One Acre Fund Rwanda Agri-Business Entrepreneur (Manager) Jobs

One Acre Fund Rwanda Agri-Business Entrepreneur (Manager) Jobs


About One Acre Fund

  • Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

  • To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

    About the Role

  • We're looking for a Rwandan Entrepreneur who can lead our fledgling hybrid maize seed business venture into an established Rwandan seed company

  • Your work will serve millions of farmers and create them billions of Rwandan francs of additional income in the next 5 years

  • You will directly contribute to the Government of Rwanda's vision to create a privatized domestic seed production industry

  • We are looking for a candidate who is willing to make it their life's mission to create the best quality seed for farmers and navigate any challenge this work throws at them with patience, positivity and passion

  • You will bring a wealth of experience and ambition from leading business ventures, working with complex and diverse team members and a deep understanding of the Rwandan market and political landscape

  • Reporting Lines: You will report to the Seed Division Director, manage a team of seed production, processing and leadership experts and work with a vast range of departments across the organization including government relations, business development, finance, HR, logistics and global sourcing

    Responsibilities

  • Guide the vision of our seed company and ensure its success:

  • Build a vision of our place in the Rwandan hybrid maize seed market through gaining knowledge of the market and our clients

  • Build a great team and hire for resources gaps: you will manage a team of experts with diverse backgrounds and skills

  • Ensure financial sustainability of the business and source funding
    to grow the venture

  • Enhance our seed processing/production capacity to 4,000 MT of hybrid maize by 2023

  • Lead the strategy and continued development of a seed product pipeline

  • Create an export market for our seed within 2 years

  • Lead our existing seed production partnerships between a local seed production company and an international seed company

  • Deepen our relationship with Government of Rwanda and the associate regulatory bodies to advocate for the seed industry and promote policy and regulatory change to support its success.

    Career Growth and Development

  • We have a strong 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. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

    Qualifications

    Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Experienced entrepreneur - successful business start-up and leadership in Rwanda or Africa.

  • Obsession/Passion for getting the highest quality products to customers in this case seed to farmers (this role will be a lot of work and we need someone intrinsically motivated to make it successful).

  • This is a high pressure position with very high risk/reward. We need someone who will make it their life's mission to make this successful.

  • Experience managing complex external partners to achieve results.

  • Someone who can translate technical information into understandable internal and external communications.

  • Experience with the Rwandan public and private sectors.

  • People management skills - you will manage a large team with multiple areas of expertise including seed production, seed processing, mechanical engineering, finance and procurement.

  • Fluency in reviewing financial reporting, accounting and projections.

  • Awareness/working knowledge of the Rwandan legal system and labor laws.

  • Knowledge or background of the agricultural industry required - with seed sector experience preferred.

  • Kinyarwanda and English fluency is a must have.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Rwanda Agri-Business Entrepreneur (Manager) Jobs

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