Burundi People Division Lead

One Acre Fund

About the organization

One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.


Seeking an exceptional people and project manager to build a best-in-class People Division and drive innovation across all HR and talent functions, helping us maintain unique organizational culture as we scale in Burundi.

The People Division Lead’s primary role is to make One Acre Fund Burundi the best place to work in the country for development professionals looking to build a career in social impact. S/he will build best-in-class people functions to help us recruit, develop and retain top talent. S/he will drive innovation across all HR and talent functions and help us maintain our unique organizational culture as we scale our program in Burundi.


Set Vision & Strategy
Build Team
Lead Human Capital and Talent Management Innovation
Ensure Excellent Human Resources Management
Grow and Develop Staff
Oversee Corporate Operations Functions
Communicate and Collaborate
Manage Risk and Ensure Legal Compliance
Make Data-Driven Decisions
Make Data-Driven Decisions

More details here: https://grnh.se/4da3b7941


A mission-driven individual that can align 100% with One Acre Funds values in putting farmers first
5+ years of professional experience and can demonstrate exceptional results. Relevant experience includes:
International development/NGO/Human Resources work - preferably in East Africa.
Private sector business, start-up or government work in a developing country.
A minimum 2 years direct management experience with strong examples of people development, 4 or more years preferred
University diploma required
Ability to lead a team, set a vision, and drive results towards annuals goals
Strong project management skills and can oversee the execution of a wide range of projects across different teams.
Emotionally intelligent leader with good humor, patience, integrity and a humble approach to service
Willingness to live in East Africa for at least two years-- this is a long term career role
Language: English required, French strongly preferred, Kirundi desirable
Burundians are strongly encouraged to apply, but the position is also open to candidates from other nationalities

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