Deputy Growth Country Manager/Director

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

Lead Strategic Planning: Develop strong relationships with Country Directors and work with them to coordinate countrywide strategic planning.
Support Internal Communications: Take a leadership role in internal communication for growth countries. Lead efforts to keep staff informed on program direction and engaged with key strategic conversations.
Improve team culture and performance: Projects could include coordinating feedback from the entire team on a new culture code; supporting with major projects from the HR pipeline and organizing new team and community events to build morale.
Support Senior Recruiting: Work with the Country Leadership team to provide support for Director and Senior Director recruiting as well as support overall countrywide recruiting.
Lead critical strategic initiatives: Take full ownership of projects that have countrywide strategic importance. These projects could include providing direction on key program outcome decisions/planning like repayment, enrollment, or expansion; preparing proposals for major org-wide strategy meetings; developing new culture initiatives; supporting new cross-country financial efficiency projects and performing specific pieces of data analyses.

Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with 4+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for serving smallholder farmers. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

Project management: Design, plan and implement complex projects to success
Independence: Ability to drive to results with minimal oversight
Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
A willingness to commit to significant travel to rural locations, and to be based in Kigali, Rwanda

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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]).

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