Employments Opportunities At One Acre Fund

Employment Opportunities At One Acre Fund – Tanzania

Position: Tanzania Rotational Program Support Officer at One Acre Fund – Tanzania  Iringa, Tanzania
About One Acre Fund Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training 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 are growing quickly. We currently 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.
Job Description One Acre Fund’s farmer-facing operations are the front lines of our mission, and a place where our work is evolving rapidly. Our Rotational Program Support Officer position is designed to seize new opportunities and fill crucial gaps flexibly and rapidly, in order to fuel the organization’s growth. In turn, this role will provide a compelling opportunity for exceptional early-mid career professionals to quickly grow into leaders capable of independently executing the project, team management and addressing some challenges facing One Acre Fund, through rapid exposure to the full breadth and depth of One Acre Fund’s functional areas. Concretely speaking, selected Rotational Program Support Officer will have the opportunity to rotate through a program innovation project in different Tanzania region into 3-5 different roles within the 1-year contract. Rotational Program Support Officer will work together with the Program Innovation Department organization to determine their region, individual rotations, and then their project to support. We see the Rotational Program Support Officer role as an opportunity to develop future leaders in international development while meeting some of One Acre Fund’s most critical field-facing needs. Part of our commitment to this role is offering high-quality professional development and feedback opportunities as our Officer make their way through the various rotations. We are seeking an individual who will assist OAF in the following areas:

  • Field-based work with Flexible – Rotating assignments across Iringa, Njombe, and Arusha regions.
  • Collaborate closely with the field team as well as other departments and proper work plan for field visits by using available tools, come up with new ideas and possible interventions to improve the field team operations.
  • Support the establishment and the execution of the lean district trial project in all the selected areas and in future areas.
  • Provide support and monitoring for field-based trials, ex. lean district trials and surveys.
  • To perform any other special and specific trials and responsibilities that will be given by the Manager.

Qualifications/Skills Required
We are seeking a candidate with a long -term passion for sustainable agricultural development in Tanzania.
Please only apply if you fit these criteria:

  • University Degree (Business Administration, Community Development, Agriculture, or related focus)
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers. Being willing to commit to serve smallholder farmers in our program both in Iringa, Njombe and Mbeya By conducting Field Visits.
  • Competent Languages: Fluent Kiswahili and Professional Level English.
  • Computer Literate: Demonstrating computer skills such as typing, navigate Google Email, Calendar, Drive, Google Sheets and Google Docs.
  • Clear and excellent communicator in person, via email, and on the phone.
  • Proactive in problem-solving.
  • Integrity and a positive attitude toward the team.
  • Proven ability to set and meet job targets

Desired Qualifications
Demonstrates high-quality work with strong attention to detail.
Ability to work with a larger team and independent worker with strong ability to manage own schedule, tasks and responsibilities.
A confident communicator who is comfortable talking with many people on a variety of topics.
Demonstrated leadership potential at work and outside work.

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.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job.
Benefits
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
No; Must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.

