2 JOB POSITIONS AT One Acre Fund : ( Deadline : 16 August 2019 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT One Acre Fund :  ( Deadline : 16 August 2019 )

 

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT One Acre Fund : ( Deadline : 16 August 2019 )

 

 

 

 

JOB AT One Acre Fund : Development Associate (Writing/Reporting) : ( Deadline : 16 August 2019 )

 

 

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

 

One Acre Fund is devoted to improving our level of service to Africa’s smallholders season after season. We are constantly growing in scale, impact, and sustainability; our ability to do so reliably and rapidly depends on raising an ambitious level of external funding.

 

We are seeking a highly capable and motivated individual to support our growing fund development team in both grant writing and reporting. We want someone who has a true passion for writing, and in particular for communicating complicated ideas in a simple way. Prior experience with grants is not required in this role – being a structured and inspiring prose writer and having a good business mind are the most important prerequisites. This person must be able to step back, understand our programs and needs, and write a strategic appeal that is well-tailored to the grant opportunity at hand. This role will likely start by writing proposals and reports for smaller grants, but quickly move into the $500,000+ gift range. Beyond the scope of writing, this role will also provide support in our donor relations management process, working directly alongside account leads to ensure that our donor relationships remain close, consistent, and mutually beneficial.

 

 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Write concept notes and proposals for grants. Some key characteristics of our writing:
We tailor our language to each new funder. Most of our funders are quite sophisticated, which keeps our proposal-writing dynamic and our work interesting.
We emphasize clear logical flow in our writing, and make heavy use of hard M&E results and projections, business rationale, and a farmer-facing perspective
We often prepare for our writing with significant research and outreach to One Acre Fund’s field teams; an ideal candidate would be a skilled and enthusiastic researcher.
Write high-quality reports for funders. One Acre Fund values our current funders above all others, and we work very hard to provide them with compelling, accurate, and transparent reports about our the progress and results of our field programs.
Understand our core business intimately. We are seeking someone with a strong business mind. The professional funders we work with do not just want smooth prose – they want business rationale and a tailored message. This position would receive in-depth exposure to our field program to help build an understanding of our operations.
Organize and execute complex projects. Our team does not have a top-down culture. We would like to hire someone who can independently drive forward execution of complex and multi-stage writing projects, with the support and input of colleagues and team leadership. This person should expect to fully own the role.

 

 

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 3 – 5+ years of work experience and a demonstrated long-term interest in international development. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to a new level of impact and scale. Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:

 

Required: Either substantial field experience or 1+ year of professional writing experience in a related field. Ideally both!
Very strong communication skills. At its core, this position is about communicating complex ideas in simple prose. We are looking for candidates who derive great satisfaction from this act, and can demonstrate their ability to do so – in short, we are seeking writers. In your writing samples, we will be looking for confident, clear, error-free prose.
Genuine interest in international development/agriculture. We are seeking someone with a demonstrated connection to international development/agriculture, who is truly passionate about working every day to positively impact the hardest-working farmers on the planet.
Direct experience in this field is a big plus.
Strong ability to understand business. We would like to hire someone who will truly understand our operations, and be able to communicate their ins and outs simply and effectively.
Skill in graphic design/desktop publishing is also a plus.
Top-performing undergraduate background. Candidates with graduate degrees also encouraged to apply.
Language: High level of English fluency required

 

PREFERRED START DATE

 

As soon as possible

 

JOB LOCATION

 

Kigali or Nairobi preferred; New York or Utrecht possible

 

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

 

DURATION

 

Full-time job

 

BENEFITS

 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

 

 

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

 

No; Must have existing rights to work in East Africa, the Netherlands or United States of America. East Africans 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 here.

 

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JOB AT One Acre Fund : Loss Prevention Associate : ( Deadline : 16 August 2019 )

 

 

 

Distribution is fundamental to the core model of One Acre Fund and the Logistics team works specifically to enable this cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system. The Logistics Loss Prevention Specialist will be an integral part of the team that delivers millions of kilograms of goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across East Africa. Your work will have a tremendous impact on the organization’s key mission of serving the small-holding farmer.

