Operations Innovation Project 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.

Job Description: Operations Innovation project specialist

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One Acre Fund - TUBURA

Join the fastest growing organization in Rwanda!  Build a career and deliver impact in the community! 

Employer:                    One Acre Fund (TUBURA)
Job Location:               Rubengera, Karongi (with travel during the week)

Duration:                     2 year +

Preferred Start Date:   Immediate

Deadline:                    July 5th, 2017

Organization Description

One Acre Fund – TUBURA is a social enterprise that serves smallholder farmers with a bundle of training, inputs and credit. Currently, we serve over 200,000 Rwandan farmers. We do not give handouts, but ask farmers to invest in their future through participating in our program. Their investment in modern agricultural techniques increases their harvest. To further equip TUBURA to making Rwandan smallholder farmers more prosperous, we are looking for applicants who are driven, hardworking, and have successful professional records to fulfill different roles on our team.  See www.oneacrefund.org for more information.

Job Description

One of TUBURA’s core distinguishing characteristics is our desire and ability to innovate our program model according to our clients’ needs. As our program grows, we will need a dedicated team of innovators and problem solvers to help us continue to improve how we deliver our service to farmers. The Operations Innovation team has been tasked with this responsibility and will depend on its team to fulfill its mission. The role is to assist this team with implementing trials, pilots, and research assignments to help us achieve a better, more efficient program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project Lead – You will oversee and assist on multiple trials and/or projects assigned by your manager. You will be in charge of ensuring project quality and completing deliverables on time.  You will be responsible for:
    • Helping think through trial design
    • Executing field experiments and trials
    • Following up in the field
    • Ensuring excellent communication amongst your team and all other stakeholders
    • Helping in tracking your trial, measuring success, and documenting trial learnings
  • Thought Partner – You will work alongside a senior member of our team who will mentor you on your project management. Your manager will work closely with you to further evolve an idea or explore a new concept in the field and you will participate in group discussions to improve, change, or stop an idea from progressing.
  • Data Analyst – We use data every day to make decisions, change strategies, or explore new ideas. We are all data analysts: collecting clients’ perspectives, field teams KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators), repayment information, focus group responses and much more. You will be responsible for ensuring that data collected is highly credible, rigorously analyzed, and clearly presented to your manager and other team members.
  • People Manager- You will be expected to quickly take on a team of Direct Reports to help you execute projects. You will be responsible for ensuring their professional development and growth.

Career 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 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. You will have access to professional development opportunities aimed at building the soft and hard skills required for a quick professional growth. Because of our rapid organization growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career progress for our staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness or related fields
  • Commitment to living in a rural area for an extended period of time
  • Ability and willingness to travel 2-3 days a week in rural areas depending on project
  • Professional written and oral English, Kinyarwanda is an added value
  • Advanced computer skills: typing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel other statistical packages are an added advantage
  • At least 1 year of prior work experience

To Apply

Please click on this link:  https://www.oneacrefund.org/careers/job-openings?n=Operations-Innovations-Project-Specialist

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.

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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Rubengera, Karongi
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