3 Positions at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 15, 30 January 2021)

3 Positions at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 15, 30 January 2021)

3 Positions at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 15, 30 January 2021)

Rwanda MEL Impact Ventures Analyst at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 30 January 2021)

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 7,000+ 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 ROLE

You will report to the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Deputy Director and IV Director as a team member of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Department. The MEL Department at One Acre Fund operates as an in-house research department, and results are used to inform program decisions and rigorously understand impact.

We are looking for an impact evaluator or field research professional to join our team as a MEL Analyst in Kigali, Rwanda. You will use data to improve our operations, develop a deputy, and coordinate our research activities across multiple programs and teams. You will contribute to make informed decisions for our long-term strategy by working with leadership and the Impact Venture (IV) team in Rwanda.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design studies, run field testing of survey instruments and advise different Business Units on trial design and MEL requirements.
  • Improve data collection efficiency to drive MEL survey cost down.
  • Analyze data to draw early and final conclusions and write reports with recommended actions. Help Business Unit make strategic decisions on when/how to amend, scale or pull back, or stop a venture entirely based on the evidence.
  • Work with the field teams to ensure MEL results and recommendations are understood and acted upon.
  • Manage the local MEL team including a Field Coordinator, MEL Specialists, and Data Manager which support a team of about 40 enumerators. You will:
  • Mentor field staff on best practices in MEL execution through field visits, meetings, and training programs.
  • Build capacity for analysis staff on MEL design and rigorous analysis.
  • Manage the main MEL activities in the field, with an eye to “perfect” quality standards.
  • Quality–control and management of data collection processes.
  • Oversee the hiring and development of MEL staff.
  • Shape organizational strategy based on MEL results in collaboration with leadership and IV team.
  • Coordinate MEL tasks with the Government Relation team to ensure its design and methodology are aligned.

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:

  • Academic or professional experience in the field–based MEL or data collection, designing and implementing evaluations or research, and analyzing findings.
  • Masters degrees in Public Policy, International Development, Statistics, Economics, or a related field of study preferred.
  • Quantitative skills with experience with statistical software (Stata, R).
  • Logical and structured thinking skills with a clear and compelling written communication style.
  • Experience building staff capacity. Organizational, coordination skill-set. Leadership experience at work and an enthusiasm for learning and growth.
  • Language: English required. Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, or French are also useful.

PREFERRED START DATE

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

JOB LOCATION

Kigali, Rwanda

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Yes; African country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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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Rwanda Seed Business Entrepreneur at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 30 January 2021)

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 ROLE

  • We’re looking for a Rwandan Entrepreneur who can lead our fledgling seed business venture into an established seed company
  • Your work will serve millions of farmers and create them billions of Rwandan francs of additional income in the next 5 years
  • You will directly contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s vision to create a privatised domestic seed production industry
  • We are looking for a candidate who is willing to make it their life’s mission to create the best quality seed for farmers and navigate any challenge this work throws at them with patience, positivity, and passion
  • You will bring a wealth of experience and ambition from leading business ventures, working with complex and diverse team members, and a deep understanding of the Rwandan market and political landscape
  • You will report to the Impact Ventures Director, manage a team of seed production, processing, and leadership experts and work with a vast range of departments across the organization including government relations, business development, finance, HR, logistics, and global sourcing

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guide the vision of our seed company and ensure its success:
  • Build a vision of our place in the Rwandan seed market through gaining knowledge of the market and our clients
  • Build a great team and hire for resources gaps
  • Enhance our seed processing/production capacity to 5,000 MT of hybrid maize by 2023
  • Lead an investment in the potato and bean seed markets
  • Source funding to grow the venture
  • Create or deepen partnerships to accelerate the success and outputs of the business
  • Lead the vision and continued development of a seed product pipeline
  • Create an export market for our seed within 3 years
  • Set our long-term strategy and the short-term goals required to achieve this strategy
  • Lead our existing seed production partnerships between a local seed production company and an international seed company
  • Deepen our relationship with the Government of Rwanda and the associate regulatory bodies to advocate for the seed industry and promote policy and regulatory change to support its success
  • Manage a team of experts with diverse backgrounds and skills
  • Ensure the financial sustainability of the business

