Burundi Field Operations Associate

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 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.

Duties

Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff, running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
Communicating with other teams: working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.

Qualifications

We are seeking professionals with 2+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree considered a plus
Mastering the Microsoft Office standard suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) highly preferred.
Experience launching and managing trials, including data management and analysis, is preferred.
Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world or will be from one of our countries of operation.
Language: English (required). French (highly recommended for Burundi placement). Kirundi (desirable).
Burundians are highly encouraged to apply, but the position is also open to other candidates.
Ability to set goals and reach them
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Ability to solve problems independently
Ability to manage work and develop others
Autonomous, honest and humble
Structured and very attentive to details
Passion to serve Burundian farmers

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

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