One Acre Fund Strategy and Research Director Jobs in Africa

One Acre Fund Strategy and Research Director 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.

This role provides an opportunity for a senior strategic leader to meaningfully help drive the strategy of a $100M and growing social impact organization. Since its inception at One Acre Fund in 2012, the Internal Consulting Team has emerged as a primary nexus through which many organizational initiatives pass.


  • Lead our Internal Consulting Team. This is a 15-person internal consulting unit, consisting of the Director, two managers, five analysts, four junior analysts, and two rotational staff; all of whom conduct strategic, change management, and operational projects on behalf of
    other One Acre Fund units across our countries of operation.
  • Drive key strategic and change management initiatives on behalf of One Acre Fund as a lead consultant and project manager (equivalent of a consulting firm engagement manager).
  • Serve as a thought partner and business advisor to key One Acre Fund leaders


  • Demonstrated ability in strategic and consulting contexts, e.g. working with C-suite leaders, change management, or long-term planning
  • Proven ability to manage team performance and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus
  • Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move initiatives forward, as opposed to solely making recommendations or presentations
  • Strong data and analytical skills; advanced Excel a plus
  • Strong eye for and standards of talent
    Humble and service-oriented approach to consulting work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace in a developing country a plus
    Related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required
  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years.
  • Language: Fluent English required

    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 Strategy and Research Director Jobs in Africa

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