Program Associate (Operations, Innovations, multiple vacancies)

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 training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers increase profits by 50 percent on the activities we support.

We are growing quickly. We serve more than 950,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1,250,000 farm families in 2020.

Duties

One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least triple our farmer impact in the next five years. This offers Program Associates a powerful career opportunity: learn from a successful field operation, contribute to aggressive growth, and make improvements to our program.

We are looking for Program Associates for a variety of teams within One Acre Fund, including Operations and Innovations.

Daily, all roles involve a mix of activities:

Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff, running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing performance indicators, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems, building buy-in across hundreds of staff, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
Communicating with other teams: working together with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to provide a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.

More Information on the Job description will be found here: https://grnh.se/coiq26

Qualifications

We are looking for exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years.
Language: English required in all locations. French required for Burundi placement. Other notable and useful languages are Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Chichewa, Amharic.

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