Thursday, November 5, 2020

New Job Vacancy at One Acre Fund – Manager, Office of the CEO | November, 2020

One Acre Fund
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at One Acre Fund Tanzania, 2020
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

About One Acre Fund

in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million 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.

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.

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

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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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

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

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 address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

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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