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.
TO APPLY CLICK HERE! ******************
Position: Tanzania Product Innovations Lead Job Description
Product Innovations Department Overview The Product Innovations (PI) Lead will sit with the Impact Division, the driving force behind improving One Acre Fund’s programs, products, and services to farmers. Impact aims to reduce the risk of farmer investments and offer proven, impactful products. Within that, Product Innovations drives One Acre Fund towards continual growth by researching and trialing agricultural products, non-agricultural products, and trainings. PI identifies products, trainings, and strategies with high impact that solve the fundamental challenges that Tanzanian farmers face. The department works to maximize adoption or adherence and minimize logistical complications in an effort to reach as many farmers as possible with high impact products. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Team Management of 25+ Department Staff
    • Directly manage department execution lead (JG5) and 1-2 JG3 or JG4 team members 
    • Write development and promotion plans for all direct reports within 1 month of reviews 
    • Ensure all permanent Product Innovations department staff receive bi-annual reviews and are on development plans within 1 month of reviews, with monthly reviews of plans in between bi-annual reviews 
    • Institute and monitor campaigns or protocols to ensure high team sustainability and efficacy 
    • Plan bi-annual team celebrations and encourage celebration in regular team culture 
  • Recommend Product Strategy to Maximize Farmer Impact through Add On Products 
    • Design strategy for key product workstreams (solar, beans, etc.) 
    • Product glidepath updated annually for 5 year pan 
    • Set add on impact annual KPIs and create strategy for meeting targets 
    • Define “5 Big Bets” for prioritization each season
    • Keep product pipeline, strategy calendar, and Product Innovations dashboard up to date 
  • Oversee Product Trials 
    • Ensure project calendars are up to date at the team and country level 
    • Collect monthly risk assessments from project leads and ensure critical risks are well mitigated 
    • Consider farmers first in all projects, checking that farmer needs and perceptions have been fully integrated
    • Communicate project wins and risks to country leadership (direct manager and when applicable, Steer Co) 
    • Manage 1-3 projects or 1 phase while actively building succession plan to delegate these projects 
  • Department Planning 
    • Recommend highest efficiency staffing structure for project priorities
    • Budget overhead and staffing for financial year to most efficiently drive SROI within budget limit
    • Oversee Budget Variance Analysis lead to ensure any monthly budget variance is well understood and adjusted for in future months 
    • Ensure regular planning coordination meetings with key departments, such as Logistics and Field Ops 
  • OKR contribution and tracking 
    • Lead Product Innovations department OKR drafting with team, aligning with global, country, and division
    • Track OKR progress and adjust team priorities accordingly 
  • Team Management Administration
    • PI weekly meetings
    • Holiday tracking 
    • Materials controls 
    • Ensure deadlines for cross-department requests are met by Product Innovations (HR surveys) 
  • Global Coordination
    • Monthly contributions to Impact Digest 
    • Quarterly updates to Impact Team Project Index 
    • Update global impact tools that feed into General Partner meetings, such as SROI projections
    • Annual preparation of materials for country’s formal reporting on add on impact calculations 

Career Growth and Development One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum 2 year commitment, full-time job 
  • Graduate of 4-year university (mandatory)
  • Graduate degree (preferred)
  • Familiarity and experience with running statistical models, such as multi-variate regression
    • Experience with statistical software (R or Stata) 
  • Personal or professional experience with agronomy and rural livelihoods (preferred)
  • 6+ years practical experience working on project and team management, including preferred experience with: 
    • Team management 
    • Leading team strategy 
    • Managing project calendars 
    • Prioritizing and balancing multiple projects and teams at once
    • Writing research plans based on objectives including survey data collection, data analysis leading to specific recommendations, and report writing  
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Comfort and sensitivity working in a multicultural environment that spans six countries and two continents
  • Proven ability to manage, teach, and mentor others
  • Excellent ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Integrity in use of One Acre Fund resources
  • Humility: Open to feedback, willing to admit mistakes and learn from them
  • Fluent Business and Conversational English
  • Ability to live and work in Iringa and/or Mbeya regions

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 hereTO APPLY CLICK HERE!  ********************
Position: Corporate Operations Supervisor at One Acre Fund – Tanzania Iringa, Tanzania About One Acre Fund Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly 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 are growing quickly. We currently 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. Job Description We are seeking a Corporate Operations Administrative Supervisor to perform key tasks that support a strong office culture and ensure staff can complete their roles in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. The scope of the role includes office space management, office culture support, vehicle management and visitor coordination and support. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete administrative tasks related to the office such as ensuring a clean office environment, opening and closing the office daily, developing a proper filing and management of all documents related to Corporate Operations.
  • Manage the acquisition, storage and inventory of offices supplies including oversight of stock-in and stock-out systems and timely payments to key vendors.
  • Ensure lunch is provided to staff in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner including brainstorming and implementing process improvements to the office kitchen and cooking system.
  • Champion the OAF culture by incorporating OAF values into your work and maintaining an office environment that supports the office culture we desire.
  • Receive and support all OAF Office Guests including greeting guests and introducing them to the office environment.
  • Manage the maintenance and use of the Iringa office vehicles and support the coordination of vehicle management for regional offices as well.
  • Manage the staff and equipment for the office environment including cleaner and groundsman.
  • Ensure a safe work environment by coordinating with OAF security staffer to ensure adherence to security protocols for the Iringa office and collaborating the set up of office security for regional offices. 

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
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Strong alignment with our values as an organization including humility, self-management, and respect.
Ability to manage upwards and downwards, critical thinking and deductive reasoning.
Strong educational background majoring in business professions, preferred.
Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
An enthusiasm for learning and openness to feedback.
Language: English (full professional proficiency) is required. Kiswahili.
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job.
Benefits
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
No; Must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.

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. TO APPLY CLICK HERE!

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