Rwanda-Deputy Country Director


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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 - Tubura

Title: Deputy Country Director


Location: Rwanda-Various Location Types

Career Level:Executive Leaders

Start date: As soon as possible

Job 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

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 8+ years’ work experience to serve a key voice in leadership in strategy, management and external relations for the entire Rwanda program. This role will quickly grow into a senior leader for the entire One Acre Fund organization, as Rwanda is our second largest country of operation and is growing rapidly.

Duties& Responsibilities

External Relations:

  • Setting a government engagement strategy for both national and local level relationships under the “Partnerships Division” umbrella.
  • Through your team build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with all external stakeholders including government, donors, the media, and other partners.
  • Represent One Acre Fund – TUBURA externally at public events and for policy discussions.
  • Work with the Country Director on team design to help maintain a high-performing, motivated and impactful team.
  • Identify and execute on key areas for strategic innovations.

People Management:

  • Work with the Country Director and team leads to set and execute on the long-term strategy for all People Division objectives.
  • Through the People Division, lead work with the following team leaders to achieve goals: Human Resources, Recruitment, Training and Development, Infrastructure Development and Corporate Operations.
  • Working with the country director, you would need to focus on building One Acre Fund – TUBURA into the employer of choice for all applicants in Rwanda.


  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of work experience.
  • Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in civil service a plus
  • Strong data and analytical skills; advanced Excel a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Exception strategic thinking, problem-solving, team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Top-performing educational background; related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required
  • We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural Rwanda – this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English a must

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit 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.

Other Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Airtime including inclusion in the MTN closed user group for free texting and calling to all One Acre Fund staff.
  • Immunizations, flights, housing.

Sponsor international candidates

No,Rwandan candidates only

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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.If you are being approached by someone demanding money, please do not hesitate to report this to the Tubura Fraud Hotline: 0785443136 (Do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts. If you misuse his number and use it for general information about the position and not to report Fraud, we will not consider you for this 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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