One Acre Fund Sustainability Lead Jobs in Rwanda

One Acre Fund Sustainability Lead Jobs in Rwanda

About the Role

The Impact division supports all One Acre Fund programs to generate more impact, wherever we work. We help the organization keep three core aspects of impact at the forefront of our work:

  • Improve farmer livelihoods and profitability in the short term

  • Ensure long-term viability through sustainable agricultural practices (soil health, crop diversity, etc.)

  • Address non-agricultural needs of farming households (energy, nutrition, etc.)

    The Sustainability Lead, a member of the Impact division, will lead sustainability assessments (emissions accounting, environmental & social impact assessments, etc.) and improvements (special projects addressing any deficiencies identified). This body of work is not new to the organization, but this position's dedicated attention and effort will be new. We are looking for an organized project leader and a strong collaborator to fill this function. The sustainability lead will report to the Impact Director.


    Lead Annual Emissions Calculations

  • Gather, clean, and share data and inputs for footprint accounting.

  • Build tools to help us understand our emissions hot spots and mitigation opportunities.

  • Set and track progress against global and program-specific emissions reduction targets.

    Lead key strategic projects to reduce emissions in hot-spot areas

  • Prioritize mitigation opportunities based on size and feasibility of potential reduction.

  • Collaborate with teams across the organization to reduce emissions in their scope of work. This will require learning about the specific emissions hotspot and potential solutions, evaluating options with program teams, and implementing agreed-upon actions.

  • Manage our Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process for all products and services offered by OAF.

  • Ensure that the program adheres to ESIA processes, including evaluating potential new products and services and implementing any mitigating actions required.

    Lead Innovation & Improvement

  • Research and propose improvements to sustainability in One Acre Fund’s operations across the board.

  • If approved, and if there is not
    already a clear owner, lead these innovations and improvements.

    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:

    Technical capacity for improving sustainability

  • University (or higher) degree in Environmental Studies or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience identifying, developing, and implementing projects that improve organizational sustainability.

  • Ability to calculate environmental impacts including emissions footprints, LCAs, etc.

    Passion for sustainability

  • Genuine passion for continually, sustainably, improving farmer livelihoods.

  • An accomplished collaborator who can bring others on our side and help them make necessary changes to their operations.

    Communication & Collaboration

  • Strong verbal and written communication across a wide range of audiences - from non-technically-trained colleagues to external experts.

  • English required. Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, or French a plus.


  • Strong organizational skills and ability to keep dozens of diverse tasks and initiatives on track.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Sustainability Lead Jobs in Rwanda

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