Ajira Leo

Rotational Program Support Officer at One Acre Fund

Rotational Program Support Officer at One Acre Fund

Rotational Program Support Officer at One Acre Fund

Position : Tanzania Rotational Program Support Officer at One Acre Fund – Tanzania
Iringa , Tanzania

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 training 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
One Acre Fund’s farmer-facing operations are the front lines of our mission , and a place where our work is evolving rapidly . Our Rotational Program Support Officer position is designed to seize new opportunities and fill crucial gaps flexibly and rapidly , in order to fuel the organization’s growth . In turn , this role will provide a compelling opportunity for exceptional early-mid career professionals to quickly grow into leaders capable of independently executing the project , team management and addressing some challenges facing One Acre Fund , through rapid exposure to the full breadth and depth of One Acre Fund’s functional areas .

Concretely speaking , selected Rotational Program Support Officer will have the opportunity to rotate through a program innovation project in different Tanzania region into 3-5 different roles within the 1-year contract .

Rotational Program Support Officer will work together with the Program Innovation Department organization to determine their region , individual rotations , and then their project to support . We see the Rotational Program Support Officer role as an opportunity to develop future leaders in international development while meeting some of One Acre Fund’s most critical field-facing needs . Part of our commitment to this role is offering high-quality professional development and feedback opportunities as our Officer make their way through the various rotations .

We are seeking an individual who will assist OAF in the following areas :

  • Field-based work with Flexible – Rotating assignments across Iringa , Njombe , and Arusha regions .
  • Collaborate closely with the field team as well as other departments and proper work plan for field visits by using available tools , come up with new ideas and possible interventions to improve the field team operations .
  • Support the establishment and the execution of the lean district trial project in all the selected areas and in future areas .
  • Provide support and monitoring for field-based trials , ex . lean district trials and surveys .
  • To perform any other special and specific trials and responsibilities that will be given by the Manager .

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • We are seeking a candidate with a long -term passion for sustainable agricultural development in Tanzania .
  • Please only apply if you fit these criteria :
  • University Degree (Business Administration , Community Development , Agriculture , or related focus)
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers . Being willing to commit to serve smallholder farmers in our program both in Iringa , Njombe and Mbeya By conducting Field Visits .
  • Competent Languages : Fluent Kiswahili and Professional Level English .
  • Computer Literate : Demonstrating computer skills such as typing , navigate Google Email , Calendar , Drive , Google Sheets and Google Docs .
  • Clear and excellent communicator in person , via email , and on the phone .
  • Proactive in problem-solving .
  • Integrity and a positive attitude toward the team .
  • Proven ability to set and meet job targets

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrates high-quality work with strong attention to detail .
  • Ability to work with a larger team and independent worker with strong ability to manage own schedule , tasks and responsibilities .
  • A confident communicator who is comfortable talking with many people on a variety of topics .
  • Demonstrated leadership potential at work and outside work .

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
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa , Tanzania
Commensurate with experience
Full-time job .
Health insurance , paid time off