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.
Note there is also a more junior version of this role available here.
As One Acre Fund evolves rapidly into a fully professionalized organization serving upwards of one million farmers, a crucial determinant of our success will be how flexibly the organization can respond to new challenges and fill gaps that would otherwise slow growth.
We are seeking mid-career / leadership level candidates interested in a role designed to meet this strategic objective. The position is a way for world class management professionals to make immediate contributions to the highest-priority challenges facing the organization.
In turn, the role offers superior professional growth by providing rapid exposure to the full breadth and depth of One Acre Fund’s functional leadership opportunities, preparing candidates for an eventual permanent executive leadership role in the organization.
Concretely speaking, a typical track would involve plugging into a progression of high-priority leadership roles, followed by the opportunity for a permanent posting or further rotations depending on the candidate’s interests :
Program Rotation Managers / Directors will work closely with One Acre Fund’s leadership (especially the head of the internal consulting team) to collaboratively identify, prioritize, select, and scope rotations.
Generally we will aim to do this with a fair amount of flexibility according to organizational need and the staffer’s goals.
For example, rotations may be extended or truncated, or a rotational candidate may specialize within certain teams.
Examples of possible rotations include :
and ensure critical program metrics like adoption, impact and repayment remain strong year on year despite steady growth and changing market dynamics.
Alternatively, launch a new business model or product offering in an existing market, like setting up an agrodealer operation.
By definition this could include many One Acre Fund departments, but for illustrative examples consider our high-priority initiatives within Logistics and Field Operations.
staff who will be positioned to take on critical positions in the organization. Selected candidates will confront the full gamut of leadership challenges of a rapidly scaling social enterprise while receiving intensive professional development support from one of the organization’s senior leaders.
Career Growth and Development
A Program Rotation Manager will receive :
We have a strong organizational culture of constant learning and growth put simply, we continually 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 multiple exceptional professionals with exceptional professionals with 5+ years of relevant work experience and a demonstrated passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply :
This includes willingness to live outside capital cities, close to our customers, as this is where initial rotations will be based.
Rotates based on organization priorities
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits