One Acre Fund Rwanda Rural Retail Lead Jobs

One Acre Fund Rwanda Rural Retail Lead 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

  • You will lead the Rural Retail program, which encompasses 120+ retail locations and 175+ team members. In partnership with small business owners, we deliver quality products to 100,000+ farmers, including advisory services and asset-based micro-financing. To succeed, you will need to manage a high-pace of growth, while ensuring service quality, partner satisfaction, and improvement on our financials.

  • You will help to shape and achieve on the country program's vision, reporting to the Deputy Country Director. You will directly manage three people: the Operations Manager, the Repayment & Strategy Associate, and the Expansion Specialist.


    Run a quality program

  • Improve the program: Get the program to profitability. Deepen impact.

  • Grow the program: We aim to grow to national scale in the next 18 months.

  • Develop
    your team: Everyone on the team, from your direct reports to the newest Shop Officer, is mentored, challenged, and supported.

  • Learn and share Insights: There are other budding retail programs at One Acre Fund and our donors want your insights.

    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.


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

  • 6+ years professional experience, and a Bachelor's degree.

  • 4+ years managerial experience.

  • Experience leading a team (of 3+ people), setting goals and strategy.

  • Intermediate to advanced analytical skills.

  • Fluent in English.

  • If you also fit two or more of the below qualifications, you would make an excellent candidate.

  • On-the-ground experience in low or lower-middle income countries.

  • Consulting experience or mindset: You can approach big problems, and you know how to create a framework to proceed.

  • Financial proficiency: You can read simple financial statements, and explore opportunities for improvement.

  • Retail experience.

  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Rwanda Rural Retail Lead Jobs

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