Monday, April 3, 2017

One Acre Fund,Discovery and Innovation Manager Jobs in Rwanda



Industry:             Non-profit/Agriculture
Function:            Management
Employer:           One Acre Fund / Tubura
Job Location:      Rubengera
Deadline:            24/April/2017
Commitment:       Long term career position
Start date:           ASAP

Organization Description
We are an international NGO with a strong footprint in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania: In these countries, our 2,000+ strong staff serves over 400,000 smallholder farmers and helps them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. 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 more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly. In seven years, the Rwanda program has grown to serve over 200,000 farm families with more than 1,000 full-time field staff.
Job Description
The Operations Innovations Department seeks to understand current challenges, identify future opportunities, and make significant improvements in key program areas and processes within TUBURA. To accomplish this, we rigorously research and assess ideas before we trial them in the field. You will be part of a young and creative team pioneering and trialing exciting innovations. You will be based primarily in Western Rwanda (Rubengera). The position will start out with supporting long-term projects and the implementation of design methods and processes. Depending on your preferences and skill set you will soon take on your own projects.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Help innovating our program & shaping the idea finding process.
  • Get familiar with HCD methods and kick-start designing innovations.
  • Help conducting quantitative research, e.g. help develop questionnaires and research data to support the analysis.
  • Develop your TUBURA program fluency and support long-term research projects.
  • Conduct qualitative research, e.g. conduct focus groups, in-depth interviews and summarize and interpret the data.
  • Mentor team members in professional and personal development as well as technical skills.
Requirements
  • Proactive collaborator and out-of-the-box thinker
  • Can-do attitude and a willingness to learn and expand technical and project management skills.
  • Relevant work experiences. Examples include: demanding professional work experience in business, research, or a successful entrepreneurial experience.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, Microsoft Office (especially Excel).
  • Exceptional organization and information synthesizing skills, with a demonstrated high quality of work and a strong attention to detail.
  • Integrity, positive attitude, and friendly demeanor.
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers.
  • Language: Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda.
Desired (please highlight in your CV):
  • Background knowledge in research and data analysis.
  • Top-performing undergraduate degree management or other relevant fields from a recognized University (please include grades and test scores on your resume).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job.
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 HR Hotline: 0785443574 (Please do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts).

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