Wednesday, October 12, 2016

One Acre Fund,Marketing and Enrollment Project Specialist Jobs in Rwanda



Industry:               Nonprofit/International Development/Agriculture
Function:               Marketing and Enrollment Project  Specialist
Employer:             One Acre Fund/Tubura
Location:               Rubengera, Karongi                                                                                          
Deadline:               28th/10/2016                                                                                                            

Duration:              Long Term Career Position
Who We Are:
One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, we have grown to serve 100,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff. We are Rwanda’s fastest growing professional organization. To help manage this growth, we are looking for a “Marketing and Enrollment Project  Specialist” to start as soon as possible.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Marketing and Enrollment Project Specialist will be a crucial member in supporting marketing and enrollment strategy design. As part of the Field Operations Team, the role will invest a significant amount of time and effort in understanding and capturing farmers’ behaviour in the field, as well as work closely within the team or with other departments in conducting research and monitoring and evaluation. This role requires a person who is truly passionate about serving smallholder farmers, with a positive attitude to challenge and grow oneself, and the humility to learn and continuously improve. S/he will gain exposure to many aspects of TUBURA including M&E, Business Operations, Product Innovations, and Customer Engagement, etc. There is also the possibility to build the marketing and enrollment function into a full team in the future, contributing to important strategy design and decision that will help bring more impact to smallholder farmers.
Role and Responsibilities
  • Strategy Research:
    • Conduct research to support marketing and enrollment strategy design, such as stakeholder focus group, stakeholder survey, outreach to employees and farmers for individual conversation, desktop or field research for best practices in similar organizations or industries.
    • Engage in regular field visits to understand farmer’s behaviour and communication habits, investigate TUBURA’s marketing effort and program impact, and field-test marketing messages and materials.
  • Project management:
    • Work closely with other departments to support different marketing projects, such as the Hotline improvement projects with the Customer Engagement team, the Client Retention Project with Operations Innovation team, designing post-enrollment survey with M&E team.
  • Reporting and analysis:
    • Monitor and evaluate marketing and enrollment strategy, both independently and in collaboration with other teams.
    • Conduct data collection, data analysis, quantitative and qualitative surveys.
    • Produce reports on data collection and analysis, capture learning points, and propose changes and solutions to improve future marketing and enrollment initiatives.
  • Field Operations/ office support:
    • Translation of materials from English to Kinyarwanda and vice versa
    • Conduct live interpretation between English and Kinyarwanda both in HQ with different staff members, as well as in the field communicating to farmers.
    • Take charge of organizing the Marketing Bucket and/or other marketing materials to support Field Officer’s work in promoting TUBURA’s program and products.
Requirements:
  • A university degree in marketing, business administration and management, social science, behavioural science, or a related field
  • One to three years of experience in marketing and communication; understanding of consumer behaviour in Rwanda, especially that of local farmers
  • Genuine passion in serving smallholder farmers
  • Experience in strategy research, monitoring and evaluation, and/or data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in project management, and ability to handle multiple projects with excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Proactive problem-solver with strong critical and analytical thinking
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and data analysis
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. (Written Kinyarwanda fluency is a must.)
  • Commitment to be based in Rubengera for two years with potential work travel within the country.
To apply:
You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV and PDF portfolio (3-5 samples, no larger than 20mb) in addition to an online portfolio.
We are offering a world class professional and international environment that focuses on your career development and are looking forward to receiving your application.
Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.  If you are being approached by someone demanding money, please do not hesitate to report this to the Tubura fraud Hotline: 0785 443 136 (Please do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts).
One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.

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