ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive.
We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests.
We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous : On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-
time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
Note there is also a more senior version of this role available *.*
One Acre Fund’s farmer-facing operations are the front lines of our mission, and a place where our work is evolving rapidly.
Our Program Rotation Associate position is designed to seize new opportunities and fill crucial gaps flexibly and rapidly, in order to fuel the organization’s growth.
In turn, this role will provide a compelling opportunity for exceptional early-mid career professionals to quickly grow into leaders capable of addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing One Acre Fund, through rapid exposure to the full breadth and depth of One Acre Fund’s functional areas.
Concretely speaking, selected Program Rotation Associates will have the opportunity to rotate through a progression of field-
based postings, followed by the opportunity for a permanent posting or further rotations depending on the candidate’s interests :
Example rotations include :
A rotation with Field Operations could include managing an entire season’s worth of training materials for 100,000+ farmers, designing incentives to ensure high repayment, or serving as a liaison to our crop health teams which monitor in-
field agricultural problems for our farmers.
Operations encompass mission-critical systems like transaction tracking, client data management, print, procurement, and investigations.
A rotation with Business Operations could include running bulk SMS service for 100,000+ farmers, creating a new customer service line and systems to support it, or ensuring that we can process farmer insurance claims fairly and rapidly.
A rotation with Logistics would likely include managing a season’s worth of deliveries to thousands of farmers, including planning, troubleshooting, procurement of trucks, liaising with warehouses, etc.
Example projects with the Scale Innovations team include running trials related to using tablet computers in field operations, a junior OAF member marketing trial, or reconfiguring the role of farmer group leaders in our operations.
Program Rotation Associates will work together with the organization to determine their country or countries of operation, individual rotations, and then their final full-
time role. We see the Program Rotation Associate role as an opportunity to develop future leaders in international development while meeting some of One Acre Fund’s most critical field-
facing needs. Part of our commitment to this role is offering high-quality professional development and feedback opportunities as our Associates make their way through the various rotations.
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply :
priority work across eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes willingness to live outside capital cities, close to our customers, as this is where most rotations will be based.
g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, etc).
Rotates based on organization priorities
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits