Thursday, March 9, 2017

One Acre Fund,Rwanda Inputs /Procurement Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Job Description:  Rwanda Inputs /Procurement Officer
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Industry:                     Nonprofit/International Development
Function:                    Procurement, supply chain
Employer:                  One Acre Fund
Job Title:                    Rwanda Inputs Procurement Officer

Job Location:                Kigali, with occasional travels to Rubengera
Duration:                      Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job
Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.
We are growing quickly. In eight years, we have grown to serve 400,000 farm families with more than 2,000 full-time field staff. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates Foundation. 
Job Description
The Rwanda Procurement team is responsible for over $800,000 in spend each year across over 1,000 transactions and is responsible for all operational goods and service purchasing on behalf of over 100,000 smallholder farmers. This team purchases all items needed to keep our program running.
The Inputs Team is responsible for procuring agricultural inputs (seed, fertilizer, solar lights, other necessary items). This entails working with local and international suppliers to collect price quotes, negotiating to get the best price, ensuring the correct agreements are in place, and that deliveries to our warehouses are made on time. The Inputs team serves One Acre Fund operations in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, so the scope of work is truly international and involves understanding the different needs and available supply in all of these countries.
Working with both teams requires frequent written and verbal communication with our suppliers as well as the various teams within One Acre Fund that we are procuring operational goods, services and inputs for. We are seeking a Procurement/Inputs Officer to provide support to the Rwanda Procurement and Inputs teams in their daily operations.
Responsibilities of the Procurement/Inputs Officer will include:
  • Support to the Rwanda Inputs and Procurement teams
    • Conducting market research related to operational goods/service, new seed or fertilizer types
    • Providing support on project execution (for example, visiting suppliers or conducting field research)
    • Maintaining long-term business relationships with OAF suppliers
    • Working directly with our clearing agent in Rwanda to clear goods including support at the boarder as needed
    • Assisting Inputs and procurement teams in their daily operations
  • Supporting Quality Assurance Operations
    • Picking up test results from testing facilities
    • Shipping agricultural samples around East Africa as needed
    • Quality-checking goods at the point of loading and off-loading as needed including seed, fertilizer, plastics products, and other agricultural and non-agricultural inputs
  • Execute pick-ups and accurate documentation 
    • Ensuring on time pick-up of goods from suppliers  
    • Collecting all documentation needed to support the purchasing processes
    • Controlling loading and off-loading of goods
    • Providing support on delivery to requestors
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 experience in and a passion for procurement, supply chain or sales.
Candidates that meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • A diploma/degree in procurement or supply chain is strongly preferred
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills with suppliers, peers and management
  • You’re a dynamic and pro-active person with a can-do attitude
  • Creativity and strong problem solving skills. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems
  • A passion for world class customer service
  • Strong computer skills in at least Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Language: Fluent in English required, French preferred
Preferred Start Date
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.
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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