Program Rotation Manager
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.
As One Acre Fund grows to serve more than one million farmers, flexibly responding to new challenges and gaps that would otherwise slow growth will be crucial. The Program Rotation Manager is a way for outstanding management professionals to contribute to the highest-priority challenges facing our organization. For you, this role offers rapid professional growth by providing exposure to the full scope of One Acre Fund’s operations, preparing you for a permanent executive leadership role in the organization.
Selected Program Rotation Managers would rotate through a series of high priority leadership postings, followed by a permanent posting or further rotations depending on the candidate's interests:
First 12-24 months: Rotate between several ~6-month long management 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 lead
You'll also have a constant dotted-line management relationship to the Director of Strategy & Research for support and continuity of professional development
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We are looking for professionals with 5+ years of relevant work experience and a 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 at a management level in challenging environments
History of quickly producing impactful results through your team(s) 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
Experience managing diverse teams, especially sales, operational, and field teams. Experience coordinating between multiple departments is a plus
Excellent data analysis skills, able to work with data to develop informed, evidence-based strategies
Interested and experienced in building collaborative teams, including colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Language: English required, French a plus in Rwanda and Burundi. Swahili-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.
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