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 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

One Acre Fund’s farmer-facing operations are the front lines of our mission and a place where our work is evolving rapidly. Our Program Rotation Associate position is designed to seize new opportunities and fill crucial gaps flexibly and rapidly, in order to fuel the organization’s growth. In turn, this role will provide a compelling opportunity for exceptional early-mid career professionals to quickly grow into leaders capable of addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing One Acre Fund, through rapid exposure to the full breadth and depth of One Acre Fund’s functional areas.

Concretely speaking, selected Program Rotation Associates will have the opportunity to rotate through a progression of field-based postings, followed by the opportunity for a permanent posting or further rotations depending on the candidate’s interests:

First 12-24 months: Rotate between several ~6-month long posts
Subsequently: Permanently fill a role of particular interest for the candidate and priority for the organization

Gain field experience through rotating into a variety of teams including logistics, innovations, and program operations.

More details o the job description are found here: https://grnh.se/f4a996571

Qualifications

We are seeking 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:

At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position with strong demonstrated previous work experience.
Functional flexibility – an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to hit the ground running and start adding value quickly upon taking up a new rotational role
Geographic flexibility – at least in the first 12-18 months, the ability to relocate will be important as One Acre Fund has high-priority work across eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes willingness to live outside capital cities, close to our customers, as this is where most rotations will be based.
Strong work experiences. Examples include demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, etc).
Solid and growing analytical skills, including the ability to work with data and make informed judgments based on programmatic evidence
The ideal candidate will have at least one year of 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.

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

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