One Acre Fund Rwanda Agro-Processing Associate Jobs

One Acre Fund Rwanda Agro-Processing Associate 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 are looking for an entrepreneurial agronomist with agro-processing experience to co-lead the setup of one of our newest ventures in Rwanda. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, setting up, and managing agro-processing and storing hubs for grains and fresh produce. You will report to our Commercialization Director, actively working towards facilitating access to markets for smallholder farmers in Rwanda.

    Responsibilities

  • The Agro-Processing Associate will be responsible for the successful setup and management of the hubs, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Identifying hub location and infrastructure needs

  • Assessing machinery needs and leading negotiations with suppliers.

  • Establishing hub processes and optimizing operations.

  • Developing
    health and safety protocols.

  • Overseeing quality control of all agro-processing and storage activities.

  • Researching, trialing, and piloting drying and storage innovations.

    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:

  • We are looking for candidates with a general agro-processing for the food industry and agricultural value chain background

  • Good knowledge of at least one of the following: grain drying, grain storage (silo and warehouse), cold-chain management, aflatoxin risk reduction

  • 4+ years of experience in a dynamic agricultural organization.

  • 2+ years of experience in one of our countries of operation.

  • Experience working with rural development programs; interest in rural programs is required.

  • People and project management skills, able to coordinate diverse teams.

  • Experience managing large grants and reporting.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Rwanda Agro-Processing Associate Jobs

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