Rwanda Financial Advisory Services Intern at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 8 September 2020)
ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund 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 training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous. We are growing quickly. We serve more than 1 million farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Finance and Strategy department at One Acre Fund focuses on strategy, financial and operational tasks. We advise One Acre Fund Rwanda’s Country Director and Division Heads on strategic planning and resource allocation, and work on short to mid-term projects throughout the organisation, finding solutions to challenging issues.
The Intern will support one to two projects. Projects may involve running customer and market research, coordinating field activities, and building data models. You might also be asked to support on urgent requests coming in from other departments.
Working in the Finance and Strategy unit, you will gain exposure to the wider organisation and you will get a good overview of what each department does. A large portion of your tasks, especially at the beginning, will be focused on building skills and developing context rather than immediately delivering value. The most important component of this internship is learning.
This is a full-time paid internship based in Rubengera. We have a free company mini-bus that transports staff from Kigali to Rubengera, and back to Kigali. We are open to having interns working from Kigali, subject to line manager approval.
We have a 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 three to six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
We are looking for university graduates with strong analytical reasoning, a leadership mindset, and a passion for our mission. Ideally, we are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
- Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, with outstanding MS Excel knowledge
- Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
- Ability to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Language: Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is required. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda is an asset
PREFERRED START DATE
As soon as possible – ideally October 2020
Interns will be provided with a reasonable stipend for the duration of their contract. Rural area-based fellows will be provided assistance in locating suitable housing.
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No; Rwandans only are invited 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 here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.
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.