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Rwanda Junior Field Coordinator

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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.

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

One Acre Fund – TUBURA has been partnering with the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board since 2013 to strengthen and implement the national extension model known as ''TWIGIRE MUHINZI''. This job involves working and assisting TWIGIRE coordinators and RAB station level with the development and management of TWIGIRE MUHINZI related activities. The Assistant Coordinator position is based in the RAB zones of the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board in Western Province, with some travel upcountry to implement and monitor extension projects in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in pre-season planning meetings with local extension workers, RAB staff, and Local Authorities to ensure that TWIGIRE MUHINZI activities are coordinated and harmonized with all Government of Rwanda plans and goals for the season
  • Manage pre-season distribution of training materials from RAB HQ in Kigali to local field extension workers, RAB field staff, and Local Authorities in their districts
  • Provide training to extension workers, RAB field staff, and Local Authorities training materials for the season Or any other subjects related to TWIGIRE MUHINZI
  • Conduct interviews and surveys with local field extension workers, Local Authorities, and Farmer Promoters to collect monitoring and evaluation data on usage and effectiveness of training and extension materials when needed
  • Coordinate with Local Government and RAB staff at station level in the implementation and monitoring of TWIGIRE MUHINZI
  • Help implement trials designed to identify and integrate tools and systems to increase the capacity and performance of TWIGIRE MUHINZI extension agents.
  • Implement and track interventions designed to increase strength and income of farmers through Twigire Muhinzi (include working with LG on this to get it down in their own districts)

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture and work experience in this field
  • Excellent command of Kinyarwanda and English, basic (or better) command of French
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to grasp the essence of complex processes
  • Demonstrable computer skills: email, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Dynamic and a problem-solver
  • Integrity and enthusiastic, passionate about serving smallholder farmers
  • Willingness to work in the field and experience delivering training
  • Willingness to commit for at least two years working with One Acre Fund
  • 2+ years of work experience

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Rubavu-RAB Tamira Station Office, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda."Women are encouraged to apply"

Application Deadline:15 September 2021

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.