development processes and quality
  • Mentor your ~20 team members and support their growth
  • Nurture a great team culture

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 be able to shape a growing organisation and build a rewarding long-term career.

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

  • 8+ years experience building software solutions, including 3+ years in a leadership role
  • High technical proficiency in web or mobile technologies
  • Compassionate
  • A desire to keep learning
  • Comfortable with cloud-native technologies and architecture
  • Experienced Agile (scrum) practitioner – CSM/CSPO appreciated
  • Passion for quality, documentation, and automation
  • Awareness of field surveying solutions such as ODK appreciated.

Eligibility:

  • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Benefits
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits.

Application Closing Date
14th September, 2022.

Job Title: Research and Partnerships Manager / Director

Location: Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya
Employment Type: Full-time
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Role

  • We are seeking an experienced evaluation professional to lead our Research and partnerships work at One Acre Fund.

Responsibilities

Research:

  • Manage 2-4 long-term research studies that are of the highest strategic priority to our organization. These studies may be implemented internally by One Acre Fund and/or by an external organization.
  • Dig into existing One Acre Fund research to allow the Office of the CEO and the business development team to make strategic plans around where to invest in program growth. This will be complementary to the annual impact assessments that the internal Monitoring and Evaluation team conduct.
  • Prepare concise reports and dashboards to consolidate what is known internally about our client farmers and program impact.
  • Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) teams when needed to collect and report on outcomes that are of high interest to donors.
  • Expand our internal research agenda. Identify holes in what we know about Impact and suggest solutions or studies to deepen our understanding.
  • Create a plan to build One Acre Fund’s research profile. This may involve creating a robust dissemination strategy of our existing research or conducting activities that highlight ongoing research at One Acre Fund.

Partnerships:

  • Main measurement and evaluation related liaison for external research and evaluation partners.
  • Represent One Acre Fund and our impact measurement work in donor and external facing meetings and presentations.
  • Provide facts and data to the Business Development team that has been validated by the primary data collection undertaken by our teams.

Staff:

  • Mentor the in-country Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning teams on performance and technical issues.
  • Potentially manage 1-2 staff members as the portfolio for this role grows.

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

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

  • Master’s degree in a related field is required. PhD is a plus.
  • 7 to 10+ years of academic or professional experience developing evaluations/research and analyzing findings.
  • Successful track record in complex research and evaluation projects (e.g. high-level data analysis, an experience of data collection, field team management).
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and mastery of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs.
  • Master communicator with an eye for design and visual presentation.
  • Experience in engaging with multiple partners diplomatically and build meaningful strategic relationships.
  • Data analysis skills such as regressions, propensity score matching, difference in difference design
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Advanced Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)).
  • Humility and personal stability.

Eligibility:

  • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Benefits
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits.

Application Closing Date
1st September 2022.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.
  • 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.

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