One Acre Fund NGO Job in Africa

One Acre Fund NGO New Country Scout

Job Description

As One Acre Fund expands, a key part of our long-term goal to reach at least 1.1M farm families this decade is to launch one new country per year. It is also important that we understand the landscape of potential countries as soon as possible – so that we know how we may need to change our program model to fit new areas.

The New Country Scout will:

Spend 3-6 months training on the core One Acre Fund program model in Kenya or Rwanda.
Move to a new country, where they will either begin a pilot from scratch, or expand an existing pilot.
Core operating duties will include:
  • Hiring and training 3-8 initial trial staff.
  • Engaging local government officials and sensitizing them to our program.
  • Handling initial recruitment of 100-300 farmers.
    External networking will include:
  • Purchase of seed, fertilizer, and other farm inputs from local vendors.
  • Making contact with local horticultural support.
  • The new country scout wil also set up our initial office.
    This may include:
  • Handling legal registration.
    Finding/hiring of office and housing.
  • Initial equipment purchases.
  • Creation of well-functioning finance and accounting operation with proper financial controls.

    Career Growth and Development

  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.
  • Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development.
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style 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. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.


  • We are seeking exceptional professionals with
  • 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development.
  • They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.
  • We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale.
  • This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years.
  • Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and like able team.
  • We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to live outside of a capital city, close to our customers for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required, French highly desirable.

    How to Apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund NGO New Country Scout

    Closing Date: 15th July 2017

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