Burundi Logistics Lead

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Agriculture

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.

ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our vision for 2020 is to improve the lives of more than one million farm families by delivering exemplary services to their doorsteps. To achieve this, One Acre Fund must grow in both scale and complexity – and we need additional high performing staff members to continue our strong growth trajectory. Working with our Logistics team presents the opportunity to build upon our strong operational foundations, extend our geographic reach, and explore new ways to impact our well-established network of hundreds of thousands of farm families.

Distribution is fundamental to the core model of One Acre Fund, and the logistics team works specifically to enable this cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system. The Country Logistics Lead will be an integral part of the team that delivers millions of kilograms of life-changing goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across East Africa. Your work will have a tremendous impact on the organization’s key mission of serving the smallholder farmer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing multiple input distributions throughout the growing season. This includes scheduling, truck loading, staff coordination, and stock level analysis.
  • Managing all One Acre Fund inventory and warehouse assets in a safe and secure manner by upholding key security and fraud control policies.
  • Managing the logistics department budget which includes inventory, staffing, warehouse, and transport expenses.
  • Serving as a liaison between various One Acre Fund departments to support the major annual distribution processes.
  • Innovating ways to deliver new categories of life-changing products (e.g. live plant material, poultry, etc.), and to make our delivery network, even more, cost-effective.
  • Building and managing a team of warehouse and logistics professionals. Team size ranges based on program location however the average size is about 10 full-time employees and up to 100 seasonal employees.
  • Building and managing a network of 3rd party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.
  • Managing all logistics data and inventory flows within One Acre Fund warehouses and during our busy distribution periods.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 5+ years of work experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
  • Related masters degree is an asset, but not strictly required.  (Examples: Supply Chain Management, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strong work experiences with demonstrated leadership and management experience. Examples include demanding professional work experiences, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business,).
  • Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management. Development world experience is an asset but not required.
  • Strong analytical skills – Ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data, with high attention to detail.  Excel skills particularly an asset.
  • 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.
  • A willingness to commit to working in the role for at least two years; this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • Language: Fluent English and French required.

COMPETENCIES

  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing operational environment.
  • Ability to set objectives and achieve them
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate.
  • Ability to autonomously solve complex problems
  • Organized and attentive to details

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.

PREFERRED START DATE

Flexible

JOB LOCATION

Muramvya, Burundi

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

DURATION

Full-time job

BENEFITS 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

YesBurundian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here