Job Openings at One Acre Fund

One Acre, founded in 2006, supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms 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 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nigeria Government Relations Specialist

Location:  Minna, Niger
Job type: Full-time job.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible.

Job Description

  • One Acre Fund is a growing organization; increasing the number of clients we serve in each year and the number of countries in which we operate. One Acre Fund is looking for a Government Relations Specialist (GRS) to be based in Minna, who will be the primary contact for the local Ministry of Agriculture and other government officials, traditional leaders and external partners, establishing our program in Nigeria.
  • You will report to the One Acre Fund’s Government Relations Analyst based in Abuja, and to the Nigeria Country Manager based in Minna. You will demonstrate an understanding of local government structures, have an interest in agriculture, be prepared to travel frequently within Niger State.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Engage partners and local government officials of all levels with a view to deepening and broadening One Acre Fund’s State and local government networks in Nigeria.
  • Create project plans and budgets, and manage concurrent projects
  • Support the scoping, development and management of program partnerships, with support from manager.
  • Produce communications materials to engage important contacts and keep them informed of our work, including quarterly reports, briefing notes and official written correspondence.
  • Provide trainings to One Acre Fund staff on best practices for working with government officials, and other capacity building support.
  • Track and manage risks and issues from local government affecting field operations.
  • Track and manage One Acre Fund’s database of important contacts and interactions in Nigeria.
  • Host important partner events (e.g. field visits) and oversee participation in agricultural shows and other external events. Ensure government protocols are observed at all hosted events.
  • Assist program expansion through relationship management with relevant authorities in new or targeted areas of operation.
  • Track and renew licenses and permits required for our operations.
  • Research policies, regulations, programs and political developments relevant to field operations.
  • Engage field leadership to remain informed of the latest developments with our program and trials, through:
  • Regular attendance at FO/Field Leader Meetings
  • Monthly meetings with Field Team and Innovations lead(s)
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • We are seeking professionals with a minimum three (3) years work experience, some of which will have been in or working alongside government institutions in Nigeria.
  • You will demonstrate a long-term passion for agricultural development in Nigeria and be familiar with the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Niger State. Please only apply if you fit these criteria:
  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized academic institution required. Candidates with graduate studies and degrees will be given additional consideration.
  • Work experience in government, business or NGO environments, especially work planning and executing on task with minimal oversight.
  • At least 2 year experience working in/with government or in community development roles
  • At least 1 year experience managing government or partner relationships
  • Knowledge of sub-national Nigerian government and traditional structures is required.
  • Must be able to produce simple documents (emails, letters, etc.) and independently develop and use basic project tools and budgets
  • A willingness to commit to living in Minna for a long-term position
  • Leadership and management experience at work or outside of work
  • Experience setting and meeting targets
  • Fluency in English and Hausa required.
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers

Please highlight the following skills if you have them:

  • Experience working in agriculture or rural development
  • Experience managing events
  • Background in dealing with government officials at local and national levels
  • Experience working with diverse teams, coordinating meetings, and making strategic recommendations
  • Experience managing people.

Remuneration
Compensation:

  • Determined by experience

Benefits:

  • Health insurance, paid time off, relocation allowance

Career Growth and Development:

  • We have a 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.

Sponsor International Candidates.

  • No; Must have existing rights to work in Nigeria.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Impact Ventures Coordinator

Location:  Minna, Niger
Duration: Full-time job.
Career Level: Professionals
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Summary

  • In order to maintain One Acre Fund’s ambitious growth trajectory, the New Country Expansion team has identified Nigeria as a critical country to expand to, and we have begun our pilot program in Minna, Niger State.

Job Description

  • In 2019, the Nigeria pilot program expanded to serve +500 farmers, with an emphasis on learning what our customers want and how to provide it sustainably. The Impact Ventures department is looking to trial projects that complement and support the Nigeria pilot program that are faster to scale and generate significant impact.
  • As the Impact Ventures Coordinator, you will support the team responsible for daily interactions with our farmers while exploring new project opportunities.
  • The Impact Ventures team is essential to rapidly scaling and increasing One Acre Fund’s impact through non-traditional opportunities and this role will play a major role in supporting Impact Ventures initiatives and shaping the future of Impact Ventures in Nigeria.
  • The Impact Ventures Coordinator will report to the Impact Ventures Nigeria Associate and may be responsible for managing a small field-focused team.

Specific Responsibilities include:
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.

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.

Qualifications

  • We are seeking an exceptional professional with at least 3 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 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

Compensation

  • Commensurate with experience

Benefits:

  • Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates:

  • No; Must have existing rights to work in Nigeria.

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.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Field Specialist

Location:  Minna, Nigeria
Duration: Full-time job
Career Level: Professionals
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Summary

  • In order to maintain One Acre Fund’s ambitious growth trajectory, the New Country Expansion team has identified Nigeria as a critical country to expand to, and we have begun our pilot program in Minna, Niger State.

Job Descriptions

  • In 2019, the Nigeria pilot program expanded to serve +500 farmers, with an emphasis on learning what our customers want and how to provide it sustainably. As the Field Specialist, you will support the team responsible for daily interactions with our farmers while exploring how to grow the program from 500 to 10,000 farmers over the next two years.
  • The Nigerian field team executes all field‐facing communication and operations of the program, including overseeing all required content, tools and goals weekly.
  • The team is essential to Nigeria’s program and plays a major role in shaping the nature of the Nigeria’s pilot long-term.
  • The Field Specialist reports to the Nigeria Field Operations Associate and managers two Field Managers and 10-14 Field Officers.

Specific responsibilities include:
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.

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.

Qualifications

  • We are seeking someone with at least 2 years of work experience and demonstrates a passion for international development.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 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

Compensation

  • Commensurate with experience

Benefits:

  • Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates:

  • No; Must have existing rights to work in Nigeria

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.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Note

  • One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here ( [email protected] ), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.
  • We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
  • If you have experience in any of the specified areas stated up, please highlight them in your application.

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