Agricultural Impact and Behavior Change Lead - Rwanda

One Acre Fund

About the organization

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: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We 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.

Duties

At One Acre Fund, we call impact our “north star.” Our goal is to increase the impact for the hundreds of thousands of farmers we serve across Rwanda by encouraging them to purchase impactful products and to use good agricultural practices. We want to see a visible impact in the homes of all Rwandan farmers by 2030. The work of the Field Operations Impact Strategy Lead is to make that vision come to life.

To do this, the Agricultural Impact and Behavior Change Lead will report to the Program Design Lead to:

Collaborate with the Innovations Department to develop agricultural training, test them in the field, and ensure that they are easy to implement, understandable by the end-user, and change farmer behavior
Review historical drivers of impact and design cost-effective interventions that have the potential to increase $ impact per farmer
Conduct qualitative research to better understand farmer behavior, and translate insights into strategies to increase the likelihood farmers adopt good agricultural practices (GAP)
Coordinate with the Design Team to create materials used by clients and the field team, including planting, pest, & disease guides
Oversee the implementation of impact activities in the field by following up on progress, course-correcting when needed, and creating recommendations for future seasons

Find more details on the Job Description here: https://grnh.se/7eec0ad81

Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with 2+ years of work experience, and a long–term passion for agricultural development and knowledge sharing. This posting is for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

University degree in the agricultural sciences or agricultural development
Experience designing and facilitating training
Critical thinker, with the ability to establish a clear theory of change
Experience in extension, with the ability to take complex ideas and translate them into user-friendly concepts
Skillful in project design, including calendaring and the development of research in a rural setting
You provide excellent customer service across all stakeholders by writing and speaking in clear, easy-to-understand English as well (Kinyarwanda is a plus)
You have experience and enjoy working with team members to achieve a common goal
Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
Language – English, and Kinyarwanda

Salary

Competitive

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