Friday, January 27, 2017

One Acre Fund,Budget and Analysis Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

Job Description – Budget and Analysis Specialist
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Industry:          Nonprofit/International Development
Function:         Financial Advisory Services (FAS)
Employer:        One Acre Fund
Job Title:         Budget & Analysis Speciali
Deadline:         February 9th, 2017
Job Location:   Kigali With extensive Travel
Duration:         Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job
Organization Description
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 400,000 rural farmers we serve.
We measure success in our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers First.
Exceptional professionals with 1-3 years’ work experience to serve in a position that focuses financial and strategic analysis across functions and departments.
Job Description
The Finance Advisory Services (FAS) team is made up of in-country analysts that are the trusted advisors to country leadership teams in the area of financial sustainability. Taking vast amounts of financial intelligence from budgets, spending patterns and projected work plans, FAS provides concise, actionable advice around how to allocate resources to best achieve the country’s scale and impact goals. The goal of our small group of financial consultants is complete financial sustainability to efficiently scale impact.
To help achieve this, the Budget & Analysis Specialist will work across functions on accounting, budgeting, and quantitative analysis to give strategic advice. We are looking for someone with high leadership potential and comfort with numbers, preferably with a background in accounting. This career track role where you will learn valuable skills in finance and accounting as well develop a management consulting toolkit.
There are 3 main areas of responsibility for the role:
  1. Budget: You will work with departments in developing, updating, and tracking budgets. You will update monthly BVAs (Budget vs. Actuals) and associated financial reports for the entire Rwanda program, working closely with our Accounting team. This requires excel skills and financial acumen, as well as the ability to maintain professional relationships and explain complex financial terms in simple language. Longer-term, you will own the entire budget process.
  2. Analysis: Building on your budget work, you will analyze financial data for trends and give advice to departments, particularly to improve efficiency. For example, you may develop a business case around developing internal capabilities for printing or construction. Or you might design a new policy to improve our trucking systems. Again, this will require a mix of modeling and synthesizing complex financial information into actionable recommendations.
  3. Strategic projects: In some cases, you will also implement your recommendations, such as piloting an efficiency play in a district or improving our KPI tracking. These kinds of projects require getting into the field to understand our program and financials.
Over time, you will take on larger and larger strategic questions, eventually driving large parts of Rwanda strategy.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1 to 3 years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for development work. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Work Experience: Candidates should have 1-3 years of strong work experiences including accounting or data analysis. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative, results-driven environment. Candidates with management consulting, finance, and strategic planning backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Leadership: We are looking for candidates with demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Examples of demonstrated leadership experience include managing a team or initiating a new project.
  • Education: Strong undergraduate background at a top Rwandan or international university. Degrees in accounting, business, management, economics, statistics, finance or related fields preferred.
  • Quantitative skills: Demonstrated comfort learning finance, accounting, statistics, and quantitative analysis.
  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication. Able to summarize and synthesize information.
  • Attitude: Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Flexibility: You should be comfortable with ambiguity and quickly learning new skills and subjects.
  • Growth: You should be open to feedback, willing to admit mistakes
  • Other Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially excel. Intermediate or better typing speed.
  • Language: English required; Kinyarwanda preferred; French is a bonus.
Preferred Start Date
How to Apply
See the full job description and application details on our website;
Please review the job description and follow the instructions to apply.  You will be prompted to submit your resume (single page strongly preferred), cover letter, and work samples.
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: 0785443136 (Do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts. If you misuse his number and use it for general information about the position and not to report Fraud, we will not consider you for this position).
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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