Manager, Office of the CEO
One Acre Fund
2d ago
source : NgoJobsinAfrica

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Leading major initiatives and filling in critical gaps in the organization : The Manager in the Office of the CEO will be responsible for directly implementing priorities of the Executive Director.
  • This could be through project work, such as analyzing retention across the organization, developing solutions to improve retention, and working across a diverse group of stakeholders to effectively implement the initiatives.

    It could also come in the form of heavy operational secondments, such as filling in to manage a critical department during a time of transition to ensure the CEO’s voice is reflected directly in departmental priorities.

  • Executive-level communications and research : We believe well-crafted communication of our strategy is critical to One Acre Fund’s success.
  • The Office of the CEO will reflect the voice of our Executive Director in communications with the most important influencers in the sector and internal audiences through pitch decks, strategy sharing, coordinating fulfilling employee engagement, and more.

    The communications may also require fast analyses and research, like conducting a market sizing of smallholder farmers in East Africa or making a recommendation on how to compare dollar impact across countries of differing wealth.

  • Team leadership : The Manager in the Office of the CEO will help ensure the professional development and high-quality project execution of the Analysts in the Office of the CEO.
  • This will include serving as the bridge between the Executive Director and the Analysts, scoping projects, checking in weekly with Analysts to guide their work, and conducting bi-

    annual professional development reviews.


    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 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale.

    This is a competitive posting for a career-track role, with a two-year minimum. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply :

  • Demonstrated ability in strategic and consulting contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-
  • term planning. Targeting former consultants (or similar skillset)

  • Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move initiatives forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations
  • Proven ability to manage team performance and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus
  • Exceptional written communicator. We are looking for clear, concise communicators who have a demonstrated ability to effectively engage a range of audiences, including internal staff, external stakeholders, and organizational leadership.
  • Research ability. Candidates should have experience and skills in conducting powerful secondary research
  • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Language : English required.

    Kigali, Rwanda preferred; other locations East Africa possible for candidates with existing passport / work authorization in that location


    Commensurate with experience


    Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

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