One Acre Fund Government Relations Analyst - New Market Expansion Jobs in Africa

One Acre Fund Government Relations Analyst - New Market Expansion Jobs in Africa

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.

The Government Relations Department's "Growth Team" closely supports the New Country Expansion (NCE) team to scope, scout and pilot innovative asset-based financing and last-mile delivery models in new markets.


Government Relations Support to Pilot Programs

  • Lead all government relations work in One Acre Fund's pilot countries (Nigeria & India).

  • Create and execute government relations strategies in pilot countries with support of Pilot Leads in line with program priorities (i.e. model viability-testing, scaling, etc.) and global Government Relations department objectives.
  • Build robust government and external stakeholder networks in new countries to gather intelligence, de-risk field operations and unlock opportunities for pilot programs.
  • Monitor, interpret and explain regulations and policies relevant to One Acre Fund’s field operations
  • Serve on the Pilot Leadership Teams for Nigeria and India, maintaining strong working relationships and coordination with Pilot Leads and ensuring GR, regulatory and risk dimensions are incorporated into decision making by country leadership. Produce high-quality, narrow analysis and actionable recommendations to pilot leads and leadership teams, as required.
  • Manage and develop Local Government staff in Nigeria and India.
  • Lead the approvals process for in-country growth into new jurisdictions within pilot countries, either directly
    or through direct reports.
  • Develop, design and coordinate overall local government outreach (e.g. quarterly reports, field visits, etc.)
  • Create and refine templates and tools to standardize and track government relations needs in new markets.
  • Travel regularly to pilots to support government relations efforts including applications for registration, licenses, permits and other start-up administrative needs.

    New Country Expansion, Scouting and Piloting Consultancy Service

  • Conduct detailed research and analysis on political, regulatory, and operational landscapes in new countries to inform scouting and piloting decisions.
  • Produce written briefs with clear recommendations that will support decision making on entry into new countries and inform actions taken during on-the-ground scouting.
  • Accompany new country scouts to prospective new markets to contextualize desk research, establish early government relationships and support the scoping of and due diligence on potential partnerships.
  • Provide advisory services on government relations and risk management to pilot teams from other internal business units doing expansion work, as needed.


  • Experience building and managing networks of key clients or contacts.
  • Experience working in an unstructured or non-traditional work environment highly desired, as well as being a fast learner.
  • Independence and the ability to be a self-starter are must-haves. We’re looking for candidates with a high level of professional maturity.
  • Strong desk research and analytical skills - able to conduct narrow analysis and develop clear deliverables for and recommendations to a variety of high-level audiences.
  • Leadership and people management experience. Include evidence of how you led a team of people. Remote leadership experience is beneficial.
  • Passion for an interest in agriculture and rural development.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required. Working proficiency in French will be given preference.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Government Relations Analyst - New Market Expansion Jobs in Africa

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