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Rwanda Coffee Field Supervisor

One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The success of the One Acre Fund model has resulted in an operation that started by serving approximately 30 farmers in 2007 to more than 750,000 farmers in 2022. One Acre Fund believes that this can be replicated within the coffee sector in collaboration with the important coffee sector partners in Rwanda.

The Coffee Supervisor will manage a group of Coffee Field Officers in a specific region. You will help make coffee farmers more prosperous by making Coffee Field Officers (FOs) more impactful. You will report to the Market Access Entrepreneur.

You will do this by:

  • Performance Management – making sure the right work is getting done and to an acceptable standard by the Coffee FOs.
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of the Coffee FOs

Responsibilities

  • Manage Coffee Field Officers (FOs):
    • Manage Coffee FOs' performance and build their capacity so that they can help coffee farmers become more prosperous.
    • Mentor Coffee FOs to build role-specific skills and deliver team training such as Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) for coffee.
    • Build a team of Coffee FOs who feel supported and empowered by giving relevant performance development feedback.
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
    • Establish weekly performance targets, create a viable work plan for Coffee FOs, and hold them accountable.
    • Ensure that data such as Coffee FOs performance targets tracking tools are reported, recorded, and analyzed properly.
    • Help Coffee FOs prioritize their different activities and ensure their work plans contain all necessary follow-up activities for the week.
  • Partner Engagement
    • Represent TUBURA externally to partner- Coffee Washing Stations and local authorities.
    • Make suggestions for new expansion, strategies and skills to ensure bringing accurate information in the field.
    • Handle questions or complaints and keep track of products delivered on credit to identify and follow up on outstanding debts.

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.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Degree in Agronomy or other relevant agricultural studies.
  • In-depth knowledge of coffee agronomy with 3 years of field experience.
  • 1+ years of people management and developing junior staff - experience managing remote teams.
  • Experience collaborating and coordinating with other teams.
  • Passion for capacity building and investing in others.
  • Focused priorities and innovativeness.
  • Language: Kinyarwanda and English.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Eastern, Northern and Southern Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Application Link

https://grnh.se/c4118b2c1us 

Application Deadline

03 August 2024

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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