Communication Specialist


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One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve more than  180,000 farm families with 1,500 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 40,000 farm families with over 400 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 10 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

Industry:          Nonprofit/International Development

Employer:         One Acre Fund

Job Title:          Communication Specialist

Job Location:    Kigali

Duration:           Minimum 2-years commitment, full-time job

Organization Description

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 400,000 rural farmers we serve. 
We measure success on our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers


Exceptional professionals with 5-7 years’ media relations and strategic communications experience to serve in a position that focuses on media strategy and data presentation.

Job Description

The Partnerships Division manages external relations and communications with the Government of Rwanda and other stakeholders. The Communications Specialist helps senior management communicate TUBURA’s programs and success to external stakeholders, by succinctly presenting program information in a way that resonates with key partners. The objective of the specialist is to ensure program collaboration through communication.

The Communications Specialist should quickly learn the intimate details of TUBURA’s Core and Government Services programs in order to accurately communicate key details to external stakeholders – specifically, members of the press in Rwanda.  This will involve time in the field in order to understand program implementation, as well as time with all team members, enabling him/her to find creative and strategic ways to communicate the organization’s work to journalists, editors and radio and TV producers as well as other stakeholders. He/she should ideally understand social media strategy, and be prepared to write pitches and reach out to media in Kigali and among regional media outlets in Rwanda. 

In addition, the candidate will be responsible for translating quantitative program data into sound bytes and compelling and quotable messaging for various campaigns, whether geared toward government stakeholders or members of the media.

Our aim is to hire an enterprising individual who will help us improve the focus, quality and frequency of media coverage of TUBURA in Rwanda; strengthen TUBURA’s relationships with key members of the media; and interpret strategic direction and vision communicated by key leadership to identify media objectives. 

Scope of Work:

  • Producing TUBURA’s regular reports to government, including quarterly and annual reports; this involves the information gathering, analysis, writing, and production of the reports.
  • Producing additional communications materials, including presentations, reports, videos, pamphlets, fact sheets, booklets, etc.,
  • Gathering all program information and making it accessible to internal stakeholders through a dashboard. Identify or create new communications systems for internal coordination and communication.
  • Craft external media- or government-facing talking points and messaging for various TUBURA projects
  • Oversee community management strategy, ensuring that TUBURA’s brand voice is consistent and responses to followers are informative, engaging and memorable
  • Monitor and track TUBURA’s social media accounts


We are seeking exceptional professionals with 3-5 years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for development work. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Work Experience: Candidates should have 3-5 years of strong work experience in communications and/or journalism. This experience should include the design of communication strategies, assembly of engaging communicating materials, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative information to produce analytical reports.
  • Social Media Content Management: 2+ years creating and managing social media content
  • Education: Strong undergraduate background at a top Rwandan or international university. All backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Attitude: Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Flexibility: You should be comfortable with ambiguity and quickly learning new skills and subjects.
  • Growth: Potential to move into a GR leadership position within 6-12 months, based on performance.
  • Other Skills: Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; expert Microsoft Office (especially very strong PowerPoint and Excel skills). Knowledge of knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat would be an added plus.
  • Language: Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda required; French is a bonus.
  • Passion: Passionate and innovative about bringing new ideas to life

We are looking for someone with leadership potential who is comfortable working independently. This is a career track role where you will be exposed to high level leadership for communication planning.

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

To Apply

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You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

We are offering a world class professional and international environment that focuses on your career development and are looking forward to receiving your application.

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.                                                                                         

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