Nigeria Country Lead
One Acre Fund
About the organization
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms 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 serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we will serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
The Pilot Manager reports to the Director of Expansion and oversees strategy for the pilot program on its path from 1,200 farmers in 2020 to +10,000 farmers in 2023. To reach this goal, you will guide an impassioned team of motivated professionals to understand and meet farmer demand and create meaningful impact. You excel in a start-up environment and handle evolving situations well while developing the capacity of your team for future challenges; all while looking for new ways to improve the lives of Nigerian subsistence farmers.
Your Roles and Responsibilities
1) Lead the pilot– You will oversee strategy and lead the pilot program, guiding its pursuit of a scalable model.
Determine the pilot's strategy in Niger State and set the long-term vision for One Acre Fund in Nigeria.
Bottom-up planning to set program goals and track the metrics necessary to meet them
Experiment with products, services, and tech-based innovations to maximize the impact our products have on farmers' lives
2) Manage relationships – Manage external relations with federal and local government, and important partners:
Collaborate with global One Acre Fund teams for support and information sharing
Build relationships with external partners and government entities for future collaboration
Represent One Acre Fund Nigeria to external organizations
Committed to the mission of eradicating food insecurity across Nigeria
Willing to get your shoes muddy and work productively alongside anyone, from farmers to technical subject experts
Use data to guide decisions and improve execution
Experience collaborating across diverse teams and time-zones
6+ years of professional work experience in Nigeria, with experience leading diverse teams
Experience in a start-up environment, new market unit or agribusiness preferred
Top-performing undergraduate background required; Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Development, Logistics or Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, or related fields preferred
High proficiency with Google Suites, including Microsoft Excel (can perform complex functions)
Fluency in English essential, fluency in Hausa preferred
Equal Opportunity Employment
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