Thursday, December 11, 2014

Expansion Managers/Junior Directors

Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Agriculture/Microfinance
Function: Expansion Manager/Junior Director
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Location: Mbeya, Tanzania
Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description
One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a complete market bundle that includes seed and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs and insurance, modern farming trainings, and market facilitation and harvest storage techniques. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 50-100% percent average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve more than 180,000 farm families in East Africa.

Job Description 
One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of sub-locations, districts, and members we serve in each year.  We are expanding to serve the farmers in Mbeya region and are looking for long term commitments to join our leadership team.

Expansion Manager/Junior Director will be responsible for the following tasks:
· Launching One Acre Fund in Mbeya Region
o Scouting new villages
o Engaging government officials
o Hiring, developing and training new staff
· Leading weekly meetings and training sessions for Field Officers
· Participating in high-level planning and vision meetings with field leadership team
· Bringing life-changing inputs and credit to 2000+ farmers in 2015.

If you have skills or experiences in these areas, please highlight them on your cover letter and resume.

Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and 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. This position in particular offers the opportunity to advance quickly into a leadership position.

We are seeking exceptional professionals with a strong background in leading and managing others and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:

· Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
· Language: fluent in English and Kiswahili
· Demonstrated basic computer skills, including typing and email
· Energetic with the ability to move in the field for long periods
· Clear communicator in-person and on the phone
· Proactive problem solver
· Integrity and a positive attitude
· Demonstrates high-quality work with a strong attention to detail
· Experience living and working in Mbeya region and willingness to live there for a long-term position
· Independent worker with strong ability to manage own schedule and tasks
· Comfortable and confident public speaker
· Ability to work as part of a larger team

· Top-performing undergraduate degree in agriculture, community development, management, or other relevant field from a recognized University
· Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
· Previous experience managing a team or project
· Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job

Career development: 
Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by Friday, January 9th. Successful candidates will be called for interviews in January. Selected candidates will start in the position in January/February.

450,000Tsh starting salary + benefits. This figure is negotiable depending on skills and experience.

Benefits: NSSF, airtime and small transportation allowances, benevolent fund

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to with the Subject line: Expansion Manager/Junior Director + the place you heard of the position. Please include grades and test scores on your resume.