Burundi Government Relations Lead

One Acre Fund

About the organization

One Acre Fund - TUBURA is an agricultural NGO working in East Africa to support smallholder farmers. We offer our members a range of services from the delivery of agricultural inputs to credit and training with the objective of increasing harvests and revenues. Established in Burundi in 2012, we are a fast growing organization, which now has more than 700 employees nationwide. As of 2017 we serve over 90,000 households in 5 provinces; Muramvya, Gitega, Kayanza, Mwaro and Ngozi. For more information visit our website: http://www.oneacrefund.org

Duties

The role of the External Relations team is to establish close collaboration between One Acre Fund and our partners, including the Government of Burundi, the private sector and international institutions, to jointly achieve our common goals in the agricultural sector. We also ensure that One Acre Fund is fully compliant with all rules and regulations required to operate within Burundi. The the team is composed of three sub-departments; a national and local relations department, a legal compliance department and a communication department. These departments work together to manage the organization's reputation in Burundi among different target actors. Your role as an external relations associate will be to set the objectives, establish the strategy and ensure the execution of the activities of the department, in close collaboration with the Country Director and the head of the department at global level. You will be responsible for managing a team of more than five people, both in terms of their work and their professional development.

Qualifications

We are looking for a professional with at least three years of experience and a clear interest in our mission. Candidates who meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Strong personal commitment to the mission of the organization and shared values
Holder of a Bachelor's degree / Bachelor's degree in Communication, International Relations, political science or other related fields. The Master level degree would be a plus
Advocacy, communication and negotiation skills : We are looking for someone who can access key stakeholders and foster collaboration among different stakeholders in pursuit of our mission.
A record of success working with multiple external stakeholders to achieve positive change in the agriculture and development sectors in Africa. Stakeholders include government institutions, research institutes or other government agencies focused on agriculture and development in Africa.
Ability to function independently and to be enterprising: we are looking for a self-driven, highly organized, disciplined, solution-oriented and creative person, able to work with minimal supervision.
Speak and write fluently in French. Professional proficiency in English. Candidates who speak Kirundi are particularly encouraged to apply.
Burundian nationality is preferred, but the position is open to candidates of other nationalities.

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

All applications must be submitted only through this link: https://grnh.se/0aa66cc71

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