Ethiopia Deputy Country 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

The Ethiopia country program is anticipating rapid scale-up of its tree program in the next few years, and our vision is to be the most impactful and efficient tree planting organization in Ethiopia. In our second year of the tree program, we are serving 64 nursery entrepreneurs and 25,000 farm families, employing more than 50 full-time staff. By 2023, we aim to serve 200,000 farmers in several new geographic areas - striving to create $15 million of impact for clients by end of 2020.

Co-Lead the Ethiopia Program

Lead Tree Program Impact and Growth

Lead and Learn Departments

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 6+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

You are a mission-driven individual that can align 100% with OAF’s values in putting farmers first.
You have 6+ years of professional experience and can demonstrate exceptional results. Relevant experience includes:
Leading position in One Acre Fund (or similar organization) Field Operations in another country.
Private sector business, start-up or government work in the agriculture sector of a developing country.
Agricultural or Agroforestry work experience - preferably in Ethiopia or East Africa.
You have 3+ years team management experience with strong examples of people development and performance management.
You can easily oscillate between ensuring the details of quality work and strategic thinking and vision communication
You enjoy problem-solving and working in a fast-paced and high-stakes environment
Strong general management skills and ability to manage a wide range of topics across different, cross-cultural teams.
You have demonstrated good skill in dealing with external stakeholders and are excited to work in partnership with government.
Strong educational background; degrees in agriculture, natural resources, economics, management or international development preferred
Language: English required. Amharic a plus.

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Additional information on the job description can be found here: https://grnh.se/8cd0c7721

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