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Nutrition and Health Program Senior Associate/Manager
Seeking an exceptional nutrition team lead with 5+ years of experience who will use behavior change research and nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs to improve the health of millions of farmers’ children.

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Job overview
Location
: Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya Career Level Professionals

About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 7,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, our farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will work with country programs to improve the health and development of millions of women and children. Drawing from your experience in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and social and behavior change (SBC), you will plan strategies, manage projects, and foster relationships with teams across One Acre Fund and in other organizations.
As the head of the nutrition program, you will report directly to the Impact Division Director and work closely with senior members of the Innovations and Business Development teams.
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Responsibilities
Strategy and Program Design

  • Create and guide nutrition strategies, working across cultures and countries to design programs tailored to each country program's nutrition needs and opportunities
  • Set vision and build consensus around nutrition goals across country teams, donors, and partners
  • Conduct formative research (qualitative and quantitative) and use it to develop SBC interventions and communication campaigns for rural audiences, including a gender-transformative approach and a monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Ensure compliance with all international and national regulations for nutrition research and programs
  • Write and manage project budgets
Project Management
  • Oversee project implementation, responding to monitoring data to make changes
  • Synthesize and present project findings to donors and other team members using top-down communication
Relationship Management
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with other implementing organizations
  • Support other teams in maintaining donor and government relations

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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Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in nutrition-sensitive agriculture
  • Master’s degree in nutrition, public health or similar
  • Experience designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive agriculture, SBC, and ideally gender projects
  • English language required. Other useful languages are Swahili and French


Travel:
30-50% of working time.
Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Nairobi, Kigali, Kabwe, Jinja, or Dar es Salaam
BENEFITS
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE
We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.
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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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 Manager, Office of the CEO
We are seeking an exceptional professional to reflect the voice of and to execute on behalf of the Executive Director.
Job overview
Location Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia Career Level Professionals
Job Description

We are looking for someone to help lead the Office of the CEO, comprised of 1-2 analysts and 1-2 managers. The Office of the CEO reflects the voice of and executes on behalf of the Executive Director. As One Acre Fund grows, our Executive Director is focused on an increasingly diverse set of priorities, from communicating with external partners to marshaling resources for new internal programs. Managers in this office will lead a varied portfolio of projects, linked by a common theme of improving our CEO’s efficacy.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Lead major initiatives and fill in critical gaps in the organization: The Manager in the Office of the CEO will directly implement the priorities of the Executive Director. This could be through project work, such as improving retention by analyzing data to identify issues, propose solutions, and implement the solutions with a diverse team. It could also come in the form of operational secondments, such as managing an important department during a time of transition to ensure the CEO’s voice is reflected in departmental priorities.
  • Executive-level communications and research: We believe well-crafted communication of our strategy is essential 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, employee engagement, and more. The communications may also require fast analyses and research, like conducting a market sizing of smallholder farmers in East Africa.
  • Team leadership: The Manager in the Office of the CEO will help ensure the professional development and high-quality project work 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.
Career growth
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. The Manager in the Office of the CEO will likely report directly to the CEO.

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Qualifications
We are looking for professionals with 5+ years of work experience. We are looking for extraordinary candidates to help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a career-track role, with a two-year minimum. Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
  • Experience in strategic and consulting contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-term planning.
  • Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move projects forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations.
  • Experience managing team performance and developing leaders; experience in remote management a plus
  • Exceptional written communicator. We are looking for clear communicators who have an ability to engage a range of audiences, including internal staff, external partners, and organizational leadership.
  • Research ability. You have experience conducting powerful secondary research.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate leaders with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • Language: English.

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Preferred Start Date
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to C0v1d-I9 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location
Kigali, Rwanda
Compensation
Commensurate with experience
Duration
Full-time job
Benefits
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; African nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

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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.