Job opportunities at One Acre Fund

Job opportunities at One Acre Fund

 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.

Nigeria Impact Ventures Coordinator

Job Type                     Full Time

Qualification              BSC/BA/HND

Location                     Niger State | Nigeria

Job Unit                      project management

Job Description

Field Research 

  • You will support early-stage trials by spending lots of time in the field interviewing farmers, managing the roll-out of trials, and identifying/understanding/addressing key challenges
  • You will support the Impact Ventures team in the launch of the department’s program in Nigeria while exploring and testing ways to increase our overall scale and impact.
  • You will lead efforts to understand new project opportunities and anticipated challenges associated with new projects.
  • You will develop training materials, surveys, interviews and conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection.
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Trial Execution 

  • You will coordinate execution of a variety of projects and trials while tracking key performance indicators to ensure excellent execution of trials.
  • You will work closely with the Nigeria pilot program and other stakeholders on tasks such as opportunity identification, salesmanship, impact analysis, and customer satisfaction.

 

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.

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Requirements

  • Commitment to the mission of eradicating food insecurity across Nigeria.
  • Work experiences in agricultural environment or field-based roles in northern-Nigerian preferred.
  • Proven dedication to field work.
  • Able to identify & solve problems as they arise with minimal support.
  • Experience using data, data analysis and KPIs to monitor performance and support decision making.
  • Leadership and mentorship experience, preferably some experience leading field-based individuals/ teams and providing professional development support for others.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods from developing surveys/interviews to analyzing data.
  • Demonstrated efficiency with MS Office and high fluency in Microsoft Excel. Excellent communication—conversational, email, and written.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to translate technical and complex concepts into concise and easily understandable language.
  • Language: English and Hausa required

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Nigeria Field Specialist

Job Type                   Full Time

Qualification             BSC/BA/HND

Experience                2 Years

Location                     Niger State | Nigeria

Job Unit                      Project Management

Job Description

Support Execution 

  • You will support the Field Operations team throughout the annual cycles of sales, deliveries, extension services, and loan collection, while exploring and testing ways to increase the number of clients each team member can support.
  • You will support an expansion strategy, exploring program-fit in new areas of Niger State and other states in Nigeria, while engaging local leadership and farmers alike to partner with us.
  • You will support efforts to integrate new technology into the daily work of the Field Team to increase their capacity to manage new and recurring customer needs.

Transformation and Staff Development

  • You will monitor data collection and goals for the Field team, to ensure excellent execution and inform skill-building and capacity development.
  • You will help organize weekly office-based and field-based meetings for the Field team, setting and monitoring goals, leading trainings, and building team unity.
  • You will lead the Field Officer training program, from hiring and onboarding to salesmanship, agricultural support, and customer satisfaction. 
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Lead People

  • With the Field Associate, you will lead a team of twelve to fifteen full-time staff, with the chance to grow the team threefold over the next two years.
  • You will invest in the skill-building of the Field Team staff- salesmanship, agricultural knowledge, and pedagogical capabilities- to drastically increase their ability to connect with, educate, and serve farmers.

Career growth

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 shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Requirements

  • Commitment to the mission of eradicating food insecurity across Nigeria.
  • Work experiences in agricultural environment or field-based roles in northern-Nigerian preferred.
  • Identify and offer solutions when problems arise across the program.
  • Comfortable celebrating failure when it leads to learning.
  • Experience using data and Goals to monitor performance and support decision-making.
  • Leadership and mentorship experience, preferably some experience leading field-based individuals/ teams and providing professional development support for others.
  • Efficiency with MS Office, and excellent verbal and written communication skills—conversational, email, and written; ability to translate technical and complex concepts into concise and easily understandable language.
  • Language: English and Hausa is required

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