Program Rotation Associate
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 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, serving more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa with more than 7,500 full-time staff. We aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Our Program Rotation Associate position is designed to develop new opportunities and fill temporary staffing gaps. Rotation projects smooth out short-term constraints to support continuous program growth. Because you will have exposure to many different parts of the organization, this is an excellent opportunity for an early-mid career professional to quickly grow into leaders at One Acre Fund.
Selected Program Rotation Associates will rotate through a series of field-based postings, followed by a permanent posting or further rotations depending on the candidate’s interests:
First 12-24 months: Rotate between multiple ~6-month long posts
Afterward: Permanently fill a high priority role of interest for the candidate
The role has a dual reporting structure:
During your rotations, you will report directly to a project manager
You'll also have a constant dotted-line management related to the Program Rotation Manager for support and continuity of professional development
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We are looking for professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a long-term commitment to our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated previous work experience in challenging environments
History of quickly producing impactful results at scale - the low lag time from project start to delivering impact
Desire to work in different geographic locations, in a field setting. For at least 12-18 months, multiple relocations around sub-Saharan Africa are expected and most rotations are field-based
Diverse work experiences. Experience in multiple departments or industries is a plus, as is a successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, etc).
Comfort with data analysis, able to work with data and make informed, evidence-based judgments
Have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
Language: English required, French a plus in Rwanda and Burundi. Swahili-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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