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:

  • Experienced entrepreneur – successful business start-up and leadership in Rwanda or Africa
  • Obsession/Passion for getting the highest quality products to customers in this case seed to farmers (this role will be a lot of work and we need someone intrinsically motivated to make it successful)
  • This is a high pressure position with a very high risk/reward. We need someone who will make it their life’s mission to make this successful.
  • Experience managing complex external partners to achieve results
  • Someone who can translate technical information into understandable internal and external communications
  • Experience with the Rwandan public and private sectors
  • People management skills – you will manage a large team with multiple areas of expertise including seed production, seed processing, mechanical engineering, finance, and procurement.
  • Fluency in reviewing financial reporting, accounting, and projections
  • Awareness/working knowledge of the Rwandan legal system and labor laws
  • Knowledge or background in the agricultural sector/industry would highly be regarded
  • Kinyarwanda and English fluency is a must-have

PREFERRED START DATE

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

JOB LOCATION

Kigali, Rwanda

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

NoMust have existing rights to work in 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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Potato Seed Venture Lead at One Acre Fund: (Deadline 15 January 2021)

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 ROLE

We’re looking for a passionate, dynamic, seed entrepreneur to lead our entry into the potato seed market in Rwanda. After two years of success in supporting the development of the hybrid maize seed market – now serving over 30% of national demand and over 460,000 farmers – One Acre Fund is now excited to begin diversifying our seed product offering to potato seed. We require a candidate who is willing to make it their life’s mission for the next two years to grow the best quality seed for Rwandan farmers and to navigate any challenge this process throws at them with patience, positivity, and passion. This project aims to bring the highest quality potato seed to tens of thousands of Rwandan farmers. This work will create hundreds of thousands of dollars of impact by increased harvest and nutrition for farm households within the next two years.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Seed Department Manager you will:

Lead the development and introduction of our potato seed portfolio

  • Bring over 1000 MT of certified seed to market in our first year – enough for an estimated 10,000 farmers
  • Develop relationships with local and international providers of germplasm and existing mini-tuber suppliers to guarantee a supply of pre-basic seed
  • Select varieties to produce suitable for our market – high yield, disease resistance, and ware potato characteristics
  • Develop flagship pre-basic, basic and certified seed production farm(s)
  • Develop our existing partners and new partners into quality early generation potato seed producers
  • Where beneficial/necessary build partnerships with government organizations, regulatory bodies, farm cooperatives, seed companies, and other partners to ensure the success of the program
  • Work with the local authorities to ensure all seed meets the required standards:
  • Develop a lab suitable for phytosanitary testing (ELISA, PCR, and seed quality testing)
  • Review current seed testing practices and capacity build where necessary to ensure the Rwandan market meets international standards
  • Work with in-country potato centres which are already working to support quality seed production with seed producers
  • Provide support on developing the technical elements on funding applications with our Business Development Team and Business Operations Lead

Develop the required infrastructure and systems for long-term success for seed potato

  • Build small-medium size cold storage units for pre-basic and basic seed storage
  • Rent or build warehousing spaces suitable for certified seed dormancy breaking
  • Develop a strategy for infrastructure and investments required for the long-term success of potato seed in Rwanda
  • Solve systematic potato supply chain challenges in Rwanda to grow a viable, profitable, high-quality seed business

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:

  • Obsession/passion for getting quality seed to farmers (this role will be a lot of work and we need someone intrinsically motivated to make it successful)
  • Minimum Master’s or 5+ years experience in Seed Breeding or related field – strong preference for potato or horticultural crop breeding
  • Entrepreneurial mindset (this is relatively new territory for OAF)
  • Operations and project planning experience
  • Experience or ability to smoothly work with external partners
  • Model business scenarios (can create/maintain complex spreadsheets)
  • Experience working with seed potato would be very highly regarded

PREFERRED START DATE

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

JOB LOCATION

Kigali, Rwanda

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Yes; African Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY






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