Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New Career Opportunities at One Acre Fund in IRINGA, MBEYA or NJOMBE, TANGA, MOROGORO or KILIMANJARO

  Nophsky       Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

 

Position: Tanzania Impact Ventures Program Associate
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 5+ years of consulting, project management or entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated passion for poverty alleviation.

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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.
Job Description
One Acre Fund is developing new business units to push innovation in retail, finance and marketing in rural communities. One of these units is the Seed Adoption Campaign, which aims to build access and demand for improved seed across Tanzania.

Improved seed can generate significant increases in yield and farm productivity, with minimal behaviour change required. However, adoption of improved seed is lower than 25% in many Sub-Saharan countries. Increasing adoption of improved seed in Tanzania represents millions of dollars of potential impact for smallholder farmers. Seed-related innovations are one of the organisation’s highest priority areas for generating impact for farmers and the Seed Adoption Campaign will continue to grow rapidly in both work scope and team size, serving over 70,000 farmers in the 2019-20 farming season. The goal for most innovations like this is to scale them to reach huge populations of smallholder farmers, generating as much impact as possible.

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join this team. Strong candidates would be managing region-wide and nationwide ventures to innovate within and expand the Seed Adoption Campaign, supporting farmers in new markets.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy
  • Ready the programme for expansion to reach our 2020/21 season goal to double our reach to 160k+ farmers, helping us to reach 780k+ farmers by 2023/24
  • Develop innovations to increase impact for our farmers. You will be responsible for developing and implementing operational improvements as well as identifying new products and programme innovations. 
  • Design trials and data collection plans for new innovations/products and effectively evaluate impact through data analysis.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to build programme solutions such as improved delivery models, better government cooperation or new product trials.
  • Establish and develop collaborations with external stakeholders such as executives from seed companies, local distributors and government officials, to explore potential partnerships that improve our service delivery to farmers

Operations
  • Ensure efficient financial management by monitoring and forecasting budgets for expansion and other programme innovations. Help to deliver more impact for farmers through efficient use of resources.
  • Build a high performing programme and team of 100+ field staff, by identifying and executing innovations to boost operational performance as well as managing  professional development and hiring. 
  • Pilot the programme in a new region for OAF, understanding local differences and challenges and building solutions to meet them
  • Monitor and adapt the project execution of key field activities as well as new trials and innovations to meet programme goal

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 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. Due to our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions across the organisation.
Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with 5+ years of consulting, project management or entrepreneurial experience and a demonstrated passion for poverty alleviation. Candidates who match the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong project management experience, including budgetary management or successful entrepreneurial experience.
  • Able to think big with ambition proven through experience developing innovations and implementing new ideas. Should be able to contribute to operations and strategy development with creative problem solving skills
  • Agile-thinker, who is able to adapt, be resilient to and enjoy evolving situations and tasks
  • Excellent field and leadership experience. Strong ability to work through others and manage a large team of 100+ staff.
  • Proven relationship building and stakeholder management with public and private sector actors.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humour, patience and a humble approach to serving smallholder farmers.
  • Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili required both written and oral
  • No agriculture-specific experience required but advantageous
  • Only Tanzanian candidates will be considered.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Morogoro/Kilimanjaro/Tanga, Tanzania
Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with raises based on performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placements
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
No; Must have existing rights to work in Tanzania 

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.
 

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Position: Tanzania Field Operations Associate
Seeking an exceptional project manager with 2+ years of experience to lead investments which drive impact and scale. 

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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.
Job Description
As the Tanzania Field Operation Associate, you will be a member of the Field Operations leadership team and will design strategy and manage projects which allow the Tanzania program to improve scale, impact, and sustainability. You will report to the Field Operations Lead. Specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
  • Strategy Design: You will design strategy that directly contributes to the Tanzania core program, including impact or repayment activities. You will measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas, such as program impact and financial sustainability. 
  • Project Management: You will independently develop and lead special projects which contribute to department priorities. This could include identifying ways to motivate and reward Group Leaders to support program results; developing a protocol for addressing crop health issues at-scale or creating tools or trainings that will support Field Officers in their day-to-day work.
  • Department Leadership: As a leader in the Field Operations team, you will cultivate strong relationships across our field and HQ teams, interact with and learn from farmers in the field regularly, and engage with and provide feedback on key programmatic priorities.  
  • Management: You may directly manage, mentor and develop team leaders to take on increasing levels of independence and responsibility within the team.
On a day-to-day basis, your role will involve a mix of activities, similar to the below:
  • Understanding and Solving Problems: Observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff, running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems
  • Planning and Executing Large Projects: Identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc
  • Building Teams: Hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it
  • Working Across Teams: Working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania

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.
Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • Mission-driven individual that can align 100% with OAF's values in putting farmers first
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Language: English required, Swahili strongly preferred 
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe, Tanzania
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits 
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; Tanzania country nationals / East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.
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Position: Tanzania IT Officer
Job Summary
We are actively looking for very skilled and experienced personnel to fill a position of IT Officer 
Job Description
Preferred Start Date - As soon as possible | Job Location - Mbeya, Tanzania | Compensation - Commensurate with experience