 

This role will lead global and country-embedded loss prevention work to reduce financial and inventory losses and improve data accuracy across the supply chain. Success in this role looks like:

 

Building full buy-in from each country team and external stakeholders for cost-efficient controls improvements to the way we purchase, store, track and deliver inventory
Installing full-time staffers or champions in each country team to prioritize a strong controls environment throughout the year
Setting clear indicators of individual and procedural success and holding teams accountable to hitting ambitious targets
Identifying creative solutions to existing supply chain problems, and driving those solutions from ideation to execution

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

Develop & implement solutions to improve loss prevention across country teams:
Assess loss prevention work across country logistics teams bi-annually to identify problems leading to loss (controls, security, safety, QA) & update/develop loss prevention project pipeline
Central planning & solution development for loss prevention problems
Roll out solutions across country teams
Identify how to ramp up & manage controls during busy distribution seasons
Execution excellence and oversight of loss prevention portfolio:
Put clear accountability measures in place for each country to effectively manage controls, safety, and security to improve controls relating to loss prevention – you are responsible for ensuring every country team is prioritizing & maintaining loss prevention portfolio
Staff up country teams to be able to manage loss prevention portfolio – could hire a full-time staffer to manage this portfolio or identify a loss prevention champion on the ground in smaller, less mature countries who can manage this portfolio as a core part of their role – this person’s primary manager will be the Global Loss Prevention Associate/Manager with dotted line management to Country Logistics Lead
Lead monthly loss prevention calls w/ loss prevention staff to brainstorm issues and roll out new processes & procedures
Stakeholder engagement & coordination: Work with key stakeholders to improve the controls environment & design systems to prevent loss
You are the intersection point between legal, audit, Government Relations, Business Development, and finance
Work with global logistics leadership and country teams to make loss prevention recommendations based on a deep understanding for how these external factors impact logistics work
Digest & prioritize asks coming from different stakeholders – decide what to implement, when, and how
Develop technology solutions to streamline loss prevention processes that integrate with the supply chain universe
Ensure loss prevention processes & procedures fit well with broader financial controls environment at the organization
Capacity building: Train country staff on loss prevention controls and hold them accountable to pre-set expectations:
Understand tools, systems, and processes surrounding loss prevention controls
Effectively train staff on how to execute loss prevention processes, use software & systems relating to loss prevention, and how to more independently solve problems relating to loss prevention
Set clear expectations at all levels of the logistics team, and tracking KPIs to hold individuals accountable to excellent execution
Develop and roll out reports to help country teams self-assess success
Driving Innovation in supply chain team loss prevention: Work with supply chain leadership and country logistics leads to drive innovation across supply chain teams by executing strategic projects and thinking creatively on how to reduce loss. Example projects include:
Procurement fraud prevention strategy & training
Data expectation setting & improvement across supply chain teams – streamline the data process
Rolling out safety protocols
Security rubric (key holder policy, bin transfer)
Key indicators of progress in these areas are:

Annual percentage of inventory lost to shrink
Percentage of internal audit findings related to existing loss prevention policies
In-country compliance with global initiatives, as measured by execution tracking
Performance of in-country loss prevention staff
Ease of integration of loss prevention solutions into the existing supply chain, and other departmental stakeholder processes

 

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 exceptional professionals with 3-5+ years of work experience including at least 1-2 years of people management experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Must possess an appreciation for the challenges of logistics in a developing economy with an understanding of how the industry functions
Strong work experiences with demonstrated leadership and management experience. Examples include demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business,).
Experience in the supply chain, logistics, or other operational management required. Development sector experience is an asset but not required.
Strong analytical skills – Ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze, and communicate data (applied mathematics or systems engineering background an asset)
Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
Top-performing educational background; related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required.
Language: Fluent English required. French desired. Regional languages an asset.

 

PREFERRED START DATE

 

As soon as possible

 

JOB LOCATION

 

Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya

 

COMPENSATION

 

Commensurate with experience

 

DURATION

 

Full-time job

 

BENEFITS

 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

 

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

 

Yes. East Africans 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 here.

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 





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