New careers at One Acre Fund Iringa



Tanzania Government Relations Analyst Vacancy, 

One Acre Fund works closely with local and national governments. Our principal focus is the Ministry of Agriculture in countries where we operate, but we also pay close attention to other actors in the agricultural sector. Our aim is to share information on what we do. We also require detailed insights into the strategic, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the sector.

Our government relations team supports field operations to provide vital services to farmers. It also informs our wider policy, communications, and outreach work. We believe that powerful opportunities exist to partner with the government to shape and implement effective policy, coordinated with our significant field presence.
One Acre Fund started operating in Tanzania in 2013 and is currently serving around 39,000 farmers across Iringa, Mbeya, Songwe, Njombe and Mwanza regions. Our program is on a rapid growth trajectory, aiming to serve over 107,000 farmers by 2020. In Tanzania’s complex operating environment, the Government Relations Analyst will be responsible for building up our network of political supporters and intelligence to improve our collaboration with government and ensure compliance of all aspects of our operations. They will also deepen existing relationships with high-profile officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, regulators, Ministry of Labor and Immigration in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, with the overall goal to raise One Acre Fund’s visibility with national government and secure approvals.
The successful applicant will report to the Government Relations Manager for East and Southern Africa, and work closely with the global government relations and policy team. The position will be based in Iringa, Dodoma or Dar es Salaam and require frequent travel for several weeks at a time between all three locations, as well as Mbeya and Mwanza.
There are several major duties:
  • Establish a network of senior government and political champions at parliamentary and cabinet levels to actively support One Acre Fund’s program and future expansion
  • Organize meetings and field visits for strategic outreach to national government and politicians and deliver targeted briefings and reports to this group
  • Actively identify additional networks among key actors in the national agricultural sector with influence at the parliament or cabinet level
  • Interpret and explain policies and laws applicable to One Acre Fund field operations, both at the country and regional levels
  • Support country policy and partnership initiatives including research, strategy development, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Implement projects that deliver quantifiable and tangible impact to smallholder farmers
  • Identify trends in government and politics that may affect One Acre Fund activities, and design strategies that mitigate future risks
  • Manage several high-performing local and national government relations team members
  • Build expertise on regional agricultural issues (i.e. subsidy programs, extension, market access, regional economic trade, etc.) to identify ways Tanzanian farmers can benefit from regional trends
  • Deliver trainings on work planning, strategic thinking, IT skills and mentoring for the local government team
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship 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.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
We are seeking an exceptional professional(s) with 2+ year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments (VSO, Peace Corps, JICA, etc).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: Fluent in Swahili and English.
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.
Health insurance, immunizations, flights, room and board.

Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

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.
We are seeking a smart, dedicated and analytical M&E or field research professional to be an M&E Associate located in Iringa, Tanzania. Overall, the M&E Associate will be responsible for using data to continually improve our operations, and impact on our customers. The M&E department at One Acre Fund operates like an in-house research institution and the results are used first and foremost to inform program decision-making and to rigorously understand impact.
The Tanzania Program has been in operation since 2013 and currently serves farmers by providing fertilizer and seed on credit with regular training. The Tanzania program also runs a hybrid seed promotion project which serves a large swath of the country. The primary duties for the M&E Associate in Tanzania are to ensure that data collection systems are running properly, data analysis is completed with action-oriented recommendations, and M&E staff are continuing to grow professionally.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Goal-oriented survey design, field-testing of survey instruments, and revision.
  • Innovate to ensure efficient and action-oriented data collection and results.
  • Conduct data analysis and write reports to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable results.
  • Work closely with the Field teams to ensure the M&E results and recommendations are understood and acted upon.
  • Supervision of local M&E management including Field Coordinators, M&E Specialists, and Data Coordinators which support a team of ~30 full-time enumerators. This will include the following duties:
    • Regular mentorship of M&E team members through field visits, meetings, and career reviews.
    • In-field supervision of key M&E activities, with an eye to “perfect” quality standard.
    • Quality-control and supervision of data collection processes.
    • Overseeing in-field follow up on errors.
  • Oversee the hiring and development of M&E staff.
    • Update hiring protocols when necessary and use them to hire top-quality data collectors.
    • Conduct regular trainings to improve skills of local M&E leads.
    • Appropriately deal with underperforming staff.


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 an exceptional professional with 2-3+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next level of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong and relevant work experiences such as rural data collection, research or prior field-based M&E work
  • Academic or professional experience designing and implementing evaluations/research and analyzing findings
  • Solid quantitative skills and experience with statistical software (STATA preferred)
  • Ability to multi-task well and meet deadlines consistently
  • Masters in International Relations, Public Policy, Statistics or related field preferred but not strictly required
  • Positive attitude; oriented towards personal growth and learning. Ability to take feedback well.
  • Logical and structured thinker with clear and compelling written communication style.
  • Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
  • Language requirements – English required, Swahili desirable


As soon as possible


Iringa, Tanzania


Commensurate with experience


Full-time job.


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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