About One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund 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 training to improve harvests.
We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous : On average, farmers increase profits by 50 percent on the activities we support.
We are growing quickly. We serve more than 950,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1,250,000 farm families in 2020.
One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least triple our farmer impact in the next five years. This offers Program Associates a powerful career opportunity : learn from a successful field operation, contribute to aggressive growth, and make improvements to our program.
We are looking for Program Associates for a variety of teams within One Acre Fund, including :
Our country operation teams face the classic management challenge : how to keep a large country operation growing at 30-60% per year while also making improvements to our operating model.
Program Associates learn from our organization’s deep knowledge on scaling rural field programs; then, they are challenged to find new ways to stretch, grow faster, and increase our quality of service.
Some roles are more general; others specialize in important moments like new site expansion, enrollment, and repayment.
enable mobile money integration in a country; or improve the flow of tens of millions of SMS and phone calls with farmers.
Our Innovation teams discover new ideas for our programs and conduct dozens of trials to test these ideas.
For example, our Product Innovations team is investigating delivery of live chickens and preparing the product for full-scale roll out.
Changes can include small shifts such as changing our loan structure, to more radical shifts like opening physical shops.
Daily, all roles involve a mix of activities :
Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural field programs at scale. Program Associates benefit from the large size and experience of One Acre Fund, building skills through immersion in our operating environment.
At the same time, Program Associates also serve on a small team-within-a-team, with autonomy to deliver results and improve operations.
You may report to a Program Manager (in larger operations) or the Country Director (in our smallest program countries). 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 mentors 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 can help shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are looking for exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for our mission.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply :
Preferred Start Date
Flexible. We hire for all roles on a rolling basis and don't make a hire until we find the right fit.
Kakamega, Kenya; Rubengera, Rwanda; Muramvya, Burundi; Zomba, Malawi; Kabwe, Zambia; Iringa, Tanzania; Minna, Nigeria; Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits