Rwanda Sales and Marketing Internship at ONE ACRE FUND: (Deadline: 17 March 2021 )

Rwanda Sales and Marketing Internship at ONE ACRE FUND: (Deadline: 17 March 2021 )


Rwanda Sales and Marketing Internship at ONE ACRE FUND: (Deadline: 17 March 2021 )

ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

ABOUT THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM

One Acre Fund’s Young Professionals Program offers high-performing African graduates meaningful internships and training opportunities at a high-performing, mission-driven organization. Our internships are paid and all interns can expect to receive substantive work assignments working on high-impact projects that support One Acre Fund’s operations.

When joining, interns will participate in an onboarding program and receive training on how to design and execute projects. Over the period of your internship, you will get the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and receive learning opportunities to build strong foundations for your future career.

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • We are looking for a Sales and Marketing Intern to provide financial management and communications support to the Seed Production (SPR) team while our Key Account Manager is on maternity leave.
  • You will learn from and contribute to a team of seed processing experts and entrepreneurs who have pioneered domestic seed processing in Rwanda.
  • You will put to practice your skills in accounting and communications while gaining new skills in a fast-growing industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Sales and Marketing Intern will provide essential support to the Business Operations team through financial management; including client invoicing, revenue tracking, and data management.
  • You will further support department financial sustainability by creating new processes for efficient financial tracking and reporting.
  • You will be the primary liaison between clients for seed processing and the SPR team and will play an important role in client relationship management (CRM).
  • You will assist with compliance requirements within the department and maintain financial and data tracking controls.
  • You will maintain and communicate weekly status reports to management.
  • You will also have the chance to contribute to SPR marketing strategy to increase revenue, bolster department financial sustainability, promote awareness of our services, and strengthen client relations.

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:

  • You will have an educational background and experience in marketing and sales, accounting, financial management, business operations, or client relationship management.
  • We are looking for someone who is good with numbers, who has strong attention to detail, who prioritizes the quality of deliverables, and who is passionate about serving farmers.
  • You can write in proficient business English can communicate verbally in English and Kinyarwanda with both internal and external parties.
  • Bachelor’s degree or at a minimum have completed all required courses to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Business, Economics or any other related field.

PREFERRED START DATE

April 1st, 2021

JOB LOCATION

Kigali, Rwanda

COMPENSATION

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

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.

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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