Monday, April 3, 2017

One Acre Fund,Operations Innovations Project Specialist Jobs in Rwanda



TUBURA Job Description – Operations Innovations Project Specialist
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Industry:                    Nonprofit/International Development
Function:                   Scale Innovations 
Employer:                  One Acre Fund
Job Title:                   Operations Innovation Project Specialist
Job Location:             Rubengera, Rwanda.              
                                                                               
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 180,000 farm families with more than 2000 full-time field staff. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates Foundation. 
Website: www.oneacrefund.org. [Second paragraph not included in website job descriptions]
Job Description
One of TUBURA’s core distinguishing characteristics is our desire and ability to innovate our program model according to our clients’ needs. As our program grows, we will need a dedicated team of innovators and problem solvers to help us continue to improve we deliver our service to farmers. The Operations Innovation team has been tasked with this responsibility and will depend on its team to fulfill its mission. The role is to assist this team with implementing trials, pilots, and research assignments to help us achieve a better, more efficient program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Project Lead – You will oversee and assist on multiple trials and/or projects assigned by your manager. You will be in charge of ensuring project quality and completing deliverable on time. You will be responsible for:
    • Helping think through trial design
    • Executing field experiments and trials
    • Following up in the field
    • Ensuring excellent communication amongest your team and all other stakeholders
    • Helping in tracking your trial, measuring success, and documenting trial learning
  • Thought Partner – You will work alongside a senior member of our team who will mentor you on your project management. Your manager will work closely with you to further evolve an idea or explore a new concept in the field and you will participate in group discussions to improve, change, or stop an idea from progressing.
  • Data Analyst – We use data every day to make decisions, change strategies, or explore new ideas. We are all data analysts: collecting clients’ perspectives, field teams KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators), repayment information, focus group responses and much more. You will be responsible for ensuring that data collected is highly credible, rigorously analyzed, and clearly presented to your manager and other team members.
  • People Manager- You will be expected to quickly take on a team of Direct Reports to help you execute projects. You will be responsible for ensuring their professional development and growth.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests heavily in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentor ship 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. Project Specialists will have access to regular and ongoing professional development opportunities aimed at building the soft and hard skills required for quick rapid professional growth. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with a strong background in Agriculture, Agribusiness , entrepreneurship , and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness or related fields
  • Commitment to living in a rural area for an extended period of time
  • Ability and willingness to travel 2-3 days a week in rural areas depending on project
  • Professional written and oral English, Kinyarwanda is an added value
  • Advanced computer skills: typing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel other statistical packages are an added advantage
  • At least 1 year of prior work experience
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
 To Apply
Please complete the linked form carefully, only top candidates will be considered. It is not necessary to attach a cover letter or CV but you may do so at the end of the form.
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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