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Service
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software issues.
  • Hardware and software installations and upgrades.
  • Performing regular preventive maintenance on the organization PCs
  • Facilitating sharing of files & performing backups
  • Liaison between the I.T Team leader and the OAF users
  • Regional and District offices support-visiting district offices when asked by the I.T team leader.
Roster
  • Roster Tier 1 Support- Respond to emails in conjunction with Roster Specialists. 
Regional and District offices support - Willing to travel to Mbeya, Njombe, Morogoro and Mwanza to provide ITO service. 
Special Projects
  • GLPI Ticketing- log IT issues encountered and follow-up for ticket resolution and closure within stipulated timelines. 
  • Assist in Loaner laptop issuance and its inventory management
  • Laptop Images
  • OAF default software monthly updates
Networks
  • Network monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance and provision of weekly network reports
  • Participate in ITO documentation for OAF Kenya including network diagrams and network processes
  • Implement and oversee network devices configuration and periodic backup plan and restoration when needed. 
Liaison between IT team leader and OAF staff
Any other duties related to OAF daily activities as may be assigned to you by your supervisor

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.

Qualifications
Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • Advanced Hardware and software troubleshooting skills a must have-Know his/her way around laptop hardware, software applications, operating systems. A+ certification is desirable.
  • Basic networking skills-experience with network monitoring and troubleshooting software like prtg, dude, zabbix. Experience with Ubiquiti and Sophos device configuration and troubleshooting. Knowledge in IP addressing. N+ or CCNA training/qualification desired
  • Basic understanding database setup skills using MSSQL for roster system configuration desirable
  • Basic knowledge on android mobile devices and function.
  • Problem solving – Resolve problems while maximizing efficient use of computing resources.
  • Basic inventory management skills to effectively assist in the management of loaner laptops for the office.
  • Working knowledge on helpdesk and ticketing features for a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication skills as you will be the first line of contact with users who have technical issues that need resolution
  • Teamwork – Work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Open and willing to learn in a fast paced technological environment keeping abreast with ever changing environment
  • Independent work-be able to self manage and work to deliver high quality service and honor project timelines and objectives.
  • Mobility and Flexibility – Be willing to take on additional responsibilities when asked.
  • Diploma preferred, 1-year experience in user support and network support in a busy IT environment.
  • Attention to detail-be able to manipulate data with accuracy during report writing and have correct configuration done on devices.
Ability to connect day to day work to the broader OAF mission.


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Tanzania Program Associate

Job Description

The Tanzania Program Associate’s primary responsibility is to successfully plan and manage projects to support the program to increase in scale and grow in impact for every farm family enrolled. You will manage strategy projects, innovations, systems or operations, on an as-needed basis

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Specific Responsibilities Could Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Field Operations: Set annual strategic plan for delivering increased impact to farmers, and manage individual projects to contribute to our goals
  • Systems: Lead systems teams in process and team improvement projects to enable the program to effectively scale and provide high-quality customer service to our farmers
  • Impact: Drive the success of the Tanzania program’s plan to offer 5 species of trees to more than 175,000 smallholder farmers by 2023
  • Management: Directly manage, mentor and develop team leaders to take on increasing levels of independence and responsibility within the team

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

Qualifications
  • Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Project management: Design and implement complex projects to success
  • Problem Solving: Ready and able to identify & solve complex problems as they arise across the program
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and improvement
  • Results-oriented: You set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
  • Cross-cultural fluency: You will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong educational background; minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Willingness to travel to rural locations, and to be based in Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe Tanzania
Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Iringa, Mbeya or Njombe, Tanzania

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes; Tanzania country nationals / East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Project Manager

Seeking an exceptional project manager experienced in forestry to spearhead the Tanzania One Acre Fund Agroforestry program.

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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

By 2023, the Tanzania program plans to offer 5 species of trees to more than 175,000 smallholder farmers. This will include timber, fruit, and soil-improving species. In total, this agroforestry portfolio is projected to create $8,400,000 of farmer financial impact by 2023. The Agroforestry Associate will drive the success of this plan.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Farmer demand: Rigorously assess farmer demand and impact potential for various agroforestry species
  • Multi-department risk assessment and mitigation: Assess and mitigate risks in trial complexity through close collaboration with Field Operations, Logistics, Business Operations, and Inputs teams
  • Financial impact projections: Develop tree impact models, collaborating with M&E to execute annual agroforestry impact assessments in the field
  • Maximize farmer returns through training: Develop and oversee execution of training content for 5+ tree species
  • Tree Production and Logistics: Trial various production/sourcing and distribution methods for tree seedlings, such as production partnerships or setting up farmer site-based nurseries
  • Innovation in Market Access: Opportunistically explore market access opportunities for Hass avocado and other marketable tree products

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking 1  exceptional professional(s) with 3+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Formal education or work experience in forestry
  • Strong educational background; Masters degree preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: English, Swahili preferred

PREFERRED START DATE

As soon as possible

JOB LOCATION

Iringa or Mbeya, Tanzania

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

DURATION

Full-time job

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Yes. Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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